Hey guys, I'm considering adding a 5870 to my desktop and getting into mining.
I am wondering two things;
First, can I run the mining software at more or less full steam while I work on other non-GPU intensive tasks on the same desktop?
I would mostly be multitabling poker clients (8 to 12 tables) over wifi if this helps. Since the amount of money on the tables would far outweigh the value of mining with 1 card, the mining op would have to play very nice with my normal computer use.
Second, if I built a dedicated mining rig and joined a pool, would the rig need to be connected to the internet whenever it was mining or could it be run offline and then connected to the pool once every few days to upload completed work and download new problems. Again, the problem for me is anything which might interfere with my network responsiveness.
Thanks in advance