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September 28, 2011, 03:18:21 PM
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So, I don't know much about mining, but I do know that my 21.5" iMac has the capability to GPU mine-
http://www.apple.com/imac/specs.html
(the $1200 one)

Is it worth it to GPU/CPU mine on it? Also, will I see a spike in my electricity bill because of it?
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September 28, 2011, 04:12:49 PM
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So, I don't know much about mining, but I do know that my 21.5" iMac has the capability to GPU mine-
http://www.apple.com/imac/specs.html
(the $1200 one)

Is it worth it to GPU/CPU mine on it? Also, will I see a spike in my electricity bill because of it?
I'm mining using mining.bitcoin.cz

the 1200 dollar model has a 6750..  i think that gets you about a 1/10 of a btc per day

the 2000 dollar modal has a 6970..   that will get you about .25 btc per day

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September 28, 2011, 04:24:34 PM
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I advise against mining on an imac due to thermal stress concerns.

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September 28, 2011, 08:27:11 PM
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+1 to that, Macs built to be a fashion statement, not a mining rig.
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September 28, 2011, 08:36:05 PM
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+2 my dads iMac 27" has a 6970m. The temperature goes up to 90 degree c in no time Shocked . You can't really control it.

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September 28, 2011, 08:58:05 PM
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I would like to note that these are Mobile versions of the GPU's, Same graphics tech, But the cards are Much Much slower

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September 28, 2011, 10:51:27 PM
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What can I mine with, then?

I mean, I have this-
http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-m11x-r3/pd.aspx

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September 28, 2011, 11:42:40 PM
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What can I mine with, then?

I mean, I have this-
http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-m11x-r3/pd.aspx

Short answer, you can mine on anything including at ti calculator if you feel so inclined.
Long answer, mining is generally best on desktops with radeon 5xxx and higher graphics cards, nvidia graphics although functional is generally too energy inefficent and mobile/AIO computers are generally advised against due to thermal stress

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