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March 23, 2011, 05:04:15 PM
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The downside of this is that the time to find blocks is very variable. It's possible you'll mine for months and not find anything. With your hashing rate I strongly suggest joining a pool (slush's, Tycho's, btcmine, ...)

I'll second this recommendation.  You only lose a few percent by mining in a pool.  On the other hand, you could have an unlucky start to your mining and not find a block for 100 days or more.  The general rule of thumb is if your GPU has an average generation time of greater than a couple of weeks then you should mine in a pool.  YMMV.

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March 23, 2011, 10:30:33 PM
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Okay, I think I finally got the hang of it now, thanks to everyone who kindly answered my questions  Cheesy
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March 24, 2011, 02:58:58 AM
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March 25, 2011, 10:06:43 PM
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Hey, since this is the "new" thread (of which I still consider myself), why would you need a username/password for solo mining?  Where are you signing up to to confirm it's you?  I'm in a pool right now, so the u/p scheme makes sense.

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March 25, 2011, 10:09:57 PM
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Hey, since this is the "new" thread (of which I still consider myself), why would you need a username/password for solo mining? 

You don't.  My client has never asked for that.

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March 25, 2011, 10:26:55 PM
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Hey, since this is the "new" thread (of which I still consider myself), why would you need a username/password for solo mining? 



You don't.  My client has never asked for that.



I think he is talking about clients like poclbm, which does ask you for a username and password for solo mining.
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March 25, 2011, 10:30:33 PM
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I think he is talking about clients like poclbm, which does ask you for a username and password for solo mining.

DiabloMiner does as well:
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./DiabloMiner-Linux.sh
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Remember to set rpcuser and rpcpassword in your ~/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf
before starting bitcoind or bitcoin --daemon

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March 26, 2011, 02:11:13 AM
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Hey, since this is the "new" thread (of which I still consider myself), why would you need a username/password for solo mining?  Where are you signing up to to confirm it's you?  I'm in a pool right now, so the u/p scheme makes sense.

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Mining clients which use the user/password functionality, instead of just an address which you own, are able to be run over networks.  Thus you could, for example, run the mining clients on many computers connected via LAN but have them all connected to just one computer that runs the normal bitcoin client, minimising internet bandwidth use and the cpu load of verifying transactions (which is significant once you scale up).  You are still "solo" mining because you're not connected to a pool, but this allows you to sort of form your own pool.

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