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October 20, 2011, 04:58:45 PM
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This sounds like a quick way to burn out your video card and all you'll get out of it is $5-10, if you're lucky.

Stick to gaming and let the professionals mine bitcoins.
1)Gamers usually ARE the professionals
2)No, the card won't burn out. Guess what, it's MADE to work. You buy it to USE IT! (of course you have to check temperatures)

Bad idea, if I mine my computer is very slow, I have to stop my other programs.
I have no problems, i always mine while i use my pc. Of course i stop mining when i play. Just disable gpu for the browser and flash
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October 20, 2011, 06:08:48 PM
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I think I'll trust Gabi over the other guy.  Mining it is!  I'll make sue it doesn't go over 80 Celcius. 

I mean, I might not be a 20-rig 40 Ghash/s "professional", but I'd like to think it's the little guys like me that are helping the community stay afloat.
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October 20, 2011, 08:45:22 PM
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Bad idea, if I mine my computer is very slow, I have to stop my other programs.

If you mine with poclbm or GUIminer try using the -f "frames" switch and a high number. Something like -f100 or -f200 on each of your GPU workers should free up enough cycles to let you use the computer like you're not even mining at all. Just keep trying a higher number until you get the effect you want. The higher you go, the lower mH you'll get though. So it's a trade off. I think there is a similar switch for Phoenix but don't remember it.
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