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February 16, 2012, 06:50:21 AM
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Hey guys,
I was wondering if running a Bitmining utility with the lowest priority setting would allow you to run it 24/7 without debilitating the end user whatsoever.

Seems rather unlikely to me. I imagine if it is possible, it would only work for CPU miners instead of GPU miners?

I ask this because there a switch in the Auslogics defrag tool that defrags people's PCs without the end user noticing the slightest difference in performance during the defrag. It was pretty astonishing to me.



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February 16, 2012, 12:56:50 PM
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Why? Are you trying to run some covert bitcoin mining operation on machines that don't quite belong to you?

Also, with five IO priorities introduced with Windows Vista any disk-heavy application, like a defragmenter or AV, can be made unobtrusive.
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February 19, 2012, 03:40:28 AM
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Why? Are you trying to run some covert bitcoin mining operation on machines that don't quite belong to you?


No.

Also, with five IO priorities introduced with Windows Vista any disk-heavy application, like a defragmenter or AV, can be made unobtrusive.

Are you saying that Windows XP doesn't have as much as powerful priority settings compared to Vista and 7?
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February 19, 2012, 11:18:57 AM
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Not talking about CPU priority. I'm talking about IO priority which was a newly introduced feature in Vista.
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February 19, 2012, 11:44:13 AM
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Hey guys,
I was wondering if running a Bitmining utility with the lowest priority setting would allow you to run it 24/7 without debilitating the end user whatsoever.

I run cgminer 24/7 and both work full time using my computer  with no ill effects and no special settings.

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February 20, 2012, 12:26:24 AM
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Hey guys,
I was wondering if running a Bitmining utility with the lowest priority setting would allow you to run it 24/7 without debilitating the end user whatsoever.

I run cgminer 24/7 and both work full time using my computer  with no ill effects and no special settings.



What bitcoinsarefun said. I keep cgminer running 24/7, and only notice a bit of slow-down in graphics-intensive games or running HD video.
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