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July 20, 2014, 08:20:26 PM
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I remember you could do SETI@home and protein folding with PS3, the power was decent at the time, but the lack of legitimate fans and good cooling made the machine absurdly hot. Overall not a good idea to mine with a console, specially in the summer you can kiss it goodbye.

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July 20, 2014, 09:56:00 PM
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I remember you could do SETI@home and protein folding with PS3, the power was decent at the time, but the lack of legitimate fans and good cooling made the machine absurdly hot. Overall not a good idea to mine with a console, specially in the summer you can kiss it goodbye.

I'm not really an expert on the calculations done by SETI@home, but I believe that it uses quite some sophisticated set of instructions that have to be performed. Bitcoin mining (like every SHA256 coin) is rather stupid when it comes to the operations that have to be performed (that's why it is relatively easy to construct ASICs for that and why they're so effective). If you can only use a multi purpose CPU for the calculations (like SETI@home), though, everyone's stuck with those processors and no one has an ASIC-advantage!

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July 21, 2014, 01:51:57 PM
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Hi,

I'm aware there have been posts about this but none seemed to answer my question and also now more and more people would have PS4, there would be a lot of PS3 just sitting around.

How many people have successfully got this working? If so is their a guide I can follow or can someone give me instructions on how to set it up.

Does the PS3 need to be jailbroken? I don't really mind what type of returns I get as I have free electricity and any return is better than none.

Thanks for the help! 

Do it really work?? PS3 mining, i think, can be possible, with their GPU.
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July 22, 2014, 01:25:31 PM
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I wonder how many k/hash will do the PS3 and PS4, maybe they are more efficient than the common GPUs?

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July 23, 2014, 03:08:52 AM
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I wonder how many k/hash will do the PS3 and PS4, maybe they are more efficient than the common GPUs?

I don't think so but if it does I am buying Ps3 for mining instead of GPU..
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