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May 17, 2011, 04:41:37 AM

Pardon me if this is posted elsewhere, I tried to search before posting but could not find any info on this.

I am new to Bitcoin and I love what it can and could do for people. I decided to setup a couple of the computers around that house that are on all day as miners just to see how it worked.

I followed a couple guides out there that seemed to get me up and running but I have a couple questions. I'm running a computer that has a Radeon 6950 in it and I'm seeing 2 different numbers when it comes to hash/s.

I'm using the GUIminer to solo mine and it's connected to the Bitcoin client. GUIminer says its averaging somewhere around 275 Mhash/s. Now, looking at the actual Bitcoin client on the bottom left i see around 5500 khash/s.

Which is the speed that I'm actually contributing?

According to other people's posts, running somewhere aroung 250-300 Mhash/s I should begin to see my balance go up throughout the day. I have run the software for probably about 7-8 hours and I'm at 0.00.

I don't have any crazy expectations of getting rich quick or anything like that, I just want to make sure that I've got things setup right to contribute Smiley

My total household contribution if I'm correct, is somewhere around 325 Mhash/s but I don't know what "difficulty" means to use one of the calculators out there.

Any help would be appreciated!
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May 17, 2011, 07:27:52 AM

The number you see the bitcoin software is the amount of power your cpu is contributing. You do not need to have the generate setting turned on to use your GPU for mining.

When solo mining you will see nothing at all till one day you see 50 coins show up all at once (possibly a little more from transaction fees). If you want more consistent earnings join a mining pool.

Difficulty is what is adjusted to make sure the rate of block creation (and therefore bitcoin creation) stays at a relatively steady pace.

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