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April 06, 2010, 07:24:57 PM
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Do all CPUs--no matter their strength--produce the same amount of coins at the same rate?

If not, can I give the Bitcoin application the highest priority on a system and dedicate all of the CPUs power to Bitcoin production? Will this produce more coins compared to running the application normally?





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April 06, 2010, 08:34:40 PM
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Also, would it be unethical for me to farm a whole cluster of old Pentium3s/Pentium4s and generate Bitcoins that way?
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April 06, 2010, 09:39:49 PM
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Do all CPUs--no matter their strength--produce the same amount of coins at the same rate?

No. For each SHA-256 hash you calculate, you get one chance of solving the block. Better CPUs can hash more data per second.

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If not, can I give the Bitcoin application the highest priority on a system and dedicate all of the CPUs power to Bitcoin production? Will this produce more coins compared to running the application normally?

It'll already use 100% of the CPU's capacity if nothing else wants to. Setting priority just says, "If CPU resources are scarce, prefer the higher-priority program over the lower one."

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April 07, 2010, 03:53:06 PM
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afaik it doesnt really matter if you set the priority manually because bitcoins creates new threads everytime it generates a block and these threads have a low (?) priority by default.

correct me when i'm wrong.

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April 10, 2010, 05:48:27 PM
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Also, would it be unethical for me to farm a whole cluster of old Pentium3s/Pentium4s and generate Bitcoins that way?
No. The BitCoins you receive for generating a block are a payment to you by the system for you work towards extending the block chain. You have invested money (by way of electricity and hardware wear) in the generation of the block chain, and are receiving compensation for that work.

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July 16, 2013, 07:31:23 PM
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Do all CPUs--no matter their strength--produce the same amount of coins at the same rate?



Heh, CPUs for mining bitcoin, wouldn't that be nice.

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July 16, 2013, 07:55:43 PM
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Do all CPUs--no matter their strength--produce the same amount of coins at the same rate?



Heh, CPUs for mining bitcoin, wouldn't that be nice.

A long, long time ago
I can still remember how that mining used to make me smile
And, I knew if I had my chance that I could make those bankers dance, and...
Maybe I'd be happy for a while
But piratefourty made me shiver, with every block that I'd deliver
Bad news on the forum - I couldn't keep decorum
I can't remember if I cried when I read about the ASIC tide
Something touched me deep inside the day the CPU died

Bye bye, my little share of the pie
drove my tools to the pools but the pools went dry
them good old boys are scamming victims and lie, singing
This'll be the day that I'm high
This'll be the day that I'm high
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July 16, 2013, 08:02:52 PM
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Do all CPUs--no matter their strength--produce the same amount of coins at the same rate?



Heh, CPUs for mining bitcoin, wouldn't that be nice.

Dont make fun of that newbie, we all used be like him. Just like don't ever laugh the driver in front of you, we used to be like him

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July 16, 2013, 08:03:23 PM
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Do all CPUs--no matter their strength--produce the same amount of coins at the same rate?



Heh, CPUs for mining bitcoin, wouldn't that be nice.

Dont make fun of that newbie, we all used be like him. Just like don't ever laugh the driver in front of you, we used to be like him

In 2010 we all were like him.

Coincidentally....
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July 16, 2013, 08:07:19 PM
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Do all CPUs--no matter their strength--produce the same amount of coins at the same rate?



Heh, CPUs for mining bitcoin, wouldn't that be nice.

Dont make fun of that newbie, we all used be like him. Just like don't ever laugh the driver in front of you, we used to be like him

In 2010 we all were like him.

Coincidentally....

You are a funny guy...

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July 16, 2013, 08:09:07 PM
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Also, would it be unethical for me to farm a whole cluster of old Pentium3s/Pentium4s and generate Bitcoins that way?

It would be no more unethical than you getting a cluster of earth diggers together to mine gold. With Bitcoin there is no central authority. Everything is essentially public and only subject to the rules of the free market. Do what you like.

I see you're pretty new, and may think mining coins is easily profitable. It's not. There is a lot of competition for it now. You may want to check out the mining section.

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July 16, 2013, 08:10:57 PM
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I remember way back when I could mine tens of btc per day with less than 100mh Smiley

Just imagine taking the a 100gh machine back in time for a day Cheesy

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July 16, 2013, 08:19:33 PM
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I remember way back when I could mine tens of btc per day with less than 100mh Smiley

Just imagine taking the a 100gh machine back in time for a day Cheesy

Then send it back and watch how time between blocks drops to days or weeks instead of 10 minutes due to difficulty adjustments. By the time you're back in 2013 bitcoin will have died a gruesome death  and be absolutely worthless because nothing gets processed with about 4 die hards still clinging on and trying to mine a block that should have dropped 2,5 years ago.
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July 16, 2013, 09:27:31 PM
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Do all CPUs--no matter their strength--produce the same amount of coins at the same rate?



Heh, CPUs for mining bitcoin, wouldn't that be nice.

A long, long time ago
I can still remember how that mining used to make me smile
And, I knew if I had my chance that I could make those bankers dance, and...
Maybe I'd be happy for a while
But piratefourty made me shiver, with every block that I'd deliver
Bad news on the forum - I couldn't keep decorum
I can't remember if I cried when I read about the ASIC tide
Something touched me deep inside the day the CPU died

Bye bye, my little share of the pie
drove my tools to the pools but the pools went dry
them good old boys are scamming victims and lie, singing
This'll be the day that I'm high
This'll be the day that I'm high


I'm surprised that no one commented that you parodied American Pie. Or maybe no one here is old enough to know it.  Undecided

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July 16, 2013, 09:30:11 PM
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I remember way back when I could mine tens of btc per day with less than 100mh Smiley

Just imagine taking the a 100gh machine back in time for a day Cheesy

Then send it back and watch how time between blocks drops to days or weeks instead of 10 minutes due to difficulty adjustments. By the time you're back in 2013 bitcoin will have died a gruesome death  and be absolutely worthless because nothing gets processed with about 4 die hards still clinging on and trying to mine a block that should have dropped 2,5 years ago.

You're entirely right. The easiest way to counter this would be to turn on the miner for ~1 minute every ~10 minutes. Then everything stays in check Smiley

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July 16, 2013, 09:31:01 PM
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Do all CPUs--no matter their strength--produce the same amount of coins at the same rate?



Heh, CPUs for mining bitcoin, wouldn't that be nice.

A long, long time ago
I can still remember how that mining used to make me smile
And, I knew if I had my chance that I could make those bankers dance, and...
Maybe I'd be happy for a while
But piratefourty made me shiver, with every block that I'd deliver
Bad news on the forum - I couldn't keep decorum
I can't remember if I cried when I read about the ASIC tide
Something touched me deep inside the day the CPU died

Bye bye, my little share of the pie
drove my tools to the pools but the pools went dry
them good old boys are scamming victims and lie, singing
This'll be the day that I'm high
This'll be the day that I'm high


I'm surprised that no one commented that you parodied American Pie. Or maybe no one here is old enough to know it.  Undecided

Now that I reread it with that tune it's fantastic! Tongue

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July 16, 2013, 10:27:09 PM
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Do all CPUs--no matter their strength--produce the same amount of coins at the same rate?



Heh, CPUs for mining bitcoin, wouldn't that be nice.

A long, long time ago
I can still remember how that mining used to make me smile
And, I knew if I had my chance that I could make those bankers dance, and...
Maybe I'd be happy for a while
But piratefourty made me shiver, with every block that I'd deliver
Bad news on the forum - I couldn't keep decorum
I can't remember if I cried when I read about the ASIC tide
Something touched me deep inside the day the CPU died

Bye bye, my little share of the pie
drove my tools to the pools but the pools went dry
them good old boys are scamming victims and lie, singing
This'll be the day that I'm high
This'll be the day that I'm high


LOVE this parody!!!  Sing on youtube for me please?
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July 16, 2013, 10:30:51 PM
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Do all CPUs--no matter their strength--produce the same amount of coins at the same rate?



Heh, CPUs for mining bitcoin, wouldn't that be nice.

A long, long time ago
I can still remember how that mining used to make me smile
And, I knew if I had my chance that I could make those bankers dance, and...
Maybe I'd be happy for a while
But piratefourty made me shiver, with every block that I'd deliver
Bad news on the forum - I couldn't keep decorum
I can't remember if I cried when I read about the ASIC tide
Something touched me deep inside the day the CPU died

Bye bye, my little share of the pie
drove my tools to the pools but the pools went dry
them good old boys are scamming victims and lie, singing
This'll be the day that I'm high
This'll be the day that I'm high


LOVE this parody!!!  Sing on youtube for me please?

You don't want this. I sing Bass. The song calls for a higher voice.
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July 17, 2013, 09:32:08 AM
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Do all CPUs--no matter their strength--produce the same amount of coins at the same rate?



Heh, CPUs for mining bitcoin, wouldn't that be nice.

A long, long time ago
I can still remember how that mining used to make me smile
And, I knew if I had my chance that I could make those bankers dance, and...
Maybe I'd be happy for a while
But piratefourty made me shiver, with every block that I'd deliver
Bad news on the forum - I couldn't keep decorum
I can't remember if I cried when I read about the ASIC tide
Something touched me deep inside the day the CPU died

Bye bye, my little share of the pie
drove my tools to the pools but the pools went dry
them good old boys are scamming victims and lie, singing
This'll be the day that I'm high
This'll be the day that I'm high


LOVE this parody!!!  Sing on youtube for me please?

You don't want this. I sing Bass. The song calls for a higher voice.

Good parody anyway! Hilarious! Unfortunately I'm old enough to well remember it Sad

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July 17, 2013, 09:38:32 AM
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Are there any alt coins that would be viable to mine with CPU ?
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