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Following this tutorial here:

http://www.newslobster.com/random/how-to-get-started-using-your-gpu-to-mine-for-bitcoins-on-windows

And it says,

UPDATE: If you are unsure, please download GPU Caps Viewer (I recommend the portable version) to determine if you have a compatible video device and a working version of OpenCL installed. If you are using an AMD/ATI card you likely need to install the ATI APP SDK (make sure you obtain the correct version for 32/64-bit Windows).

I've downloaded the SDK and installed it, but it's just sitting on my hd, doing nothing at all. I seem to be mining bit coins ok. Soft of confused as to what's going on? Thanks

  • is there a number with "MH/s" going across the bottom? if there is you are mining. you can also check your task manager too. There are a number of other tutorials out there as well. let me know and i can help you – Joe White Jul 14 '13 at 21:16
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If you are mining bitcoins successfully, then don't worry about it.

There's no need to install the SDK. OpenCL drivers are included with AMD's Catalyst drivers.

Also note that solomining on a GPU could mean you never make a single coin. It may look like now that it will take a couple years, but by that time the difficulty is much higher. Unless you are very lucky, you may never get anything at all. Try mining in a pool instead and think about getting ASIC.

  • I have a 4gb graphics card...would I still probably get nothing? – Starkers Jul 15 '13 at 10:15
  • The amount of memory doesn't matter for mining bitcoins. Search this site for info on what hashrate you would get from your card. – Dr.Haribo Jul 16 '13 at 19:57
  • Check you mh/s, look at this en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_hardware_comparison, use one of on-line calculators like this coinish.com/calc – user6203 Aug 5 '13 at 23:50

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