I'm really new to bitcoins. I have a good computer, cpu based at least. 8 core AMD processor with 4 ghz a core with decent amount of cache. I wanted to make some extra money and use my computer to get some bitcoins. Knowing nothing about the industry first thing I did was download wallet and GUIminer. Guiminer keeps taking all the cpu and generates up to 7 Mhash/s However it proves really ineffective, taking all that cpu and showing absolutely no progress on the BTC guild website. So I looked for an alternative method of bitcoin minig that will result in higher reward. I came to bitminter, downloaded their client. When I ran their client, it generated a 0.3 Mhps. This was really disappointing and I don't know why. Well why is my mhps so low on bitminter, and where should I mine bitcoins?
Also it says "warning: electricity-wasting slow cpu" but I have a beast CPU