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Is CPU mining even worth it? [duplicate]

I would like to start mining, but my GPU isn't the greatest and I don't really want to spend the money on a dedicated rig. Is mining from my CPU (in a Linux environment) still worth it? Or will I not ...
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2answers
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Can I do mining with a normal PC? [duplicate]

Can I do mining with a normal PC in my house? I will setup Linux (Ubuntu) for mining. It will be open 24/7. I don't have too many expectations. Maybe 0.1 in one week?
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3answers
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CPU Mining with a large EC2 cluster - worth the effort? [duplicate]

I'm relatively new to Bitcoin, and am playing around with pool mining for fun. I have access to a fair amount of EC2 instances - c1.mediums - between 30 and 50 on a given day. I already have the '...
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3answers
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Bitcoin Mining with Poweredge Servers? [duplicate]

From a previous business, I have 5 Dell Poweredge 2850 Servers, each with 2 Intel Xeon 3.4 Ghz processors. I also have 2 2950's, a huge 7150, and few other smaller 1 U Dell servers. All but 2 of those ...
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3answers
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Mine BitCoins on a Mac? [duplicate]

Ok, so I can mine BitCoins on my Mac... using my Windows Partition. Like a lot of people I hate Windows. I'd use Linux first (I have a WUBi partition), but I'd like a BitCoin miner for Mac that ...
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2answers
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Can I mine bitcoin with a gaming computer? [duplicate]

Awhile ago i built a rather nice gaming computer it has CPU: intel i5 6600k GPU: Nvidia GTX 1080 Ram: 16 GB ddr4 PSU: corsair Ax1200W Water cooled system Would this be a decent mining machine. If so ...
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2answers
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Solo mining in Sep 2017 [duplicate]

Is solo mining still doable today? What is needed to tackle a whole block under a month alone, 100x Antminer S9, 100THash/s? Another question, does location play a role in this? Would it matter if ...
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1answer
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Is Bitcoin mining profitable on a 8 core, 32 GB server with unused capacity? [duplicate]

I have a server with following specs which is using avg. 20% CPU daily : Quad Core 3.20Ghz (E3-1230) 32GB RAM 1Gbps unmetered b/w My questions are : 1). With today's rates does it makes sense to ...
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1answer
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Can High CPU Droplets from Digital Ocean be used for Bitcoin Mining? [duplicate]

Can the High CPU Droplets from Digital Ocean be used for Bitcoin Mining? Can they compete with GPUs? Digital Ocean High CPU Droplets
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How long does it usually take to mine a bitcoin? [duplicate]

I am new to bitcoin and was wondering with a single gtx 1050 mini 2gb how long would it take to get 1 bitcoin by myself?
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1answer
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Should we still mine nowadays with CPU/GPU? [duplicate]

For the little bit I understood so far about the mining process, it seems to me that "finding" a block is very very very difficult for a CPU/GPU. However, since it is done by brute force, it seems to ...
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1answer
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Is a 980 TI good for mining? [duplicate]

i have a Nvidia 980TI and i just wanted to know if it was worth bitcoin mining. the electricity company I'am with is utillia. Thanks.
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1answer
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Bitcoin mining on headless Ubuntu 12.04 server [duplicate]

I've googled a lot and also read threads here but I'm still struggling. Background: I'm a eager but novice Linux user I've an Ubuntu 12.04 webserver sitting pretty and is not doing much. I would like ...
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1answer
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Should i mine with gaming pc? [duplicate]

i want to ask should i start mining with my gaming pc spec: (cpu) i7-6700K 4gh (gpu) 1060 3gb and will i get more bit than wasted power? and what miners you use ?
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1answer
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i have good pc can i mine on it, if i don't have to pay for electricity? [duplicate]

i have gtx 970 g1 gpu and intel i7 4790k cpu. i dont have to pay for my electricity costs. i used to play games but now i don't play them any-more. i was hopping someone will tell me if i can make a ...
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1answer
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More than 1000 CPU solo mining = bitcoin? [duplicate]

If I have 1000 (or more) machines with CPU (and no GPU) solo mining (12 hours/day), will it be profitable? Forget about the costs of electricity, etc... I want to know if doing more than 1000 ...
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1answer
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can i mine any cryptocurrency in my pc [duplicate]

i need help to see that if my pc can mine any cryptocurrency. my spces: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 i3 2100 3.10GHz AMD Radeon HD 6450 3gb Ram If anyone needs more info about my pc they can tell me ...
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1answer
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Very Slow Mining on CPU with 8 Core Xeon E5-2660 [duplicate]

I have a 8 Core Xeon E5-2660 machine with 16GB Ram (without GPU). I have used ByteCoin and MinerGate both of which gave me just 90-100 Hashes/sec. I see people talking about 2-4 MH/s whereas I am ...
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How can I earn BTCs inside my BITCOIN CORE WALLET desktop app? [duplicate]

HI. Yes this is my question, Bitcoin Core is not a Mining software?! So, how can I create profit at my wallet? I have CPUMiner in my windows 7 32Bits, there exist a stratum pool adress to mine btcs to ...
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2answers
765 views

How long to earn fractions of bitcoin [duplicate]

I started mining today, and I'm using the bitcoin GUI miner, along with rpc2013-cuda. I'm running algorithms on the CPU(completely maxed out - It's a core i7 quad-core/Hyperthreaded at 2.3GHz) and the ...
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1answer
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How to mine with 1k PC's? [duplicate]

I have a network of 1k+ PC's (not a botnet). Could you advice me how can I mine effectively for one pool, for only one pool account, maybe you have any solutions? I think it should be CPU miner ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to mine bitcoin to get a profit? [duplicate]

I really want to get into mining but I want to know if mining for bitcoin is even profitable anymore. I know that CPU mining isn't profitable at all but is there some way that I can still make a ...
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Making money with bitcoins [duplicate]

I heard stories of people on the Web making money with Bitcoins. I heard the term "mining", with bitcoin mining, but I don't really know how it works. Can someone explain to me the process and what ...
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Starting mining for bitcoins [duplicate]

I have 16gb of ram,gtx 1070,intel i5 6500k(i beleive) and pretty good internet. What would i need to start bitcoin mining and how much would it cost? If you can help or give advice please let me ...
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1answer
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Can I actually profit from bitcoin mining on my PC? [duplicate]

My PC is kind of power hungry but it's also quite powerful too I was wondering if I might be able to profit from bitcoin mining without a mining rig, even if the profits are small. Relevant Specs: ...
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1answer
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Not Getting shares but have decent Hashrate [duplicate]

Just signed up and need help.kinda new to bit mining and am using slushes pool with guiminer and cannot get any accepted shares from my Radeon HD 6870 ,it has Hash rate of 200mh/s and 0 shares after ...
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1answer
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how much profit can I expect if I start mining today on my Gaming laptop? [duplicate]

Is there a website/soft that can help me estimate how much I can expect to earn, based on my current hardware configuration? P.S. I don't pay for electricity or wifi costs. Its included in my ...
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1answer
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How much hash power do I need to be able to get transaction fees? [duplicate]

or how exactly do I get transactions fees? Can I get transactions fees as a solo miner?
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1answer
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When do I get paid when mining with eligius? [duplicate]

So, i'm trying out mining with a mac and i'm not asking whether mining is possible, my question is is it actually even possible to make a minimal amount of bitcoins. I hear people saying that mining ...
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1answer
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Bitcoins with several laptops with no electricity cost. Is it profitable? [duplicate]

English is not my mother language, so excuse me for any mistakes. My Job is to test laptops for reselling in the outlet market. Between me and my collegues we test an average of 16 laptops per day.(...
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1answer
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Can I win some money mining bitcoin with an old computer [duplicate]

I went to nicehash.com, a website that allows users to mine bitcoins. I have my old computer on the side, it still work perfectly, but it's pretty slow. I could use it just for the fun of trying, if ...
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1answer
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New to Bitcoins [duplicate]

I have a gaming pc (i7-6700k and R9 390) and was wondering if bitcoin mining is a good deal because they are over $600. What exactly does mega-hash mean, how many equal a bitcoin, how long does it ...
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Why is slush pool showing my worker as off? [duplicate]

I've recently started mining with slush pool, I've also tried antpool yet on both mining pools it shows that the worker is off. I am very experienced with computers and have already setup port ...
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1answer
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What resources are required for bitcoin mining? [duplicate]

What resources do I need to mine for bitcoins? Do I need a computer and computer software? Do I need a license to mine for bitcoins?
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Turing an old laptop into a bitcoin miner [duplicate]

So I have an old laptop that was passed down to me, and I want to turn it into a bitcoin miner, I don't have any experience with bitcoin mining; its got 2gb of ram and some pentium. it will be running ...
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How do I mine BTC using normal home computers if I have multiple computers? [duplicate]

I can get nearly 100s of computer at my place. how can I put them to work so that they can mine for me whenever its active.
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how To mine Bitcoin With Server? [duplicate]

I have some server on hostinger. there is any software or script with that I can mine for with one time setting.... I tried for php script search in Google but can't find Sorry for my poor English Pls ...
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Getting started [duplicate]

I read some reviews and would like to try my hand at this Bitcoin thing. I see that costly, dedicated hardware is the way to go. I have a dual XEON E5420 (http://goo.gl/Frco5X), 8Gb DDRII RAM sitting ...
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9answers
320k views

How much Bitcoin will I mine right now with hardware X?

Say I have a given piece of hardware (CPU/GPU). Where can I find out how much Bitcoin will I mine per day?
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9answers
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I am new to Bitcoin, how can I get started?

I am new to both StackExchange and to the new online currency called Bitcoin. I understand what Bitcoin is and how it works, but I was wondering: how do you actually get started with Bitcoin? I have ...
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How can I start mining Bitcoin?

Ok. I don't care if I make only a small amount of bitcoins mining. I want to mine. How do I setup my machine (amd x64 4.6Ghz 6GB/RAM with GeForce Nvidia 7300, LinuxMint 10) to start mining? Is it ...
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Is there any point to casual mining?

Is there any point to casual mining anymore? I recently discovered bitcoin and was wondering if there was any point to running mining software on my laptop while I work on essays or other non-...
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Can casual people still mine for bitcoins, now that the difficulty is much higher than it was?

Can casual people still mine for bitcoins? As of October 2012, the difficulty seems very high, being over 3,000,000. I've seen a ad for bitcoins, and watched the video. It said I could mine for them ...
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Is Gpu mining still an option?

My friend asked me to do a research for him on bitcoin mining, I don't know a lot so I'm asking. He's consider buying either NVIDIA gtx titan or NVIDIA gtc 980. Decent motherboard and internet speed. ...
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How does one calculate the profitability of GPU mining?

As GPU mining made CPU mining non-profitable, at some point in time more specialized mining hardwares (FPGA and ASIC) would make GPU mining non-profitable. When is GPU mining considered not-...
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Why does mining profitability tend towards zero?

Why does mining profitability tend towards zero? Is it different for short term miners than it is for long term miners? Example: if I mine now and sell them next year, they may be worth more as ...
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What does “ASIC” mean?

I stumbled on the terms "ASIC" and " ASIC Miner", what do they mean? Is this something related to special hardware?
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I've tried everything from mining bitcoin to litecoin to other altcoins…why do I have no luck?

I am a beginner in the blossoming culture of crypto-currency, and unfortunately, it's beginning to feel as if 2015 is too late of a year for a laptop-user such as I to be able to start mining. I'm ...
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How to quickly check your mining speed?

Is there some website that provides some webminer or other way for a person to check their mining speed without actually joining any pool or doing solo mining? Alternatively, are there some miners ...
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Why is Slush Pool recognizing my worker as offline?

Just wanted to try out some mining but when I press start on GUIMiner Slush Pool dosn't recognize it. Right now I can mine at around 60Mhash/s, is that too slow or is it any other problem?

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