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CPU mining w/free energy

Discussion in 'CryptoCurrency' started by Bigreaper, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. Bigreaper

    Bigreaper Newbie

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    Attending a University and scouting for the least utilized PCs has left me w/quite a substantial stash w/out any extra cost, and after reviewing the hardware I've found that each PC is packing a quad core 3GHz processor. The GPU's are just Intel HD4600 so I doubt that will come in handy, unless I'm wrong and please correct me if I am. Now after doing some research I've come to understand that one of the best alt coins to mine w/a CPU is Monero, but I could be wrong. My problem is calculating the potential output of these PC's, and after looking over a few sites w/online calculators I find it hard to believe that each one can produce 100 coins in one hour so I must be doing something wrong w/the calculators. If anyone could give me a calculation, and perhaps even some pointers on superior coins to mine w/a CPU it would be greatly appreciated. Oh and yes the PC's are left on over night and yes I understand the risks.
     
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  2. BTCnet

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    Are you aware that if you get caught doing that you could be expelled? I would not risk my education for a few cents a day
     
  3. DJPaulyD

    DJPaulyD Power Member

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    You won't make anything CPU mining.

    Now GPU mining is a different story.
     
  4. moonshine7000

    moonshine7000 Senior Member

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    Why do you want to waste electricity for pennies?
     
  5. DJPaulyD

    DJPaulyD Power Member

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    Well OP wouldn't be consuming the electricity, it's "free" for OP. But either way it's a very poor use of his time.
     
  6. JimBean04

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    It is worth it if you know what you are doing, i'm the master of mining! :cool:
     
  7. DJPaulyD

    DJPaulyD Power Member

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    Oh yeah? Which coin should he mine and how much will he make per day?
     
  8. JimBean04

    JimBean04 Junior Member

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    He should mine BTC only try nicehash, read and study everything. Good luck

    If I was helpful please donate here :eek::17amdqYrHxfQVJSWPV3GT47nfPdDosWxu6
     
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  9. kuro999

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    it will take much time or u get lucky to get 50 coins in one go
     
  10. Homer Simpson72

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    Mining with CPUs is a waste of time and you are more likely to get expelled...
     
  11. Bane Bentley

    Bane Bentley Junior Member

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    Get yourself an ASIC Miner like the Antminer U3 (under $50) and it'll mine like using dozens of GPUs (much, much more effective than using CPUs).

    Don't worry about using the free power though, most do so anyway.
     
  12. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    Not only will you be expelled but depending on the jurisdiction you could face fines and jail time over it.