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Can i mine with a normal laptop?

Discussion in 'Mining' started by DigiTone, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. DigiTone

    DigiTone Quarker

    Hi Folks, I'm new to this game, any idea how long would it take to mine a block on a 2 year old hp laptop with intel core i5? is it even possible?

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  2. Mako

    Mako Quark Supporter Staff Member QuarkTalk Custodian

    I mined with an 10 year old HP so 2 year old ? yes its more than likely ;). Of course put the limit to only 1 core/thread so you can do other activites on it as well. When you find a block check the promotion going on and post proof, you'll get 100QRK for each block you find. Good luck!
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  3. DigiTone

    DigiTone Quarker

    Nice one thanks, i'll get to it at some point
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  4. DigiTone

    DigiTone Quarker

    If anyone is interested, this laptop mined my first digital currency after just a few hours on one thread. i'm quite surprised by how easy it was. seems like this may be the right time to jump on the Quark bandwagon!
  5. JayeK

    JayeK Quarker

    I have an old MacBook, have always worried or heard it would kill it, is there a way I could utilize it to mine safely too?
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  6. ascottrwilliam

    ascottrwilliam Quarker

    Wow, your odds were very low for sure. Congrats!
  7. Mako

    Mako Quark Supporter Staff Member QuarkTalk Custodian

    my advice was to run it only for half a day(from evening to morning or reverse) and at minimum cpu cores because otherwise its lifespan could decrease much faster.
  8. JayeK

    JayeK Quarker

    Worst case I still have an old PC running Ubuntu
  9. canier

    canier Quarker

    I am mining on a G5 Mac (8 core)...it is sitting in my office...generates about 3 qrk a day....I would guess that you would produce less.
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2014
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  10. Muxokexom

    Muxokexom Quarker

    I will maybe try my laptop too.

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