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Does my PC need to be on 24/7 to find a block?

Discussion in 'Mining' started by waffuls, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. waffuls

    waffuls Quarker

    Does my PC need to be on for a couple of days before I find a block when mining with the wallet or can I turn it off overnight and continue in the morning?
  2. MasterQ

    MasterQ Quarkmod Staff Member QuarkTalk moderator

    Anytime you are hashing you are putting in your lottery ticket for the next block

    I would not CPU mine all night without watching the temps, keeping it the computer cool might be a problem
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  3. waffuls

    waffuls Quarker

    Oh ok. Thanks for the info!
  4. Mako

    Mako Quark Supporter Staff Member QuarkTalk Custodian

    @waffuls, Good advice from MasterQ to watch the temps but if you set your wallet to use only 1 or 2 CPU cores and you can leave it mining for days. If you interrupt the mining you won't miss anything but the percentage of finding a block will decrease.
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  5. waffuls

    waffuls Quarker

    Oh I see. I'm gonna try setting up my wallet on an old comp that I have running 24/7 anyways and see how that goes then. Thanks for the help!

    I also didn't know you can tag people like that. That's pretty cool.

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