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Anything I can do with an i3-4170 while I'm asleep?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, what can I do to my i3-4170 while I'm asleep/AFK. I started F@H back then. Now, I'm starting to see crypto mining with Monero, Dash, or trying my luck on an online mining that gives reward per block processed. I do run it on stock cooler, which could probably hinder performance (I do plan to only use 50% load so it wouldn't overheat nor shorten lifespan)


 

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For the profit(if there even is any) mining on an i3, it definitely won't be worth it. 


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F@H gets my vote. I'm not aware of any cryptocurrencies that run effectively on CPU.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, ARikozuM said:

F@H gets my vote. I'm not aware of any cryptocurrencies that run effectively on CPU.

the one that runs in browsers/browser-based mining


 

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2 minutes ago, dialgarocksful said:

the one that runs in browsers/browser-based mining

Still don't know how profitable they are compared to GPU miners. I would just skip the mining. @Godlygamer23 might know one.


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F@H or Boinc (try out PrimeGrid)


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4 hours ago, dialgarocksful said:

Hi, what can I do to my i3-4170 while I'm asleep/AFK. I started F@H back then. Now, I'm starting to see crypto mining with Monero, Dash, or trying my luck on an online mining that gives reward per block processed. I do run it on stock cooler, which could probably hinder performance (I do plan to only use 50% load so it wouldn't overheat nor shorten lifespan)

What are your temps when doing long-term stress testing? Stock cooling won't necessarily hinder performance, and in many instances, it might be perfectly fine, especially if you're only planning to do 50% load on the CPU. Alternatively, you could run your CPU at 100%, but run both Folding@home and some sort of crypto-mining application, but you do need to consider profitability with the mining applications.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 12/13/2017 at 7:45 AM, Godlygamer23 said:

What are your temps when doing long-term stress testing? Stock cooling won't necessarily hinder performance, and in many instances, it might be perfectly fine, especially if you're only planning to do 50% load on the CPU. Alternatively, you could run your CPU at 100%, but run both Folding@home and some sort of crypto-mining application, but you do need to consider profitability with the mining applications.

I usually reach 71-79C on a long-term stress testing under stock. I limit my former mining to 50% load so that it won't reach peak temp easily


 

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