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Hey fellas, I wanna start out. I have a 7850, and it can go 24/7 no prob. What coin(s) should i go for? What software, etc?
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Anyone here use Coinbase.com to withdraw money (US$) directly to their bank account (US)?

I've used Coinbase. Works pretty well, but you have to link your bank account, and sending/receiving money to your bank account is just like doing a bank transfer, and will take a couple days to clear.
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Hey fellas, I wanna start out. I have a 7850, and it can go 24/7 no prob. What coin(s) should i go for? What software, etc?

Coins, http://www.dustcoin.com/ and http://www.coinchoose.com/
I usually just stick with LTC to avoid the hassle of knowing what coin is most profitable at any given time. If you must, you can also try CryptoSwitcher which tries to automate that process https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=172121.0

Software, I would recommend GUIminer which comes with cgminer: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=150331.0
It also has presets for AMD cards to get a pretty good hashrate, if you don't want to deal with the trial and error of maximizing your hashrate.

edit: third thing you didn't mention was mining pools. Simply search on Google for one that mines the coin(s) you're looking for and sign up with them. Most of them are generally the same, but may have different payout methods, fees, uptime/downtime, etc. Do some research if necessary.
Edited by MingoDynasty - 7/25/13 at 8:10am
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Hmm. What about CPU mining? Is it it at all worth it to try and use this old laptop (Compaq Presario CQ610-SP)? I've been leaving it on all night running Prime95, but I'm going to switch to either mining or folding. Also, the laptop is running Linux.
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Hmm. What about CPU mining? Is it it at all worth it to try and use this old laptop (Compaq Presario CQ610-SP)? I've been leaving it on all night running Prime95, but I'm going to switch to either mining or folding. Also, the laptop is running Linux.
No, CPU mining wouldn't generate any profits. For comparison, a 7850 does around 200x as much work than a 2600k I think I read somewhere, which means the 2600k isn't doing anything really useful. Maybe use it to fold, where it might actually get some work done.

Also though, keep in mind that laptops aren't supposed to be tab under a heavy load for a long time do to their cooling. Maybe you'd want to think about just selling the laptop and purchasing another GPU instead to do some real work. Chances are the laptop won't have a great folding output, especially if its an older laptop.
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Hmm, ok. Thanks everybody, Ill look into it more when i reach my desktop.
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I think there are some cpu only miningg coins out there prime coin maybe?

Ivan knows i do not cpu mine myself.
    
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On a related note, I've been reading some forums on this subject. It is apparently possible to flash the bios in this card, and increase the hashrate to what a 'normal' 7970 should get.
I haven't been able to find enough info on it yet to be willing to give it a try. The trick is that the bios to flash is not an XFX bios. I think it's a Gigabyte bios. If it works it should be able to reach 700+ without breaking a sweat.

I have heard that as well. There's a few threads on OCN about doing the flash but I got pretty lost after I found out my ASIC % and voltage for my card. I'm just worried I'll flash the wrong BIOS and brick it lol.
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I'm just worried I'll flash the wrong BIOS and brick it lol.

Yeah, that's obviously the main concern anyone would have. It's no longer a good investment if you have to buy a new card. Although you might be able to RMA it, if it's still under warranty. Just say: "I don't know what happened, it just died." That usually works for me. wink.gif
XFX does not have the dual bios like some other brands. I'm running gigabyte cards in my dedicated mining rigs. I had to flash the bios for best power/performance. It was sure nice to have the dual bios. I didn't need to use it, but I felt much better having it.
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From doing my research when I was going to buy 7970s, I found a thread talking about the two different settings for 7970s being able to get that 700+ hash rate. Can't seem to find it again, but it pretty much stated that there a two different 7970s....

One is stable with -I 13 -G 2 with thread concurrency of 8192 and the other with -I 19 (or 20) -G 1 with thread concurrency higher than 8192.
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Question regarding POS (Proof of Stake)...any of you guys hold your coins long enough for this? Or is it just better to trade them at the right price?

Also, if you think it is worth waiting for POS I believe your wallet needs to be unlocked for it to work. So how do you unlock a wallet that you have already encrypted with a passphrase?
Edited by bluestang - 7/25/13 at 12:04pm
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