Can I do mining with a normal PC?

  • Can I do mining with a normal PC in my house?

    I will setup Linux (Ubuntu) for mining. It will be open 24/7. I don't have too many expectations. Maybe 0.1 in one week?

  • oleksii

    oleksii Correct answer

    7 years ago

    Can i do mining with a normal PC?

    Yes, you can.

    I don't have too many expectations. Maybe 0,1 in one week?

    No, not possible. You will effectively compete against all computational resources on Earth, that are now cracking this nut. If I can estimate, a humble home PC will produce around 1 - 100 MH/s, based on CPU or GPU mining stats. This range covers different CPUs and single-GPU computers. You can compare hash rate with the profit estimate using this calculator. Based on the hash-rate, your electricity bill will much out-weight any profit from mining.

    To achieve a 0,1 BTC/week you'd have to invest in a pretty expensive, power-hungry ASIC box that can produce tens of GH/sec, subject to ever-increasing complexity.

    Actually, to be honest, a normal PC even is capable these days to make a only share, so it is possible you cannot mining at all.

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