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I have below configuration laptop

windows 7 64 bits

AMD A4-3305M APU with Radeon HD Graphics,

4 GB RAM

AMD RADEON HD 6480G

"" CAN I MINE ETHEREUM ON MY LAPTOP ""

Thanks in advance.. Please guide..

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Technically you can mine Ethereum on every computer with 4 GB RAM. The real question is whether it will be profitable.

The answer is no. Your graphics processor does not have its own memory, and it's just not fast enough. You will also decrease the lifetime of your laptop by running it at full power for a long time. Depending on your electricity price, you would probably spend more money on electricity than you get back in mined ether.

  • ya. I agree with your suggestion. Thanks for the quick reply. Any small investment plan for mining if you got? – Rules Rhythm Dec 24 '17 at 13:47
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Here's a calculator for ETH mining. What's most interesting about the calculator results is the footnote at the very bottom, which tells you the average days to find one block for a given hash rate.

https://etherscan.io/ether-mining-calculator

My gaming rig is a Core i7, 16GB RAM, R9 280X GPU, and an SSD. Now that it's sync'd I see I'm getting about 12 MH/s. The calculator tells me I could earn around $40/month with this rig, which sounds OK. BUT, the calculator also tells me it will take an average of 2,684 days for me to win a block! In other words it could take YEARS (and luck) before I get anything at all with the system grinding 24/7. I myself don't see Ethereum, and most other crypto currencies, as good long term investments. So I conclude that a rig like mine is a waste of time for solo mining. There's some serious competition out there cranking 1000's of MH/s who will win most of the blocks.

Using that same calculator I plotted some points to see the curve of average days to find a block vs MH/s - it's a non-linear curve. From that curve I conclude that if you're not running at least 120 MH/s then it's going to be too long-term an investment. I suppose a pool might be the answer if you don't want to build a big rig, but a laptop is pretty much out of the question even for a pool.

Here's the plot:

https://1drv.ms/i/s!AnKlcLS78uKliA5fm2nn5roXFjJc

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