Current understanding is that if you start mining a block on your own you might put your (single) machine in a very difficult situation in order to decrypt the block on it own and gain 5 ETH.
That is why you have to participate in mining pools with others. Tried this approach with ethminer command similar to this:
ethminer.exe -G -F http://firstname.lastname@example.org`
where obviously this 0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 is replaced with my correct address etc.
After 1 hour I got zero ETH. Is this expected?
What details am I missing of how ethereum mining works exactly?
Note that the GPU is nvidia 960 with 4GB ram so it should be capable enough..