Just the other day I was watching Youtube and I got a few videos about mining cryptocurrencies recommended to me.
So I watched a videos on mining Ethereum and other coins with GPU’s.
This interested me because about a month before I bought the Lenovo Legion Y520 Laptop. A gaming laptop with a GTX 1050ti graphics card, and I wondered, “Is it profitable to mine on a gaming laptop?” I decided to try it.
I followed thistutorialby We Do Tech to set up NiceHash Miner on my laptop. NiceHash Miner mines different cryptocurrencies and gives you the money in bitcoin.
Within minutes I was all setup, I connected it to my BTC wallet, benchmarked it, and let it mine. While it was mining, it was still very usable for everyday tasks because it was using the GPU and not the CPU for mining.
The only problem with using it when it was mining was that it got very loud and VERY HOT. After a few hours I had already made $0.20 and was mining Ethereum at around 11 MH/s.
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Then my computer crashed. I am pretty sure that the main cause of the crash was the GPU overheating.
After it turned back on I ran the miner again and saw that my GPU reached temperatures of up to 72 degrees Celsius or 160 degrees Fahrenheit. If I were to keep mining I could make around $1.30 a day in bitcoin.
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But because I am worried about my GPU overheating again.
I will stop for now unless I can find a cooling solution that will prevent it from getting to hot. In the end I made a little over $0.20 in my laptop mining experience and If I were to continue I would make a profit but it would be a very small one.
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