Fun with Bitcoin mining on a home Windows machine.

I have heard many times that there are a lot of Russian guys who build mining farms and earn money with cryptocurrencies. Who knows, probably cryptocurrencies are still only at the starting point of their growth, or probably it is too late to start mining, or as another alternative Russian government will forbid them, but anyway it was interesting for me, how much Bitcoins my home Windows computer with relatively old graphic card can mine.

I overclocked my GeForce GTX 750 graphics card a bit:

Installed NiceHash miner:

And got $0.27/day! In Russia it is enough to pay for the electricity!

It is noticeable that the different mining algorithms takes different amount of the video memory. Equihash, for example, uses about 1GB while others use about 300 MB:

Also I enabled “No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Update installation” in Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update (accessed by starting gpedit.msc):

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