I have a notebook.

I want to mine with my GPU, but in the GUI, no GPU appears. My CPU is an i3 4th generation series U. How long can I be mining without damaging my CPU?

My notebook has a GPU: AMD R5 M330 2 GB, which I think should be more powerful.

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Firstly, if you are trying to mine for profit, that wont happen with a notebook of your spec.

Next, you cannot mine with a GPU using the Monero GUI. Only the CPU. If you want to mine with a GPU you will need to use a dedicated miner application. This said, mining with your GPU is again pointless, as the spec is very low (even if you can find a miner that supports it).

If you really want to get into mining, you are going to have to do lots more research and invest in better equipment to mine with.

  • Will add GPU mining is also loss; unless you have free electricity and already have a GPU. Now mining other new coins, hold for a bit and then exchange might be a better course.
    – Dave
    Commented Dec 15, 2018 at 18:52
  • @Dave, I already state in the answer, using that GPU is also pointless. I'm also not too convinced by the rest of your comment - the user has very poor spec hardware. I also recommend keeping this on-topic (Monero) - the user is asking about mining Monero - not a general mining of any cryptocurrency - this is a Monero SE - not general cryptocurrency debate platform.
    – jtgrassie
    Commented Dec 15, 2018 at 19:18

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