I have started mining Monero using the MineXMR pool and an XMRig miner. I have done some calculations and found that, at my current rate of roughly 800H/s, it would take me four years to mine one coin. Am I missing something? Is there a way to optimise this without investing in specialised equipment CPUs etc? I would be grateful for any help on this.

Please note that I am using a MacbookPro with a 2.3GHz processor and 8GB memory. Preferably, I want to increase my mining rate solely with this hardware.

  • Can you share pc build that costs 1k for 14Kh/s
    – AimBotQ
    Apr 29 '20 at 8:49
  • @AimBotQ use pcpartpicker.com/list and pick a 3900X plus fast RAM and cheap everything else. Easy sub-1K PC for ~14kh/s.
    – jtgrassie
    Apr 29 '20 at 21:58

Just like your laptop won't be particularly good at rendering large amounts of video/audio, playing the latest video games or compiling large codebases, it's not going to be very good at mining. One can build a desktop PC for less than a $1000 that will mine at ~14kh/s - that's not a particularly "specialized" PC. Using a laptop for mining 24/7 is not the smartest move either as it will struggle to keep cool and shorten it's lifespan.

  • Okay, thank you for your answer. So, I guess I'll need specialised equipment then.
    – Tom Allen
    Apr 28 '20 at 22:07
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    Not really "specialized". A desktop PC with a recent desktop processor like the AMD Ryzen 3000 series.
    – jtgrassie
    Apr 28 '20 at 22:32

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