Question

inquiry

hello forum members I would like to use my hp laptop for crypto mining so I want to inquire if my hp laptop is a low end or high end.
secondly if it comes with dedicated graphics cards...

HP ENVY x360 15-w117cl - 15.6" - Core i5 6200U - 12 GB RAM - 1 TB HDD - US

Discussion is locked
Follow
Reply to: inquiry
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: inquiry
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Comments
- Collapse -
Answer
Re: inquiry
- Collapse -
video cards

the video cards is same as the graphics card (that's gpu's) right???
if so can I buy graphics cards and attach them to the cpu cause I am not really buoyant enough for Asic miners.

- Collapse -
Re: video card

That's the same indeed. Now check the tech manual of your laptop what graphic cards you can install. Most likely none.

- Collapse -
video cards

ok, i will check and get back to you.

- Collapse -
video cards

hello i contact hp and they said i will have to change my system board... and they gave me a link...
look; Click on this link for the service guide of your computer, http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04763031

Refer to page number 39 for the list of compatible systemboard.
Note: On notebooks, the graphics card is integrated on the systemboard itself.
You would need to replace the systemboard with the graphics card option of your choice.

- Collapse -
Mining

In theory you can mine with any machine but unless you have a whopper it's not practical.

Your laptop is not designed for that type of work load multi hours per day.

Your first issue will likely be heat.

Try driving your car 100 mph for a hour.

You could bump the ram to 16GB.....replace the hdd with a ssd.....get a cooling pad but it still won't be a miner.

- Collapse -
Answer
Not to leave you without another path.
- Collapse -
etn

will be very excited if i see the one for ETN

- Collapse -
Have you heard how to research such?

I use Google and Duckduckgo searches. There are new computer users all the time so I have to ask if you've learned how to research today.

CNET Forums