Lenovo Y580 mining

#1

Hello guys!

I have a Lenovo Y580 with a GTX 660M GPU.. Is it possible, and if yes, is it worth it to try mining on this laptop?
(btw I use Ubuntu)

Thanks for the reply in forward!

#2

1 year and you can buy a USB cable :slight_smile:

#3

So I guess around 5-10 Sol/s, like an average CPU...
Thanks for the reply! :slight_smile:

#4

to be honest.... it is totally worthless to mine with your notebook....
it can't even cover the power cost unless you are FREE .....

#5

IDK but a laptop with GTX 1070 will easily cover its cost in an year.

#6

Is there a benchmark for laptop GPU's mining performance?
BTW I do have access to free electricity, it's just older laptops like this Lenovo is hard to set up with drivers and CUDA, and make it work, not sure if worth it for the extra 5-10 Sol/s, but for a little more probably it's worth spending the time...

#7

why don't you just try it? it's not hard to setup it up.
it's takes less time to set it up then to wait for an answer

#8

I had trouble setting up CUDA on Ubuntu 16.04, turns out if you run:
sudo apt-get install nvidia-cuda
You won't get the latest version, and the miner won't run.
Now I tried manually adding the repo:
wget http://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/repos/ubuntu1604/x86_64/cuda-repo-ubuntu1604_8.0.44-1_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1604_8.0.44-1_amd64.deb
I updated and upgraded, but it still gave an error.
I'm starting to think they just stopped support for GTX 660M (it's a more than 5 year old GPU), that's why I started this thread to know if I should bother try it on other OS, ot other ways to setup CUDA or just give up..

#9

Managed to get it work, around ~13Sol/s, if anyone curious!