Pi is a new cryptocurrency that anyone can mine (earn) with their mobile device. However, with the help of some emulator software, you can mine Pi on your laptop (PC). So, in this article, I’ll detail how to mine Pi on your laptop with a special emphasis on whether it can damage your PC or not. Read on!
How Pi Mining App Works On Your PC
With the Pi Network for Windows app, you can earn Pi for doing small tasks that benefit the Pi community. It is simple: the more you offer, the more Pi you get. To begin mining for Pi, simply log in once every 24 hours and click the lightning button.
Mining is a slow process, but you can maximize your hourly rate by inviting reliable friends and relatives to join the community. If you have been mining for three days, you can increase your earnings by strengthening the network by expanding your security circle.
How To Mine Pi On Your Laptop
Follow these simple rules to see how you can mine Pi on your laptop (PC) :
- Firstly, download and install the Bluestack Emulator on your PC. The Bluestack emulator helps you run the android app on your laptop.
- Follow the instructions on the Bluestack emulator app and complete their installation process.
- After installation, launch the Bluestack app and open Playstore from it (it’s located on the home screen)
- Search for the Pi Network app and install it.
- Before installing the Pi app, you’ll need to first log in using your Google ID before the download process starts.
Can It Damage Your PC?
Mining Pi can damage your PC in the following ways:
- With continued use, your computer will degrade much sooner(you will have to replace it sooner than normally).
- Inevitably, the computer will overheat, causing the premature failure of a number of its parts.
- The mining will cause your computer to overheat, possibly resulting in a short circuit or a blown fuse.
How To Avoid Damage On Your Laptop When Mining Pi?
The graphics processing unit (GPU) and voltage regulator modules (VRM) need to be kept cool, which necessitates adequate airflow and a well-designed chassis. Generally speaking, the ventilation system of most commercial workstations is not adequate. It features one or two little intake fans and an equally tiny exhaust fan. Increasing the case’s width and using larger fans are the most common ways to ensure enough ventilation.
A monitoring tool is required for temperature control. The usage of a programme that displays VRM temperatures, such as “GPU-Z,” is strongly recommended. The voltage regulation module (VRM) generates a lot of heat when used to power a CPU, GPU, and RAM all at once. When their temperature rises above 100F, their useful life is drastically cut short.
The other temperatures in your situation need to be checked as well. Even if you are not putting any extra strain on the CPU or motherboard, you still need to make sure the case is designed to effectively vent any excess heat outside the system, or else you risk damaging the CPU or motherboard. When the temperature rises, a CPU becomes much more unstable than a GPU. While 90 degrees Celsius may be regarded as high, the CPU temperature should typically stay below 70 degrees Celsius to ensure its long-term stability.
Besides the major power drain, mining Pi on your laptop isn’t a big deal; it’s just as easy as you do that on your smartphone. You can mine Pi on your laptop (PC) by simply following the steps listed above.