Which laptop is best for mining?

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  1. Mikle39

    Mikle39 Notebook Guru

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    Hello guys,

    Must be 17" not 15", prefer 3070

    Want to play sometimes, and mining when not playing.

    I look for tests and reviews for about 8h, and look likes MSI GP76 Leopard 11 is best choice for about 2000Euro,
    with 11800H procesoor. Asus Strix dont have switches which lowered FPS as I understand.
    All others models dont have fresh Intel or Ryzen.

    Lenovo Legion is only 15" or 16"
    Dont like Acer brand at all,
     
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    Literally anything that runs within its predefined specs, mining doesnt care what CPU you are running unless you are trying to mine monero in which case you would likely want a 5950x
     
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    Mikle39 Notebook Guru

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    Yep, I mainly care about GPU cooling, cause I am mining Ethereum only.
    I have some experience cause already have 40 3060Ti-3070 desktop GPUs.
    I need good cooling for GPU, especially for GPU Memory.
    Which laptops have heatsink for gpu memory?

    Does have anybody experience with laptop mining for 24/7 on laptop?
     
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    To date I havent seen a laptop heatsink with no VRAM cooling, if you are looking for some with a direct heat pipe over vram that is a much smaller list.

    GPU doesnt really need an aggressive cooler since most of the stress is on the VRAM, looks like you want something that has active VRAM cooling and possibly a unified heatsink.

    I suppose you could look at the x170 platform and work your way backwards according to your budget
     
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    I mined on a BGA laptop for a while but stopped, the benefits are not worth it given the risk of wrecking the laptop. You do need a hefty GPU cooling solution since you want the temps to stay in the 60s C for 24/7 use, and it won't be easy since you also don't want to run the fans at max speed unless you have a solid plan on how to replace them. I had to use a powerful external cooler to get there. Mining is dying anyway, and frankly: good riddance. If you must do it then a large modular GPU platform like the x170 is indeed the safest bet.
     
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