As part of our Hardware lending program, Jwill and I have teamed up to put some hardware to work.
He is an awesome guy He sent me his 8800gt videocard with all the necessary adapters to get it working. In addition, he gave me pointers on getting the card folding to it's maximum potential. Thanks buddy
The computer it went into is one of my main World Community Grid machines. It has a 500W 80plus gold certified Channel Well Tech. PSU. It was pulling 90 watts from the wall with it's onboard video. Now with the 8800gt folding, it's a little over 180 watts! GPUs are crazy power hogs, but gets a ton of work done compared to CPUs. I used the latest drivers from Nvidia and EVGA Precision Tool to tweak the card, all with Jwill's help. Currently, with the fan at 100%, it is loading at 76-78C. Is this too hot? I am going to look for some high speed fans in my lab tomorrow anyway cuz it seems a bit too warm to me.
It is currently folding with the GPU2 console Client under the name "CD_Freaks_Collaboration" If anyone gets some hardware working with the help of others, use this account. It will be cool to see how much work we can get done together.
Keep up the good work everyone