Well, I've not got a nvidia, but atleast 256 MB memory, and if not mis-remembers someone posted some benchmarks with a 9400-card (it's the weekly outdage now so beta-forums down), so 8500 or whatever numbering it's using should likely also work.Originally posted by: The Borg
Do you think that this is a better option from a software stability and ease of use pespective than trying to battle with FAH? I have tried that a few times and the latest changes meant I cannot use the graphics card I bought for FAH (and a bit of gaming (;-)).
What is the minimum nVidia card you can use? I have an old(er) AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ and am hesitant in putting in a card that is too powerful (imagine that) for the CPU. Planning a Core i7 upgrade next year with quite a few bells and wistles.
But, there's been some posts indicating it's the same problem as with GPUGRID.net, that 8800-cards doesn't work if uses the old G80, while cards with G92 works, so check which core it's really got...
Other things of note, under Vista you can't install as service (protected mode), and in case of multi-gpu, you need a monitor on each gpu. Also, if runs 64-bit windows, it seems to be a memory-leak or something, so you should re-boot daily to free-up gpu-memory again.
Better than FAH-client? No idea..., but atleast one feature you can use if any problems with games is, add your games as <exclusive_app>, see client-configuration