Have you ever wondered if there was a way you could put your computer to work to make some extra cash? Well guess what? Now there is a website that has made this possible for everybody with a computer that has a newer video card! In this guide we'll show a how to use the considerable computing power in your video card to make some extra money, even while you sleep.
There are just five simple steps to get started:
1. Update your video drivers
2. Register at http://www.compute4cash.com
3. Download the Compute4Cash client
4. Enter your account name in the configuration file
5. Run the program in the background and watch the money accrue
Step 1: Update video drivers
The Compute4Cash client requires some software components that only come with newer video driver packages so the first thing that we must do is update the video drivers. You can download the latest drivers at the links below and follow their installation instructions:
For ATI/AMD video cards: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx
For nVidia video cards: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
In order to use the Compute4Cash client you also need the latest VC++ package from Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=a7b7a05e-6de6-4d3a-a423-37bf0912db84
After installing these packages you will need to restart your computer to finalize the installation.
Step 2: Download the Client
Visit http://www.compute4cash.com/index.php?downloads and download the Compute4Cash client. It is a very small download so it shouldn't take long. Once you have the zip file, extract it into any directory. This is a good time to look over the README.txt, then move on to the next step.
Step 3: Configure the client
The Compute4Cash client has very little configuration and all that most people will need to do is change the account name. The account name specified in the Compute4Cash.ini file is the account that will be credited with the work your video card completes so it is very important to make sure it is correct!
Open the Compute4Cash.ini file with notepad and on the line that says "ACCOUNT=" remove the default value and replace it with the account name you created on the Compute4Cash website. Then save and close this file and move on to the next step.