Noooo, this is in school computers and they aren't used. They were a gift from HP more or less and i can't sell them.
The office i work in is stocked with HP xw6600 workstations which have these cards in them. We sometimes play games and never CAD so i wanted to flash one or two so we can actually max out COD4.
Selling them would make sense if i owned them though.
in 3dmark06, they get about 9000~. The zeons inside are equivilent to intel e8500s and the CPU score was about 1650 so i don't know what was up with that.
Driver support, that's why. Have you tried softmodding it using rivatuner? I remember softmodding my 8800GTS 320 into an FX 4600 with 320MB (Regular FX 4600 has 768MB), but worked anyway. Just remember after softmodding to install the geforce drivers.
i believe its the same core, bus, memory, heatsink and fan. What else could be different?
I suspect that there is probably some difference in the actual electronic components used. I'd expect that the professional level cards probably have better caps, lower tolerance resistors, etc. Probably nothing to prevent you from softmodding it though.
Heh, I guess it should be fairly easy to pull off if you can fight the right coolers, the card is physically the same as far as I know. Just remember that even though you'll be running with Geforce drivers and the card will be identified as a geforce, you'll still be running @ Quadro clock speeds, so you will have to OC to reach the 8800GT speed.