I am a student, and I just bought a new laptop (lenovo i5, 8gb ram, 128gb ssd 1tb hdd, nvidia gtx950) but my solidworks 2016 is very very slow, how can i improve this?
Pedro,... read these threads... it may help you resolve the problem?
I didn't look to see where Paul's links went but I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the "updated video driver" and I bet that is the issue. Paul is on a roll. I recently purchased a Lenovo 710 i7- 16G Ram, GTX940mx and am quite happy with it. Can't do RealView but it's very effective visiting clients and showing reasonably large assemblies. The big issue is, I have auto updates for my drivers and when I use my laptop I need to roll back my GTX driver in order for SW to run smoothly. Works like a charm. I realize my machine is a bit more than yours but you should look into rolling back your driver and see what happens
I suppose I should figure out how to disable the video driver update.
Hey Dennis... (...on a roll.).. LOL!
..it is very unfortunate this is happening.., it's a sign nvidia has grown too big and is losing focus.. or, they are pushing Cuda and DirectX... and just don't care much about OpenGL anymore?..
(realview)... so,.. the "workarounds" hack is not working?
(disable update).. yes, I believe someone has or M$ actually supplied a workaround to block the updates?
Hey Dennis, thanks, but can you help me "rolling back " my nvidia drivers? As soon as I opened the laptop the updates started, so I really dont know how to roll back, or Where to roll back to. thanks
Pedro,,, From the device manager > display adapters > GeForce ??? Mine is greyed out since it is already rolled back. I set my auto updates to once a month now so I don't have to hassle with it as often. Pretty sure you can type in driver updates at the windows start and search for driver updates to do that. Yours must be set to update when you start your computer.
Pedro,.. you can simply download a older driver and install it over a newer version,.. or you can apply the above cleaning options and install a older version,.. either way works.
I have a couple of computers running SWX that are "laggy" and I think it's because there is a windows WMI process or two eating up around 10-20 percent of the CPU, maybe even more at times.
Check your task manager and look for any high CPU usage at idle.
Fixing the WMI issue is not easy.
I suppose you that if your open gl is checked then unceck it . The lenovo dont support opengl very good.
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