I have two display adapters showing in my device manager, could this be the reason why my SW2016 is running slow?
I wouldn't think so but if you can post your computer spec on this forum then guys here might be able to track down the cause for you
Maybe someone will clarify this but I think that is common for a laptop. Mine also has two. He has a dell precision m2800 Christian Chu
I don't know exactly what spec for his M2800 but for sure it's 3D laptop as its name dell precision (mine is dell precision 17" 6400 - more than 5 yrs old and still runing ok)
when you say slow you mean
1) when you manipulate the 3D model such as rotate, pan (GPU)
2) when you update (rebuild) the model (CPU)
The low end certified video card can handle (no jerking when manipulating 3D models) assembly up to 100 parts, so I guess it'd be CPU here? Please confirm ?
Edit: just double check M2800 spec and it's used i7 Processor and AMD FirePro M417
so the processor is fine here, so is GPU an issue here?
Maybe, Its just that there is not enough evidence presented in order for the judge to accuse the GPU as the culprit
Christian Chu Are you running SW 2017 in your dell 6400?
It runs slow when I draw, rotate models, doing anything
When I run the SW diagnostic, it recognizes the Intel and gives me a red x. It used to recognize the AMD firepro and everything was green
I'm guessing an automatic Windows update replaced the approved SW driver in the process with a newer one not tested or approved. Check here and on your laptop to verify. Graphics Card Drivers | Hardware & System Requirements | SOLIDWORKS
I've been running SW2016 on my laptop Dell 6400 (it's not the best, but ok for assembly around 100 parts) - the fact is you don't need a high-end card for SW (unless you do lot of rendering) - Also I've been testing SW 2017 on this laptop and the about to officially do work on SW2017 then the activation/deactivation problem came out so now the company put everything on hold for SW2017 - No SW on my laptop now
One thing to keep in mind that, you never have a speed of a desktop on your laptop (No matter how powerful you have for your laptop)
I'm spoiled with my BOXX system at work but aware of the speed while running SW on my laptop
When you say "SLOW", you mean slow compared to what you had before on your laptop or compare to your desktop
Can you pick a part and run a performance evaluation (single and dual adapters) to see what's rebuild time so you can use it for the comparison !
Just to add to my previous post and this comment applies to Windows 10 machines. When you are notified of an update you can check/uncheck what is being updated as shown in the picture shown here. I would suggest you always uncheck the video driver updates for your laptop and even your desktop. Maybe once in a while check the driver testing/recommendation site once in as while for any new updated drivers too. Graphics Card Drivers | Hardware & System Requirements | SOLIDWORKS
Maybe someone else could advise on Win 7 machines though I haven't had the same issues with my Win7 desktop.
Given that you have two display adapters in this machine, and I am assuming this is a laptop, have you tried going into the computer's BIOS settings and disabling "Switchable Graphics"? This setting, once disabled, would turn off the low-powered Intel Integrated graphics card and force all graphics processes onto your discrete AMD graphics card. A computer usually performs better when you do this.
Everyone is still guessing here because you have not specified the details about your laptop.
This would help greatly to understand make better suggestions for your problem.
Please specify, Brand, model, OS, SWx version, what graphics adapters it is showing.
I've had a similar issue and have been advised by my VAR to disable 'discrete graphics' in the bios to force my Dell 7510 to use the Nvidia instead of the intel on-board. Haven't done it yet though as too busy.
DELL M2800 Windows 10, 16g, 1 tb Firepro 4170m
How can I do this?
To do this you would need to reboot the computer and as it is in the boot up process press the F-key (F2, F8, F12, etc) that takes you into the BIOS settings. Inside the BIOS settings there are ~80 total settings and you would need to find the video option for "Switchable Graphics" to then disable. Once you disable it you then save the change to the BIOS and exit. The machine will reboot once again and then you can test whether things got better for you or not.
This is not in any of my bios settings
Does anyone have an AMD FIREPRO graphics card that is not giving them any problems?
No offend but NVIDIA is the only card I've used starting from the day I learn 3D
Can you attach a .NFO file of your system to this thread? To make a .NFO file go to the Windows Start menu, run a search for “msinfo32.exe”, then open that utility; in the utility go to ‘File’, ‘Save’ to save out a .NFO file of any name to attach here.
This is only part of the information. Could you post a screen shot of the 'Components\Display' data as well? My own is shown below with only one graphics card but your will be longer and list two.
That model of Dell laptop does not have the option to disable the Intel HD Graphics card from within the BIOS. The best next option would be to go into the 'AMD Catalyst Control Center' to the '3D Application Settings' and add a profile for 'SOLIDWORKS' that sets all options to "Use application settings".
Okay, I will try this. thanks
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