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Hardware and software question

Question asked by Kevin Techman on Jan 5, 2019
Latest reply on Jan 7, 2019 by Stephen Blizzard

Hi,

I have recently bought SW student edition only to find my well "seasoned" gaming PC isn't quite up to the job (i7 3770K, HD7950, 8g ram). The system has started Blue screening, something it never did pre SW installation and constantly messages about low system memory. I can't find the exact reason for the blue screen in the event logs other than a generic kernel 41 event for the unexpected power down.

From what I can gather its the unsupported graphics card that is the main culprit, followed by the amount of RAM. Rather than try and source old components at inflated prices I have found this: https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/HP+Z420+Intel+Xeon+E5-1620+Refurb+PC+%2B+Windows+10+Pro+?productId=70233.

Would this be OK for running SW 2018? the included nvidia K4000 has tested certified drivers according to the solid works website, it has 32g ram and an SSD. The Xeon processor has a reasonable clock speed too but only 4 cores. On paper the PC looks good and is reasonably priced but is there any reason it wouldn't perhaps be suitable for my needs? There might be factors affecting performance that I am unaware of.

The software question is relating to the SW installation. When i installed SW on my current machine there was a note that said my serial number was good for 2 installations. Does that mean that 2 installations on 2 different PC's or 2 installations on the same PC?

Thanks in advance for help,

Best regards,

Kev.

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