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Solidworks slowing down computer when it's not being used

Question asked by Colin Schroeder on May 31, 2019
Latest reply on Aug 8, 2019 by Jeff Mowry

So, I am having issues with a work computer that is mainly used for CAD & CAM software (Solidworks, Autodesk, Mastercam, etc). We just upgraded my old workstation to a brand new build and I thought, with the amount of money spent, and the hardware we purchased, this thing would be an absolute beast. But for some reason, it is slower and laggier than my old one.

 

It seems to be running fine but it will randomly lag and freeze up on me when i am doing anything. Just recently i was doing some CAM programming and the computer locked up and when i looked at the task manager there was a solidworks process called 'splash' that was hogging up all my memory and CPU which was causing the computer to slow down. but solidworks didn't even have a part document open. It was just minimized in the tray... It only lasts for 5 seconds but its very frustrating trying to work around this issue. Whats going on here? 

 

Here is the hardware that is in the build:

 

OS: Windows 10 Pro, Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.529)

System Model: PowerSpec G463

Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 6

     Bios Version: 4.0 (3/18/2019)

Processor: Intel i7-9700KF CPU @ 3.60GHz, 3601 MHz, 8 Cores

Installed Ram: 64GB

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

Storage #1: SSD Intel SSDPEKNW010T8 (1 TB) (OS Installed Here)

Storage #2: HDD WD4005FZBX-00K5WB0 (4 TB) (Nothing Installed on this drive yet)

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