Gordon Rigg

Vastly underused system resources, with system resources warning?!

Discussion created by Gordon Rigg on Dec 10, 2020
Latest reply on Dec 10, 2020 by Alex Lachance

Why does solidworks resource monitor warn me about low system resources while it refuses to use more than 8Gb of 24Gb of RAM and CPU cores lie idle?
It once used 11Gb of 24 available while running simulation, but whatever I do on my computer it never used more than half of the ram.

 

Looks to me like either something is wrong with my setup or solidworks recommended system requirements are made up to sound like it needs a fancy workstation when advanced hardware isn't actually used ever!

But behaviors is very similar on all company workstations - 6 installations. Unlikely there is an obscure random problem on every single one... it seems like a lot of cash wasted on hardware that is never ever used!

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