Is there any way to check to see if a video card is bad or wired up wrong? Other than the fact it just doesn't work. :-) I have shadows all over that look like all of my text, parts, assemblies are traveling really fast to the left.
did it work before and just stop or always work this way?
is it a supported card? do you have supported drivers?
How much ram on it? .....??????
need a little more info to help
It's pretty much always been this way but is has been getting worse.
It is a supported card, Nvidia Quadro FX 5800 (a PNY card actually)
I have the supported driver (from Solid works) I have tried drivers from the Nvidia site also but they are not supported by Solidworks.
4 GB ram (web site with specs - http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_quadro_fx_5800_us.html
This card was purchased by my boss I think from E-Bay.
Have you run the SolidWorks Rx tool yet?
Yes, many times. It always says it's working fine.
I have also tried, many times, running woth the open GL.Same problems. I have never tried the other.
Have you tried reseating the card?
Do you have, or can you get, another card to test in that machine? If you boss is too cheap to buy another card without proof of thie current one failing, contact your local User Group to see if any members have a spare card you could borrow.
Hi, I got one of these cards, windows 7x64 and not the correct driver, but no problems. I know you don't want to hear that, but this card was near on £6k new, so expect a good deal of help from nVidia. I had a long dialogue with them to help me fix a problem (not the 5800), but I suggest that. Their service & support is good.
I've been working with SW for a few years now and experienced many problems, but no text flying off to the left!
Big problems are:-
Dual monitors, big ones.
No enough RAM (not in a 5800)
Drivers DO cause an issue, if not supported by SW.
Heat - ensure you have a good airflow. I had problems similar to this with a gfx card full of dust.
Vista is .... Get 7
Hope this helps,
I'm going to try reseating the cardand the memory. Thanks for all of the help.
Have you tested with a different monitor?
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