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Lenovo w520 configuration not recognized => no performance

Question asked by Rune Thygesen on Sep 7, 2011
Latest reply on May 6, 2012 by Jerry Steiger

I recently bought a Lenovo w520 because I was tired of my old computers performance in solidworks (and matlab). After installing the verified driver from, my computer configuration is still not recognized in solidworks Rx, and the performance is only a fraction of the performance that other w520 owners have posted.

Because of the optimus, I have registered the solidworks.exe file only to run with  the "High performance Nvidia videocard".


The worst thing about working with the program is, that when I edit a part in an assembly, it runs even worse than my old computer.


LENOVO THINKPAD W520 i7-2720QM, FHD, 8GB, Quadro 2000M


Graphics 114sec

Processor 408sec

i/o 276 sec

overall 799


rendering 89sec


Performance on my computer is set to 100%.



Do you know what the problem is?

Thanks guys