Run this program and see what the diagnostics tab says.
What it's probably going to say is that your Geforce video card is not supported. That doesn't mean it won't work but you will have to tweak the drivers and settings. One thing you should check is to make sure that Solidworks is using the video card and not the integrated display adapter.
System Manufacturer: Other (not a known system vendor) System Model: Other Card Manufacturer: NVIDIA Corporation Card Model: GeForce GT 640/PCIe/SSE2 Your Current Driver: 184.108.40.20633
Card/driver combination information can be found at: http://www.solidworks.com/pages/services/VideoCardTesting.html
Diagnostic Results: There is no information on your configuration in our database. If you are experiencing issues with your system, you may want to visit the website to find recommended cards and drivers.
You are using a currently supported operating system.
The system environmental variable named TEMP has been set.
Write access is set for the TEMP directory.
System TEMP directory: 1.47 TB
The SolidWorks Backup Directory has not been set. Please set in Tools\Options\Backups.
The SolidWorks Journal file directory has not been set. Please set in Tools\Options\File Locations.
Drive C:\: 1.47 TB of free space
Drive I:\: 289 GB of free space
Drive Q:\: 0 bytes of free space
Total System Memory - 11.9 GB
This amount of RAM is acceptable for assemblies with greater than 2500 components and parts greater than 1000 features.
The total amount of RAM required is based on the size of the dataset used and other open applications.
Free System Memory - 8.66 GB
You should have sufficient free physical RAM to run SolidWorks effectively. If you exceed the physical RAM, your system performance will be seriously degraded.
Could not open the service pack database, the server may be busy, please try again later. #
SolidWorks is currently not running.
Toolbox is loaded on a local drive. This may not be an appropriate location if the toolbox parts are shared. See the Installation Guides at http://www.solidworks.com/pages/services/ServicePacks.html for more information.
Heres what the rx said!!!
Dont have the option to choose to run with graphics processor
Will open in open GL, tried a performance test.....gets stuck trying to open part
If you can open a part in Software OpenGL (Tools==>Options: System Properties: Performance) mode, then you've got a video driver issue. Roll your driver back to the previous version. I think a few other people in the forums have tried running with a Geforce 640, so do a general search for that.