2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 8, 2013 3:31 PM by Brad Hakeman

    Please help interpreting Designer's system specs

    Brad Hakeman

      I haven't looked into AMD processors much so I'm unfamiliar with their products, but here goes.


      Win7 x64

      AMD Phenom II X3 Heka 45nm Technology

      8GB Dual-CHannel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)

      HP 3047h (XU1 Processor)

      ATI Radeon HD 4200 Video Card (Is this an on-board card?)

      244 GB Hitachi ATI (SATA)


      I don't see Radeon on the list of cards supported by solidworks, and he says he doesn't have any issues except for an occasional "Access Denied" notice when trying to save a file.  After 2 or 3 attempts, he's able to save the file. 


      I'm attempting to get a new system, but might burn through my Manager's budget for new hardware for the team (if I can convince him to go with BOXX).


      Should we be worried about the above specs for SolidWorks?  I'm not seeing him doing any simulations or rendering.


      I am currently getting 'lost network connection' when trying to save files.  We don't use PDM, and everything is being accessed over the server.


      My current system:

      Intel Core2 Quad (2.66GHz)

      12GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 533MHz (7-7-7-20)

      ATI FirePro V5800 (FireGL)

      466GB Seagate ATA (SATA)