I have been using solidwroks for a good 4-5 years most recent on a laptop with i5 processor and 8gb ram. Recentley bought a desktop with G2120 processor and 8gb ram. I am now in my third year of university studying mechanical engineering and I am doing a lot more demanding tasks in solidworks and my computer is lagging so much. I am currently designing an exhaust silencer for a car and I have created a perforated tube to go inside. The computer just cant handle it, if i go to select the tube once already opened, it takes a good 10-20 seconds to load all the holes before it allows me to edit the tube. Everytime i want to edit it I have to wait for it to load everything.
I know I need to install a video card and I have about £80 - £100 to spend and I just don't know what to get. It doesnt need to be AMAZING, just enough to handle the tasks in solidworks and mean I wont have to wait as long to edit and render the parts. It would be nice to have dual dvi output as i have two monitors.
Any help much appreciated