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System Upgrade

Question asked by Tony Butler on Apr 6, 2007
Latest reply on Apr 16, 2007 by Jim Zink
Hi All
I'm considering upgrading my current system and would like whatever input you might be willing to give me with respects to the kind of gains in performance I might expect to see. I'm currently using SW2006 SP3.0 and more than likely won't be upgrading anytime soon, so the 64bit versions of Solidworks or Windows aren't an issue. Most of the individual parts that I create are relatively small in terms of size and features. I do work with rather large assemblies though, some as large as 900MB+ with some 1200-1500 parts such as seen at the link at the bottom of the post.

Current System Specs:
Dell Dimension 8400
Pentium 4 3.4 GHZ
2GB Ram
Nvidia 256MB Video GTO 6800 (Yeah I know it's not a certified Video card, but it has served me well so far. )
Windows XP Pro SP2

Intended Upgrade:
Dell Precision M65 (laptop)
Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 (2.00GHZ)
2GB Ram
Nvidia Quadro FX 350M Turbocache
Windows XP Pro SP2 (32 bit)

I know the Precision M90 will blow the M65 away but I still want somthing reasonably compact.
Thanks in advance.

http://www.rans.com/drawing4S19.htm

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