matrox millennium g450 dual head card...

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by 3d, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. 3d

    3d Guest

    I just started at a company that is very new to SolidWorks and the hardware
    it takes to run it.
    Here is my system info as I started:

    Item Value
    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 Build 2600
    System Manufacturer Compaq
    System Model Workstation W6000
    Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7
    GenuineIntel ~2373 Mhz (Dual Xeon)
    Total Physical Memory 1,024.50 MB
    Available Physical Memory 615.03 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 3.40 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 2.61 GB
    Page File Space 2.40 GB

    With the exception of the video card, matrox millennium g450 dual head, I
    think it is a pretty good setup. It could use another gig of ram but the
    video card is what is killing me. What I am looking for is some feedback
    about the card and suggestions on an alternative. My choice would be at
    least an NVIDIA Quadro 980XGL or roll into the FX cards. Which is better
    suited to SolidWorks at this point, the latest Geforce or Quadro card?

    I have already encountered unhandled errors, CTD's and extremely slow
    graphics. Also my zoom factor is not as tight as my Geforce4 Ti4600 at home.
    I understand the lack of experience and in turn speed that the folks here
    have at this point but for someone who has been using SolidWorks for many
    years now it is quite cumbersome to work with inadequate tools. TIA
    3d, Jan 5, 2004
  2. 3d

    neil Guest

    give the matrox-made for 2d dual head- to the accountancy dept to show em
    you care about the work they do...and get yourself a nice Quadro - 750 and
    up for realview compatibility.
    neil, Jan 5, 2004
  3. 3d

    3d Guest

    hehehe thats kind of where i was going too
    3d, Jan 5, 2004
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