I have a Athlon 1.4 computer with 1 Gb of RAM and a new FireGL T2-128
Video Card. When I run Solidworks 2005 creating parts and small
assemblies, I have no problems with the program crashing but when I
load large assemblies and begin rotating them the whole computer
freezes. Does anyone think it could be a video card problem or RAM
problem. I have installed and uninstalled every know driver for the
video card. I have been running Windows 2000 for the past 3 years and
maybe I thought a new install of Windows 2000 might get all the old
I would think it is graphic card driver issue. What driver version are you
using? Another thing to ask since you have the same card I do, is, is the
RealView graphic enabled? If not, you have an old bad driver. I have
basically the same machine except for OS (I use XP).
I have loaded and de-loaded every driver I could and it still does the
same thing. I can work with only small files, couple of parts in an
assembly but anything more it locks up. I used to have a nvidia card
in it but that is uninstalled, including using the program "Nasty file
remover" just to make sure that was not in there.
The FireGL cards were historically unstable. They started out great, but
seemed to get worse with each succesive version of Solidworks. I have
had several of them. But no longer have any of them in SW machines.
Unfortunately, I doubt the newer ati versions are any better.