Solidworks 2005 Crashes

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
crap out.
Thanks
Reply to
swbudnack
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Is your graphic driver on the SW approved list?
Have you set the "Use Software OpenGL" and then tried to see if it still locked up? If this stops the lockups it is driver/graphics card related.
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P.
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).
Mr. Pickles
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Mr. Pickles
Yes I did put the option for "Use Software OpenGL" and I have no problems, but then I figure why use the FireGL card if I can't use the full potentional of it.
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swbudnack
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.
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swbudnack
Are you using this "SW Certified" driver (or a regular driver)?
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Mr. Pickles
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Mr. Pickles
I'm not suggesting you run in Software OGL, just use it for testing. If that fixes your problem you have a graphics card or driver problem. So either the card is bad or the driver.
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P.
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.
ca
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clay
I am running an ATI FireGL X2 AGP Pro w/256MB memory and it runs pretty well. Maybe your experience was with older versions.
WT
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Wayne Tiffany

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