AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

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ClintFix
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Registered: ‎04-12-2012
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AutoCAD only recognizes 218 MB of my video card memory

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04-12-2012 12:45 PM

I'm running Plant 3D 2012. I have never used a 3D CAD program that has worse performance (and I've used many different ones). I'm running a workstation with 12MB ram, windows 7 x64, 2.3 GHz xeon, and an Nvidia Quadro 5000 graphics card. One thing I noticed recently is that in the performance tuner log it shows that my video card only had 218 MB of memory. I attached a picture of the tuner log. 

Does anyone know how to fix this? 

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dgorsman
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Registered: ‎10-12-2006
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Re: AutoCAD only recognizes 218 MB of my video card memory

04-12-2012 03:47 PM in reply to: ClintFix

Burned out card, or not properly seated in the slot?  What does the nVidia control panel and diagnostic routines tell you?

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Rich.O.3d
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Registered: ‎08-19-2008
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Re: AutoCAD only recognizes 218 MB of my video card memory

04-12-2012 05:15 PM in reply to: ClintFix

i second that

 

sounds like bad ram on your card or a seating issue

 

try updating your driver from nvidia

the latest one seems to run crisp

 



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alvaro.nimasco
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Registered: ‎10-29-2009
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Re: AutoCAD only recognizes 218 MB of my video card memory

04-13-2012 01:40 AM in reply to: Rich.O.3d

Which one would you recomend for AP3D ? is it best the AutoCAD Performance Driver ? (see img)

thanks

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DarrenP
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Registered: ‎09-13-2007
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Re: AutoCAD only recognizes 218 MB of my video card memory

04-13-2012 05:59 AM in reply to: alvaro.nimasco

the performance driver may not even work for 2012

i would try the graphics driver

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