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06-14-2011 12:00 PM

Looking at a laptop that will occasionally run AutoCAD. Dell XPS 15: i7-2720QM, 8GB DDR3, WIndows 7 64-bit. The graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce 540M.


Ordinarily I'd go with a Quadro card but we don't want to spend the money for a workstation-class machine.


Is anyone using this card? If so what kind of stability/performance are you getting?

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Re: GeForce

06-15-2011 04:39 AM in reply to: dlowe

Something else to look at while you wait for others to chime is:

Regards, Charles Shade            Win8 FAQ

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Re: GeForce

06-28-2011 02:55 PM in reply to: dlowe

There seem to be lots of people having issues with the GT540m.  In fact, I worked with a client this week who is struggling with the 540m and AutoCAD '12.  I've never used this card, but I would say, buyers beware.


AutoCAD 2011 hangs with nVidia GeForce GT 540M


GT540m crash and/or freeze with AutoCAD 2010


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