In the release notes of all the current and archived Nvidia drivers, for a Quadro FX 4600 card and Win XP Pro, contain "AutoCAD 2009 SP2/SP3–the application crashes with recent OpenGL drivers".
What would be the correct Nvidia drivers to be using with 2009 SP3 when using OpenGL? I do have the performance drivers installed but don't know if that makes a difference.
That's a good question. Autodesk has stopped specifically certifying individual drivers. I think they're current stance is that if the driver is WHQL certified, then it is certified to run their products. I'd say just go get the latest WQHL driver from nvidia.com and give it a go.
Nvidia has also stopped packaging the AutoCAD performance drivers with the standard drivers. I do have on of the latest drivers for my card and OS. I've been having a few problems and that's what started me poking around.
I've finally got our IT to agree to put Window 7 on my workstation, rather than XP. It's being purchased now. So I'll just bumble along until that happens and IT gets it installed. Then I'll install the latest and hopefully get around to deploying C3D 2011.
My computer isn't 64 bit but I'm sure that Win 7 will make a difference.
Without 64 bits you are unlikely to see any advantage, and may in fact see a performance drop. XP is faster, just less secure. 64 bits help compensate since you will gain from having the larger memory space. Maybe more than you lost, maybe less, depending on a multitude of other factors such as what hardware and software you use as well as your network configuration.
Yes. I know. It's a juggling act. I'd love a 64-bit system, but that's not going to happen. I was surprised they even went for the OS. All I know is that all the machines I'm running XP on are slowing down. Even my Sager Laptop (Portable Workstation), which was always a fast computer.
Of course the ESET antivirus software that IT runs is about as bad as a Virus it's self. It takes a huge amount or resources.
I don't think the Novel network has too much to do with it. I don't notice any improvement if I work off my HDD. I thought at one point I was having memory problems. But the memory tests out OK.
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