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boss recently ordered me a new workstation primarily intended to run IV7 at
resonable speeds. He just handed the local computer shop a printout of the
preferred inventor system requirements and asked that they put in a video card
suited towards 3D CAD applications. They built me a P4 2.8GHz, 1GBram with an
ATI Radeon 8500 All-in-Wonder 128MB graphics card.
I've since learned that ATI Radeon cards aren't well supported in IV, and
so far while testing some files, it seems IV will lock up, usually while
rotating assemblies forcing me to reset the computer (can an incompatible
graphics card cause this to happen)?
I just talked to the shop and asked which NVidia cards they have available.
They don't have any Quadro cards, so I was thinking of going with a GeForce4
and using 'Softquadro4'. If I go this route, which GeForce4 Ti4x00 will work
best? They have Ti4200, Ti4800, and Ti4600 priced in this order, all are 128MB
DDR. They also have the newer FX5900, but I'm not sure how compatible this
Unfortunately, I'm limited to what the shop carries since we can't get a
refund for the ATI card, only an exchange or upgrade. A slightly outdated list
of what this shop carries is here <
. The prices are in Canadian $ and our budget is under $500. Thanks for any
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