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solidworks crashes often with AMD firepro M5100

Question asked by sander on Nov 13, 2015



I hope that someone can help me: I just purchased a HP zbook 15 G2 (Intel Core i7-4910MQ Quad Core / 32GB RAM) with AMD FirePro M5100 graphic card. I want to use this laptop mainly for engineering in Soldiworks (2014 & 2015).


But now Solidworks craches all the time. I tried to use light settings ( OpenGl off, etc), but still it crashes often. Rebuilding goes fast, but just rotating my model seems to be causing the crashes.

Now I wonder the following:


1) Is this card really a good stable choice for my demands (it should be if  I look at the AMD website en benchmark of Nvidia quadro K2100m vs AMD firepro 5100; ). I wonder this, because there is an existing discussion on this forum which says that the M5100 card is not dedicated to Solidworks ( The specified item was not found. )

2) How can I solve these craches?. Could it be a matter of the right driver (I use the latest one) ... or settings of grafic card?


I really hope that a specialist could give me the right advise

Kind regards,


Sander de Wit