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I just purchased a laptop and i'm going to be using it for rendering and CAD programs like AutoCAD, Revit, 3D Studio Max etc. are my numbers good enough?

AMD Turion II: 2.5GHz
RAM: 4GB
Hard drive: 500GB
AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200: 320MB dedicated; 1982MB available


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Re: Question for COMPUTER GEEKS and TECH STUDENTS

Turion II is fine and is on par with core 2, the hd4200 is very mediocre.


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great laptop my friend


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Is the hard drive running at 5200, 5400, or 7200 rpm?
If you have room for a second drive I would swap out the main drive (OS) and install an Intel X-25 SSD and put in a 7200 RPM 16 or 32 MB Cache drive for the data (drive 2)
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[quote author=gdawgg link=topic=166685.msg3557994#msg3557994 date=1268015634]
great laptop my friend
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Go. The fuck. Away.


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Re: Question for COMPUTER GEEKS and TECH STUDENTS

Nice laptop, but not for autodesk products. Look into dell's percison line and HP's mobile "workstation" models. Looks for one that features nvidia quadro fx, or and ati fire pro discrete card. You will be able to run the programs, but drivers for the 42oo series are not autodesk certified. Mobile workstations are kinda of a pain, and autdesk is slow enough to certify drivers. You will be able to run the programs, but your probably not going to be able to utilize hardware acceleration, which will make a significant difference in 3D modeling and rendering, if your only working in 2D (it doesn't seem like you are) you can run the programs with little issue.

I'm a draftsman myself, I run a C2Q9550 w/ 8 gigs of ram, a WD velociraptor, and an nvidia quadro fx 1800.

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I run 3ds solidworks on my laptop:

Toshiba Satilite a305:
t8100 core 2 duo (2.1 ghz)
4 gigs ram
Radeon HD3400 (says 2042MB is available in dxdiag, not sure how much dedicated memory it has though.)

It runs solidworks just fine, as long as I dont try to do huge assemblies.

Autodesk doesn't seem to have as efficient of software though. Inventor really tied up my system resources when I had it installed.

Seeing as you already have it purchased, I would just try it if you have the software available.
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Re: Question for COMPUTER GEEKS and TECH STUDENTS

[quote author=Alec Trevelyan link=topic=166685.msg3558372#msg3558372 date=1268025406]
[quote author=gdawgg link=topic=166685.msg3557994#msg3557994 date=1268015634]
great laptop my friend
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Go. The fuck. Away.
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[quote author=dero link=topic=166685.msg3558950#msg3558950 date=1268065699]
I run 3ds solidworks on my laptop:

Toshiba Satilite a305:
t8100 core 2 duo (2.1 ghz)
4 gigs ram
Radeon HD3400 (says 2042MB is available in dxdiag, not sure how much dedicated memory it has though.)

It runs solidworks just fine, as long as I dont try to do huge assemblies.

Autodesk doesn't seem to have as efficient of software though. Inventor really tied up my system resources when I had it installed.

Seeing as you already have it purchased, I would just try it if you have the software available.
[/quote]

That's probably true, autodesk's stuff can act pretty strange. I agree, try and test the software, worst case if it not available, there are free trials to check things out.

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