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  1. I have been using an ATI FireGL V3300 for the passed year on my computer at work and it has been working great! We were using SW 2007 and now we are on 2009 SP3 and I can't even remember the last time I crashed SolidWorks. This new build I have been working on still needs a bit of tweaking but the FirePro seems to work really well. I'll post back when I have it running at optimal performance.
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    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! I forgot that I had dropped the speed down to 4Ghz for maximum stability. Right now I'm sitting at about 44C on both cores idle. The Core Voltage is set at around 1.3.
  3. Hey everyone, here are my hardware specs: Intel E8400 CPU Fan/Heatsink - HDT-S1283 Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Rev. 1.1 ATI FirePro V3750 8GB OCZ DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) 5-6-6-18 Western Digital 320GB 7200 RPM Sata Hard Drive OCZ StealthXStream 700Watt Windows XP x64 SolidWorks 2009 SP3 x64 22" Craptastic Envision Monitor 1680x1050 My main goal here is to get this rig going as fast as possible and beat the Benchmark Rebuild times as posted on the following link. I'm not sure if its possible or not but I want to give it a try. PunchHolder Results There are others but this is primarily the one I have been trying to beat. My best on this machine was 74 seconds @ 4.0Ghz. As you'll see I need to improve that by about 20 seconds.. I did manage to get 61 seconds on my gaming rig (ABIT IX38 QuadGT, E8400 @ 4somethingGhz, Sapphire HD 3870 Toxic) so doing it on this machine doesn't seem impossible. With this Workstation running at 4.0Ghz the temp for core1 is at 33C and core2 is at 45C which seems pretty odd to me. It seems like they should be closer, my gaming machine runs both cores at the same temp.. Another Odd thing I noticed happens when I am booting up. I get a line on the boot screen that says: <CPUID:0001067A Patch ID:0A07> Not sure if thats good or bad.. Bios Specs: Version F7 MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Fast CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9 Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0 CPU Frequency ...........................: 4.00 Clock Chip Control Standard Clock Control CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled] CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 445Mhz PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:100 C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled] Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter] CPU Clock Drive...........................: 800mV PCI Express Clock Drive.................:900mV CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: 50ps MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: 100ps DRAM Performance Control Performance Enhance...................: [sTANDARD] (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: 400 System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.00D Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 890 DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual] Standard Timing Control CAS Latency Time........................:5 tRCD .........................................:6 tRP'...........................................:6 tRAS..........................................:18 Advanced Timing Control tRRD...........................................:3 tWTR..........................................:3 tWR............................................:6 tRFC...........................................:54 tRTP...........................................:3 Command Rate (CMD) ....................:1 Driving Strength Profiles Driving Strength ............................1066 Channel A Static tRead Value.........................:10 tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:Auto tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:Auto tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:Auto Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:Auto Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:Auto Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:Auto Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:Auto Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto Channel B Static tRead Value.........................:10 tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:Auto tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:Auto tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:Auto Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:Auto Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:Auto Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:Auto Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:Auto Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto Motherboard Voltage Control Load-Line Calibration....................: Enabled CPU Vcore
  4. Well I ended up going with the FirePro V3750 and I returned that Xion PSU and went with the OCZ StealthXStream 700w . I got them in the mail the other day and I have the machine together. I will try to get a thread up tonight with my questions, overall specs and bios settings. I got it up to 4.3Ghz last night but I'm not sure on the stability.Once again, thanks for all the help and feedback! It really helped a lot!
  5. Hey everyone, my name is Joe. I have only made a few posts thus far but people have been very friendly and quick to respond. I have been checking out the website for sometime now, just reading the reviews and whatnot. Pretty much every time I get a new piece of hardware I have to get the OCC seal of approval lol! I'm on my 4th or 5th build and I think its turning into an addiction. Its like I got a fever and the only prescription is more processing power! I am really bad with memory timings and voltage settings. I am currently in the process of building a budget workstation powerhouse specifically for Solidworks 2009. My gaming machine specs are as follows: Intel E8400 @ 4.2Ghz ABIT IX38 QuadGT OCZ Reaper HPC DDR2 1066 4Gb OCZ GameXStream 700 Watt PSU Sapphire Toxic HD 3870 Windows XP x64 Once I get the rest of the parts for the workstation(Hopefully Tomorrow), I'll post its up in a difference section. I already have a few questions about it. Thanks!
  6. So, much to my dismay, I found out that Solidworks does not support Crossfire or SLI. I originally wanted to go with 2 FirePro V3750s but now I am inclined to go after a FirePro V5700. Is there really a huge difference going from a V3750 to a V5700?
  7. Ok, I knew I should have gotten the OCZ psu, it's what I have in my gaming rig and it powers everything flawlessly. I will be returning that XION tommorrow after work lol. Someone pointed out on the Solidworks Forums that SW is now supporting the FirePro cards, which I was not aware of. It appears that you can run them in a crossfire configuration, if that is the case I will be wanting to get 2 FirePro V3750s as soon as possible! I am always a bit iffy on buying used hardware but if the price is right I would definitely consider it. I appreciate the insight you guys have brought fourth! Thanks a ton!
  8. Hehe, sorry about the links. They should be fixed now. I am running a dual 19" monitor setup and I use Solidworks 2009 SP3. I work with assemblies that can range anywhere between 250 and 500 parts. I built a new machine over the weekend which I call my "Budget Workstation" lol. The specs are as follows: - Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P - Core2 Duo E8400 @ 4Ghz - 8 Gigs of OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) - XION XON-630P12N 630W PSU - Windows XP x64 SP2 I want this machine to go as fast as it possibly can.
  9. Does anyone know how much of a difference having 128MB GDDR3 Memory opposed to the 256MB GDDR2? There is a 50 dollar price difference so I wanted to see if anyone could shed some light on this. The first is the ATI FireGL V3600 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16. FireGL V3600 The second is the ATI FireGL V3400 128MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16. FireGL V3400 Thanks
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