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Renditioner compatible with sketchup 2014 available in the general discussion thread - SKETCHUP 2014.

Video Card
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November 25, 2013, 05:11:07 PM
I regret to say that I have been forced to slow down and maybe stop rendering with my equipment. The Nividia card which I have is very unstable, and is overheating the entire unit. I have been cautioned by "techno-geeks" that I am lucky that I didn't actually catch it on fire. I am seeking a different kit to render with, but a laptop and a Nividia card in a laptop is unsatisfactory, at least the 3GB card I have has proven to be. It ceases responding and screen goes black, and gets extremely hot. I have pushed hundreds of renders through it.

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Dell XPS 17 Laptop
i7 Intel 2630 QM 2.00 GHZ
Windows 7, 64 Bit
NIVIDIA GE FORCE 550 M 3 GB
8 GB Ram
Renditioner v3


November 26, 2013, 01:30:56 AM
#1
Hi Chas, the card is unlikely to be the problem, a more likely culprit is the coolant ability of the laptop itself.  There are a number of applications available to deal with cooling issues by modifying the temperature at which the fan(s) cut in and how long for.  Heat soak in a laptop is something that is not likely to be cured for laptops for quite a while.  My graphic card is a 1gig item but I have 16gig of ram, it is highly unlikely that renditioner will push your card anywhere near its ability.

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2010/03/18/nvidia-fixes-overheating-issue/1

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Chillblast PC
i-7 3.07ghz 64 bits system.
nvidia GeForce GTX 460 1gb Graphics Card.
16Gb Ram.
Win 7 64 bit.
Renditioner Pro v3 (2.3.81851-2.4.81818-8.3.80994)


November 27, 2013, 04:44:48 AM
#2
I spoke with tech support and yes you are right I need to get an external double fan cooling pad. Thanks for the response. Happy rendering!

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Dell XPS 17 Laptop
i7 Intel 2630 QM 2.00 GHZ
Windows 7, 64 Bit
NIVIDIA GE FORCE 550 M 3 GB
8 GB Ram
Renditioner v3