Sierra, graphics card, apple, new 2017 license, new two year maintenance contract - no sketchup 2017


I have now lost 3 days - please advise…anyone.

I was advised that my NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M 1024 MB was compatible with SU 2017. £250.00 down. I am so cross I could scream.
This should be straight forward !!!


Run the utility program: “SketchUp 2017 Checkup” It will give you a clue as to why your system fails. I do not understand why you were not advised of this utility in the first place. I found it by accident.
I see the power dissipation for this card is about 37 W idle, 136 W CPU Max. Are you running on a Mac laptop computer? Are you overclocking? If you are, power dissipation nearly doubles. The big question: What is the maximum power your power supply can put out? See my last post for greater details.

What may happen if your PSU can’t cope with the load:

  • bad 3D performance

  • crashing games

  • spontaneous reset or imminent shutdown of the PC

  • freezing during gameplay

  • PSU overload can cause it to break down

You may have a “whiz-bang” graphics card, but if your power supply can’t handle maximum load, the entire system will likely fail. The maximum power capacity, of your power supply, is more important than your graphics card capability. If your graphics card is starved for power, it will not work properly, neither will the rest of the system.


His profile says he’s on a Mac! Checkup is Windows only.


MIne is NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB on Sierra 10.12.2 Beta. 3 days of what not working?


Thank you all for your replies. I will speak to the reseller tomorrow.

I have calmed down a bit…! Apologies for the rant.

I will let you know my progress.

Thank you once again.




I think, but I may be wrong, that Sierra is your main problem here. See if you can roll back to the latest previous release of the OSX OS.


you maybe should elaborate what exactly is the problem… which would helping you greatly improve.


Hello everyone,

Thank you for all the responses.

I am up and running now YAY!!




That’s good. What was the problem? Your fix might help someone else.