Just for everyone’s information: It was suggested that I try the nVidia
GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics card, preferably a 2 fan model (Asus/MSI).
This card dissipates 150 W of power and requires a 400 W system power
The power supply in my computer is 300 W.
Upon further investigation, I found the nVidia MSI GeForce GTX 1050
DirectX 12 GTX 1050 2G OC 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP
Ready ATX Video Card
dissipates 75 W.
This card requires a system power supply of 300 W, which is perfect for
me. The purchase of a larger replacement supply will not be required.
The cost for the new graphics card, after tax and shipping, is $138.95.
The big question:
Will the GTX 1050
have sufficient memory to solve the “crash upon save” problem with
Incidentally, SketchUp 2017 was uninstalled a couple of weeks ago when
it continually crashed while saving. I was totally frustrated and angry
that I had installed the new SketchUp and it did not work. I had no clue
as to why not.
The utility “SketchUp 2017 Checkup” was a great help. If customers run
that simple, little, utility BEFORE SketchUp 2017 is installed, at least
they would have some idea of where to look if things go wrong. If
customers do that, would save a lot of trouble and wasted time for
SketchUp 2017 customers, Trimbol’s customer service department, and
members of this Forum.
I am still concerned that SketchUp 2017 may not work, even installing
this new graphics card. It is unclear exactly how the dedicated graphics
memory and the shared system memory sections are partitioned in this
card. If the dedicated graphics memory does not meet "SketchUp 2017’s"
1024 MB, suggested minimum, I may still have a software crash problem
when saving. If anyone can determine if GeForce GTX 1050 dedicated
graphics memory is less than the 1024 MB, could this memory be increased?