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pny nvidia quadro fx1500 best driver for autocad civil 3d

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we just purchased pny nvidia quadro fx1500 new for autocad civil 3d 2008.  the zooming is lagging.  please help, our engineer has a big project to finish. :(

1. do I just get the latest certified driver from pny or straight from nvidia website?
2. should we get fx1700 instead?
3. pny does not have a lot of help or I could not find it.
4. it is our 3rd card of different kinds that we try.  we are in a budget of $400-500.
5. any suggestion will be extremely appreciative.  
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Do you have Open GL turn on under display options?
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yes, we did turn on GL.

anyone knows which one is better: quadro fx1500 or quadro fx1700?
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If you haven't read the User Manual, I would suggest seriously taking note of some things in it.
These cards have so many options for 3D Cad users that you don't just plug and play them.
http://www2.pny.com/support/media//Files%5C9c1f4fa4-a33b-4350-b9bc-b3742ddb136f/usermanualQuadro_v1.pdf

This is the latest Quadro driver for XP:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_162.65.html
There's an "Installation Hints" on that page that's a good thing to read as well.
I would always stay up to date on these drivers.  They don't release new ones very often.  They have started releasing drivers specific to their new cards only so that there is no since in updating if you have an old card just because a new model comes out.  So staying up to date is important.

Finally, this is the Certified Hardware List for Autodesk.  You must check it before installing a new card:
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/hc?siteID=123112&id=6711853

We are using the FX1500 on 3 of our machines with no problems, with Inventor Series 08.  

Hopefully you can get resolved quickly.

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