Solution to recent Dell XPS slowdowns running NX

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 14:13 -- rigby

A recent driver update to the NVIDIA GeForce graphics card in MCP Dell XPS systems may cause significant slowdowns when running  Siemens NX.


Until NVIDIA releases a new update that remedies this, we recommend you change the settings in NX to utilize integrated graphics:

From the NX shortcut on the desktop, right-click on the shortcut and choose " Run with graphics processor", and click "Integrated graphics."

Or, from  "Search Windows", type NX, and then right-click on  the NX result, click "Open File Location", then right-click on any NX shortcuts shown and choose " Run with graphics processor", and click "Integrated graphics."


To permanently change the default graphics adapter for NX:

  * Choose Run with graphics processor -> Change default graphics processor...

  * Next to "Select a program to customize," choose NX, or if NX is not listed, click "Add" and select NX.

  * Under "Select the preferred graphics processor for this program" choose "Integrated graphics"

If the "Run with graphics processor" option is unavailable, right-click anywhere on the desktop and launch the NVIDIA Control Panel. Choose "Manage 3D settings" from the left panel, and follow the instructions above for permanently changing the default graphics adapter.


If you continue to have difficulty, please contact the VCC Helpdesk.