Mealea Ying

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Getting a new laptop and need some advice.... please Aug. 26, 2017, 8:08 a.m.

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I don't understand how Windows can kill your laptop, it still turns on…right?

My current laptop has (had)two video cards built into it, an Intel HD 4000 for low power stuff and an Nvidia Geforce GT650m for things like Houdini. During the creators update, which happened while I was not home,windows crashed (I was rendering stuff) and took out most of the drivers for my peripherals. The Nvidia card does not work at all any more (and installing and uninstalling drivers didn't help) and the computer it self simply stops doing anything for long periods of time. Its dying. If you happen to know how to fix this: “Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)” I would be thrilled, but I'm still getting a new computer.
As far as linux goes, the other software I use doesn't run under Linux, and the reason I need a laptop, while completely irrelevant to my question, is that I use it in more than one place. One of which is on my boat. I dont see lugging a desktop machine around as an alternative to getting a new laptop.
I do love Linux, its just not compatible with the stuff I use, I wish it was.

Getting a new laptop and need some advice.... please Aug. 25, 2017, 6:13 p.m.

Hi everyone!

I need to get a new laptop and I am looking at this:
ASUS GL753VE-DS74
I am new to Houdini but was loving it intensely until Windows 10 killed my current laptop.
I work with ZBrush, KeyShot, Blender and a bunch of other stuff, but what I need to know is if this laptop would be good for running Houdini, its price is at the high end of what I can do (I was not expecting my operating system to kill my hardware!), but I can upgrade the ram (I think) to 32gb.
Im not into gaming, but it looks like this would be great for 3D work. Especially Houdini and stuff that likes a good GPU.
Any opinions?

Thanks, and Cheers!
Mealea Ying