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I'm total Blender newbie, trying to get Blender 2.91.0 to run on my Lenovo Thinkpad E520 Edge (bought at the end of 2012). I just made clean install of Windows 10 (Home 64 bit) after replacing Lenovo's original Toshiba HDD with brand new Crucial MX500 500Gb SSD.

Other hardware specs of my computer:

CPU

Intel Core i5 2450M @ 2.50GHz Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology

RAM

4,00GB Single-Channel DDR3 (9-9-9-24)

Motherboard

LENOVO 1143GVG (CPU)

Graphics

Generic PnP Monitor (1366x768@60Hz) Intel HD Graphics 3000 (Lenovo) 2048MB ATI AMD Radeon 6600M and 6700M Series (Lenovo) CrossFire Disabled

Storage

465GB Crucial CT500MX500SSD1 (SATA (SSD))

Optical Drives

HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT50N

After double clicking Blender icon on Windows desktop, Blender shows this information and stops:

Error : EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION Address : 0x000000006E7F241B Module : atio6axx.dll Thread : 00001744 Writing: C:\Users*XXXX*\AppData\Local\Temp\blender.crash.txt

I have installed Lenovo System Update -software, but it found hardly any drivers to update. Is my computer totally outdated to run latest Blender even for simple modeling tasks? If I understand right my Lenovo is equipped with Intel HD Graphics 3000 AND ATI AMD Radeon 6600M and 6700M series GPUs. On Lenovo forums I found info that Lenovo has not updated their hybrid drivers for these GPUs for years. How ever Speccy-software tells that Radeon GPU should support OpenGL 4.2.

I have not installed Python, if that has something to do with my startup problem.

Thanks for your advice.

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    $\begingroup$ I guess that's no Blender problem but more a hardware problem. My old laptop won't open 2.91 either, I have to stick to 2.90 - but maybe someone knows some trick to make it work. $\endgroup$ – Gordon Brinkmann Dec 21 '20 at 10:51

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