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Trouble with Mach2
« on: December 26, 2005, 10:30:52 AM »

I recently bought Mach2 to control a CNC router. The computer I'm trying to use has the following specs:

300MHz AMD-K6 processor
BIOS: Phoenix 6.00 29/06/1998
Windows XP Professional (yes, it actually runs WinXP!)

I managed to get the software kind-of running by using the driver with no APIC. However, after the Mach2 splash screen, the program just hangs. Sometimes it gets to the main control screen but all the LED's are lit up and the thing hangs.

Any suggestions please? Or is it just because I'm trying to run it on a stone-age machine?

Many thanks,

Lindsay Wilson
Re: Trouble with Mach2
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2005, 12:09:16 PM »
I have never got a 300MHz to run Mach3.... I would look at getting something about 1 GHz to run the machine. We have been getting them for about 400.00 with out a monitor.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Trouble with Mach2
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2005, 10:35:34 AM »
Check out E-Bay. I just got a 1.3 gig for $159 as a Buy it Now

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