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Does computer spec. affect output?
« on: December 04, 2009, 01:59:39 PM »
Hello,

I am running Mach3 on a computer that is, frankly, below spec.  My question is - does the spec. of the computer affect more than the speed - does it affect the quality off the router? I noticed a few tool marks on a some recent 3d output, and wonder if bringing the computer up to spec. would likely improve this?

Thanks in advance!

Re: Does computer spec. affect output?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2009, 04:20:15 PM »
How much below spec?

Ed
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Re: Does computer spec. affect output?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2009, 06:00:35 PM »
Pentium III 800mhz running Windows 2000. 256mb ram.
Re: Does computer spec. affect output?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2009, 07:03:23 PM »
Try a little more ram,  It should have enough on the cpu. Some are running below specs with no problems.

Ed
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Re: Does computer spec. affect output?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2009, 11:16:05 PM »
My rule of thumb with computers is if the CPU is below spec, then run as much ram as you can.

Let us know if the extra ram works.
If you have to buy ram for an older machine it might just be worth the extra cash to pickup a used computer for the same price.
You can get a 1 GHz or better computer with 512 ram for ~$100. Check with your local computer reseller or Ebay.

Mike
We never have the time or money to do it right the first time, but we somehow manage to do it twice and then spend the money to get it right.