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This motherboard is suitable for working with mach3?
« on: August 24, 2010, 10:55:25 PM »
Hi, i´m thinking buy a PC with these features:

Motherboard: Foxion G100
CPU: AMD Athlon x2 3ghz
RAM: 1GB
HD: 160GB
LCD 15.6'' Samsung
Video card: 512Mb Nvidia
with port LPT inside

It meets or exceeds the characteristics required by the match but i want to make sure before buy, if any of you have used and if the motherboard or the CPU does not give problems.

Renato

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Re: This motherboard is suitable for working with mach3?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010, 06:52:41 AM »
Renato,

I can't remember if it was Rich or Gerry who had the brilliant idea.

Take a copy of Mach on CD when you go to buy the computer and explain you concerns to the seller. If the computer will run the 'Mach Driver Test' you buy it if it doesn't then you don't.

Tweakie.
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Re: This motherboard is suitable for working with mach3?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2010, 11:03:20 AM »
Not me
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Re: This motherboard is suitable for working with mach3?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2010, 12:39:22 PM »
I didn't try out Mach ( darn good idea though ) as i got a "unconditional guarentee" that the PC would work.
That guarentee was, that they would replaced and try different part combinations until i was satisfied and at no cost to me.
So if they replaced the motherboard with a more expensive one, i would only pay motherboard cost difference.

RICH

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Re: This motherboard is suitable for working with mach3?
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2010, 06:36:23 AM »
If you are not married to AMD, you could use the ASUS P5G41-M LX2 motherboard. I just did a budget build with one of these and it is working fine with Mach. Intel E6500 processor and Roswill PCI dual parallel port