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Re: Mach3 problem with new cnc
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2011, 04:16:20 PM »
Tweakie, running the machine slower than it can is avoiding the problem.. not solving it... :)


As for the driver test... I don't quite understand how to ready the result?  What's consider good and what's consider bad, what are you suppose to look for in the test?

Re: Mach3 problem with new cnc
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2011, 04:54:12 PM »
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Anyone else have any views on the future for Mach (except that version 4 will solve everything) ??

Tweakie.

Mach will just get better as time goes on. Any software as complicated and multi-faceted as Mach, takes a long time to sort out. As I understand, Brian is a re-organizing the entire program into a better structured format, with fewer inherent problems. I am sure he has a few new goodies as well! ::)

 However, v.4  will not resolve hardware problems.

The parallel port is really old technology in this fast changing world of computers. Ethernet is the new fast communication link, and is on every new computer today, and should be a consideration when building a new system.

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Re: Mach3 problem with new cnc
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2011, 06:48:37 PM »
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As for the driver test... I don't quite understand how to ready the result?  What's consider good and what's consider bad, what are you suppose to look for in the test?

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Re: Mach3 problem with new cnc
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2011, 04:31:36 AM »
Hi

Give this a shot...
http://www.keyshot.com/

Download the trial of keyshot, install it and run it while you do the drivertest / mach, see if it solves the problem. You don't actually have to do anything in keyshot, as long as it is running.

If I have Keyshot running the drivertest flatlines at 100Khz, when I close it it is all over the place... maybe it works for you? It would be interesting if it does, it would point to a software solution.
Re: Mach3 problem with new cnc
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2011, 05:12:31 AM »
EDIT: Post removed.

Try keyshot even on a single cpu/core system.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2011, 05:24:18 AM by jrobson »
Re: Mach3 problem with new cnc
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2011, 10:17:46 AM »
I gave up!

I fixed my other PC, full size tower.  2.4ghz, 1.3gb ram, 128mb graphic... and it work great.  I was able to run 35,000hz or even higher.... Was able to run maximum speed without losing position. 

I am now positive it's the power supply, as adding more hardware made the problem worse.

:)


Re: Mach3 problem with new cnc
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2011, 06:20:44 PM »
Hi jimmyaz

Glad you got back up and running again. Some computers are just junk for running Mach 3. I thought about a new computer to run Mach 3. Then saw the prices and still there was no guarantee that Mach 3 would work. That's why I went with old technology and a proven brand of computer used by many Mach 3 users. Happy chips.

Eric
Re: Mach3 problem with new cnc
« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2011, 10:26:02 PM »
Well, with the working comp... I was able to do this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndHjIDd15Gg

I am hoping the new Spindle would fix the noise issue of the router, as you can hear in the video... :)
« Last Edit: June 06, 2011, 10:28:12 PM by jimmyaz »