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Offline Ski

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Mach 2 computer crashes or freeze........
« on: August 24, 2011, 01:31:59 PM »
Help, I am an old Mach 2 user..  just downloaded the Mach 2 in a Dell Desktop since my last shop computer hard drive gave up the ghost.  Now my new computer is freezing and acrtually cutting off while using the newly downloaded Mach 2.   I use Corel Draw and Vcarve Pro 5.5 with the Mach 2.  Can anyone tell me WHY is this happening?

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Re: Mach 2 computer crashes or freeze........
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2011, 08:11:47 AM »
Could it be that your new computer has 'on-board' graphics and this is hogging the processor time ??

Try disabling the toolpath display (diagnostics window) and see if this makes any difference.

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Re: Mach 2 computer crashes or freeze........
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2011, 11:08:01 AM »
Help, I am an old Mach 2 user..  just downloaded the Mach 2 in a Dell Desktop since my last shop computer hard drive gave up the ghost.  


Unfortunately it's "hit or miss" with laptops and that's why they're not supported by Artsoft.  :'(

Also, have you tried the Optimization tips for setting up Mach 3?

http://www.machsupport.com/downloads/XP_Optimization.txt

Dave
« Last Edit: August 25, 2011, 11:10:12 AM by budman68 »
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