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low memory cause intermittant license issues?
« on: March 13, 2013, 12:04:38 PM »
Hello Forum,

I have been running an 1.7 ghz XP based system for years with version 1.83 of Mach3. I have had no trouble until this past weekend. I have a two sided part I was routing. I turned the part over, reset home and loaded the gcode. I didnt pay too much attention to the toolpath display. The router stopped mid-stream and when I checked the toolpath display, I noticed it stopped on line 500. Why was it in demo mode. The license info was at the top of the screen. I rebooted, and this time it loaded the entire gcode in the display, however, when I scrolled through the code, it stopped at line 500. I tried several different codes with the same result. Once in a while it will load the entire code. I am stumped. This is a standalone machine with no internet connection and nothing has been changed. I do only have 256mb of ram, which is the only thing that might be marginal, but it has run for years. Any ideas?

Thank you,

Wayja

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Re: low memory cause intermittant license issues?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 12:31:24 PM »
Have you recently updated Mach?
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Re: low memory cause intermittant license issues?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2013, 09:50:22 PM »
Hi Hood,

I have not recently updated Mach as 1.83 has been working for me.

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Re: low memory cause intermittant license issues?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2013, 10:26:46 PM »
I just transferred the license to another machine with Windows 7 and it runs fine. Anybody have any ideas?

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Re: low memory cause intermittant license issues?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2013, 03:47:05 AM »
Can you attach your xml and I will see if there is a problem with it.
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Re: low memory cause intermittant license issues?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2013, 08:35:25 PM »
Hood, Here is the .xml I am currently using. Thank you for your help.

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Re: low memory cause intermittant license issues?
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013, 04:19:39 AM »
Dont see an issue with the xml.
On the Win7 computer I presume you are using a newer version of Mach?
You could try reinstalling  1.83 on the  original computer and see if that helps.
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Re: low memory cause intermittant license issues?
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2013, 08:20:02 PM »
It could be you were having a MEMORY chip problem.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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Re: low memory cause intermittant license issues?
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2013, 10:17:01 PM »
Thank you. I will be running a memtest tonite and then reload mach3. Stay tuned.

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Re: low memory cause intermittant license issues?
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2013, 06:05:53 PM »
I was unable to find a consistent cause of my problem. I changed from keygrabber to joytokey and have had far less issues with the system, although not entirely gone. I am planning on a computer upgrade in the near future utilizing a newer version of Mach3 and Windows7. Thank you for all your help.