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Offline nobby

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so I need 'at most' an windows 7 computer running 32 bit ?
« on: June 15, 2013, 03:33:35 PM »
?
can use one of those little dell things, with the small boxes that have a serial port.

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Re: so I need 'at most' an windows 7 computer running 32 bit ?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2013, 06:10:32 PM »
No - parallel only unless you use a external motion control like
smooth stepper.
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Re: so I need 'at most' an windows 7 computer running 32 bit ?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2013, 06:14:59 PM »
thats what I meant parallel
i think

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Re: so I need 'at most' an windows 7 computer running 32 bit ?
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2013, 08:22:25 PM »
You have to watch the serial ports now on laptops and some desktops as the serial port is emulated now and not a traditional port and most all laptops are emulated serial ports.  The trend is moving toward smooth steppers as parallel ports are not always supplied on all motherboards anymore.   I would stick with 32 bit of XP, Vista or 7 as they have been used but it seems XP is the flavor.   
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Re: so I need 'at most' an windows 7 computer running 32 bit ?
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2013, 10:50:21 PM »
All I can say is I tried 2 computers until I had one that worked with Mach3 and both computers are the exact make and model of Dell.  Others here have never had a problem.  Sorry I can not be more help but if you have a computer to test it with go for it but to purchase one I would say it is a 80 20 shot with lean more toward the 80. 
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