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what parallel board works with win 7
« on: January 25, 2014, 05:48:09 PM »
Anybody have a card working with Windows 7?  I know if you don't have the right card, you can't do the proper functions on it to have Mach 3 work.

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Re: what parallel board works with win 7
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014, 06:02:48 PM »
If you are meaning W7 64Bit then you can not use the parallel port as the driver is only for 32bit OS's.
For a 64bit OS you will need an external controller.
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Re: what parallel board works with win 7
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014, 08:04:34 PM »
And a good controller would be...
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Re: what parallel board works with win 7
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2014, 08:13:27 PM »
All depends what you want from a controller.
For me I use servos on fairly big machines, I want 24v I/O and lots of them, if Step/Dir I want differential, I want analogue I/O etc etc so the CSMIO/IP-S or IP-A are what I would choose.

Lots of other controllers about theough, SmoothStepper, Kflop, PoKeys, UC100/300, DSPMC etc etc, but as said it all depends on what you want as some are perfect for small machines with steppers where others are beter for servo machines.
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Re: what parallel board works with win 7
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2014, 08:59:35 PM »
Hi Jay,
I'm running Win 7 64 bit with a UC100 USB controller on my laser machine.  Never any problems. 
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Re: what parallel board works with win 7
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2014, 12:00:07 PM »
Hi John, That's what I'm running also, and I haven't had any problems until I tried to split out some of the signals.  Now my Gecko goes spastic sometimes.  I was just trying to eliminate some electronics in the line.  I am so close with this, I can taste it... well smell it anyway ;)
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Re: what parallel board works with win 7
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2014, 02:45:25 PM »
Keeping my fingers crossed for you.
John