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Re: Mach4 PC/NB Min Spec
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2015, 09:17:15 AM »
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Re: Mach4 PC/NB Min Spec
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2015, 04:21:54 PM »
To all,
I am an experienced user of IT equipment.
Today I ran the same file on a Fast PC with a MSI GeForce GTX 970 with 4GB GPU.
Result after the file was loaded and the toolpath displayed the GPU went and stayed at 100% usage.
To me this confirms that there is an issue with the Mach4 Code and not the notebook.
I have made the Mach4 team aware of the issue.
By the way the Notebook is a HP 8710P and is not that slow.
Regards,
Mauri.

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Re: Mach4 PC/NB Min Spec
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2015, 05:10:39 PM »
then why can I run it fine on a below minum speck computer

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Re: Mach4 PC/NB Min Spec
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2015, 06:09:46 PM »
Mauri, what version of Mach4 are you using?
There was an issue in some earlier versions with CPU usage maxing out.

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Re: Mach4 PC/NB Min Spec
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2015, 06:14:50 PM »
Hi,
I am using V2703.
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Mauri.

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Re: Mach4 PC/NB Min Spec
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2015, 06:48:01 PM »
Hi,
File loading on a Fast PC even as big as 100MB is instant, and very quick even on low spec PC's/NB's I tested.
Generating the Toolpath is very slow (3.5+ times slower than Mach3), but does not have much GPU usage if any, until it has completed, then depending on the G-Code size 3 or 4 axis simultaneous or not, it will have high GPU usage up to 100%.
I have tried many G-Code files from large to small on this fast PC and depending on the files size it will reach 100% GPU usage.
On PC's without a video card is has less of an effect.
On running small jobs on mills and router tables, this mach4 version is not an issue and would not be seen.
Users performing large fine 3D engravings this is a major problem.

Mach3 with large 3D engraving files 3/4 axis even simultaneous on low spec machines is not an issue (3Ghz with 1 or 2 GB RAM and no video card). Even full display of the toolpath actually turning (4 axis) while cutting is not an issue.

The Mach4 program has some sort of continuous loop with the Toolpath generation once it has completed its install cycle.

Regards,
Mauri.


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Re: Mach4 PC/NB Min Spec
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2015, 07:17:10 PM »
Mauri last time I ran M4 on a below speck computer using a large 3D file 691 KB it was fine 45 min run time and that was with a 250 mb graphics card with no graphics card it`s still running fine that`s a machine running M4 no siming.

when I tried M4 on my gaming laptop it was just as good, a half dead laptop it was fine, A acer pc it would not run and it was above minimum speck this is all connected to a machine and this computer ran M3 like a dog, all my other computer`s I tryed M3 or M4 with no problems.

why is this you ask they are not regular pc or work stations they are gameing computer`s why do I use gaming computer better than a regular pc/laptop cheaper and faster than a work station pc/laptop.

my main computer is a gaming laptop that run rings around faster and newer work station laptop with the same specks at $3000 less than a work station computer