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Offline Davek0974

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UC100 and PC specs
« on: March 02, 2016, 04:38:12 AM »
Am i right believing that if I'm using a UC100 motion controller that I could use a slightly lower power pc to run Mach3??

Also, with a UC100, do i still need the parallel port configured in settings??

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Re: UC100 and PC specs
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2016, 04:48:41 AM »
Am i right believing that if I'm using a UC100 motion controller that I could use a slightly lower power pc to run Mach3??

Bit of a vague question really Dave. How about "yes" - does that help?

Also, with a UC100, do i still need the parallel port configured in settings??

Again - a bit vague. You don't need and therefore wouldn't load the PP driver - but you'd still need to set ports n pins etc.

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Re: UC100 and PC specs
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2016, 05:34:45 AM »
Apologies, I have a spare 500Mhz pentium 3 running XP and seems happy with Mach3 on it and the UC100 but not able to test on hardware yet.

Would be handy to use the PC.

I was wondering about the parallel port "enabled" check box - i guess its ok to disable as i am not using it.
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Re: UC100 and PC specs
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2016, 07:09:41 AM »
I would not try to run Mach3 on a 500Mhz PC.
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Re: UC100 and PC specs
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2016, 07:26:30 AM »
Is that due to hidden problems ?

i.e. it loads and simulates runs perfectly ok it seems, but of course, the output is not physically connected to anything yet.
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Re: UC100 and PC specs
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2016, 08:29:47 AM »
Load a large 3D toolpath and see what it does.
The problem, is that you won't know if there's a problem with it until it ruins your parts.
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Re: UC100 and PC specs
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2016, 09:14:37 AM »
Ok, thanks for the heads-up.

Will bin the POS and drag out the reserve PC :)
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