Hello Guest it is October 24, 2020, 05:20:55 AM

Author Topic: switched PC now the motors stutter  (Read 1265 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline bpimm

*
  •  22 22
    • View Profile
switched PC now the motors stutter
« on: August 16, 2018, 04:29:35 PM »
The PC that has been driving my CNC mill for the last 4-5 years just died so I put together another one and put a fresh copy of windows 7 32bit installed Mach3, then copied over the xml and license file. The problem is when I jog the motors all 3 axis are stuttering, not running smooth. What should I be looking for?

I compared the .xml's from the old machine to the new machine after it was running and came up with a few differences, I'll attach a photo of the list and the .xml's.

Thanks for any help.
Brian

Offline ger21

*
  • *
  •  6,286 6,286
    • View Profile
    • The CNC Woodworker
Re: switched PC now the motors stutter
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2018, 09:57:43 PM »
run the drivertest and see if the pule rate is stable
Gerry

2010 Screenset
http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

Offline bpimm

*
  •  22 22
    • View Profile
Re: switched PC now the motors stutter
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2018, 11:08:25 AM »
Driver test wont run, click on the icon and nothing happens.

I have reloaded mach and the driver after uninstalling them and still no joy. I downloaded the install file again and reloaded still nothing. any ideas on getting the driver test to run?

BTW I hate computers!  lol

Offline ger21

*
  • *
  •  6,286 6,286
    • View Profile
    • The CNC Woodworker
Re: switched PC now the motors stutter
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2018, 11:27:44 AM »
Are you using the parallel port?
Gerry

2010 Screenset
http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

Offline bpimm

*
  •  22 22
    • View Profile
Re: switched PC now the motors stutter
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2018, 11:29:45 AM »
Yes, parallel port directly to G540.

Offline ger21

*
  • *
  •  6,286 6,286
    • View Profile
    • The CNC Woodworker
Re: switched PC now the motors stutter
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2018, 11:34:52 AM »
It shouldn't be moving at all of the drivertest doesn't run.
Gerry

2010 Screenset
http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

Offline bpimm

*
  •  22 22
    • View Profile
Re: switched PC now the motors stutter
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2018, 11:36:22 AM »
Ok... now what...

Offline bpimm

*
  •  22 22
    • View Profile
Re: switched PC now the motors stutter
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2018, 11:55:31 AM »
Here are the XML's and the difference list

Offline ger21

*
  • *
  •  6,286 6,286
    • View Profile
    • The CNC Woodworker
Re: switched PC now the motors stutter
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2018, 12:13:30 PM »
Has nothing to do with the .xml files. You need to get the drivertest running properly, or Mach3 won't run properly, as the driver IS Mach3.
Gerry

2010 Screenset
http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

Offline bpimm

*
  •  22 22
    • View Profile
Re: switched PC now the motors stutter
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2018, 12:15:24 PM »
I right clicked on the driver test icon and did run as administrator and it ran, Pulses to fast, pulses to slow and system stable all in the same test. Now I'm trying to find documentation on the driver test so I know what I'm looking at.