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System gets "Jerky" after it has been running for a while
« on: March 28, 2006, 02:42:36 PM »
Hello everybody, I am relatively new with the Mach 3 stuff but I have been very pleased with it so far. Recently we have been really using our machine a lot and we have noticed something strange. After running several programs in a row the system starts to pause between moves, instead of the nice smooth flowing motion we have come to expect it is behaving more like our old AH-HA system. I was wondering if anyone else had encountered this or if anyone had any suggestions as to what might be causing it?

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Mike
 
Re: System gets "Jerky" after it has been running for a while
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2006, 03:56:00 PM »
Check to be sure that you are not running other software at the same time. You can use Ctrl + Alt + Del to see what is running
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Re: System gets "Jerky" after it has been running for a while
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2006, 04:25:37 PM »
Nope, We run Our mach 3 on a Computer which is not Used for ANYTHING else. ALl it has is Mach 3.
Although of course there allways seem to be huge windows crap in the background, does anyone have a list of what we can "turn off" and or what we really should not?
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2006, 05:14:00 PM »
IS this XP or 2000?
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Re: System gets "Jerky" after it has been running for a while
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2006, 05:27:12 PM »
Win XP Pro

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Re: System gets "Jerky" after it has been running for a while
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2006, 02:57:58 PM »
I have noticed the exact same behavior. After an undetermined amount of time open, Mach3 becomes sluggish and jerky.

It seems as though it is a video problem as the special windows “effects” like the icons in the taskbar program icons sliding when apps close and the start menu item fade-ins and outs are very slow.

I have enabled most all of the advised settings in the optimization document to no avail.

The behavior affects all my other apps as well and does not clear up when restarting Mach3. It takes a reboot to clean it up.

I would be interested in any other processes or services that I could look for to clear the behavior up without rebooting. While this is troublesome behavior, it would be more tolerable if I could just kill a process or restart a service rather than rebooting.

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Re: System gets "Jerky" after it has been running for a while
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2006, 05:33:56 PM »
Hi,

have you done a Ctrl+Alt+Del to look at the running processes, look and see if one of them is taking all the processor time, or if you are running out of memory.

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Re: System gets "Jerky" after it has been running for a while
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2006, 07:31:04 PM »
Yes, no processes spiked and plenty of memory. This laptop has two Gigs of RAM. Is there only one worker process that loads with Mach3? I found the Mach3.exe in Task Manager, but was curious what other processes it might spawn. I wonder if there is a bug in the code that renders the work area view. Is it DirectX that you use Art? Is it possible there is a bug or leak in the 3D renderer?

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Re: System gets "Jerky" after it has been running for a while
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2006, 03:25:50 AM »
Hi,

could it be the speedstep technology stepping it down for some reason?

Graham
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