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Best computer to run Mach
« on: April 05, 2006, 12:00:53 AM »
Hi all,

I am about to get Mach 3 (or 4?) running on my new engraver (see other post on Hermes Vanguard).

What is the best computer carateristics to run Mach 3/4?

Thanks,

Pierre
Re: Best computer to run Mach
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2006, 10:18:08 AM »
Some thing that is not on board video and a single processor. 1.5Ghz Min with 512 ram should last for many upgrades..
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Re: Best computer to run Mach
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2006, 12:21:06 AM »
Thanks, Brian.

Can we use AMD and Intel processor?

For HT (virtual dual processor), do we need to disable it?

Can we just disable the on-board video board and use an add-on?

For the parallel port, can we use PCI parallel port?

Thanks,

Pierre
Re: Best computer to run Mach
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2006, 06:30:30 AM »
Thanks, Brian.

Can we use AMD and Intel processor?

For HT (virtual dual processor), do we need to disable it?

Can we just disable the on-board video board and use an add-on?

For the parallel port, can we use PCI parallel port?

Thanks,

Pierre
I have an AMD here running... and I have an intel running it at work.
Some have to disable the HT but I have nt had a problem...
Yea The on board video should be okay if you disable it (I have that on this system)
PCI Pport cards work great!

Hope that helps
Brian
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Re: Best computer to run Mach
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2006, 02:01:41 PM »
What's wrong with on-board video?  I have 2 systems one AMD and one Intel both have onboard video and both seem to work fine.  I'm not actually running a machine yet both both have cut virtual roadrunners.
Re: Best computer to run Mach
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2006, 07:23:37 AM »
it is a problem IF the video shares the RAM of the computer... I have onboard running here to but I have seen some that will not too...
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Re: Best computer to run Mach
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2006, 11:04:06 AM »
Same here, I have had 2 systems (one that I am still using) that are running onboard video WITH shared ram.


Jon
Re: Best computer to run Mach
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2006, 02:45:59 PM »
I can tell you for certain that my old AMD N-force 2 integrated video (shared ram with system) works just fine.  My Intel system is an old socket 370 celeron system industrial PC - I think it has it's own ram for video.