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Offline tivoi

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PC hardware for mach
« on: January 25, 2008, 09:45:40 AM »
this PC can good using for mach?

P3 800

SDRam 128

Hdd 10GB

CDrom

VGA (DVI)– Sound – Lan On
Re: PC hardware for mach
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2008, 02:45:12 PM »
I would say no,  but it might just be barely enough and not very reliable.  Make sure to use a video card and not on board video.

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Re: PC hardware for mach
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2008, 03:10:59 PM »
Needs to be able to run XP reliably, I would think it would work but needs more memory than that, double that and you would be ok I would think.
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Re: PC hardware for mach
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2008, 04:45:45 PM »
Speaking from experience with a P800, no it will not work reliably.  I have been trying to tweak my P800 to run it for a month now and it just won't do so reliably.  It is so close but just not there.  The motors run at 6000 steps per inch and 40 inches a minute but one axis, usualy the X axis misses steps every few seconds.  Most of the time it will keep moving, but other times it would stall. Luckily, when it stalled, the router was always moving away from the part I was cutting so I was able to go back and pick up where I left off.

Hope this helps,

M3ocd

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Re: PC hardware for mach
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2008, 07:48:28 PM »
thanks for your help .

and how about harware?

Dell Mini GX150

Cpu P3 1G (S/p Tulatin)

Ram 256MB

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Re: PC hardware for mach
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2008, 07:53:03 PM »
and more

FUJITSU P4 1.6g, 256M SDRAM
Re: PC hardware for mach
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2008, 09:03:33 PM »
I am using  p3 566 computers to run mach3, one on each of my lathes  and other than having to upgrade to more memory on one of thm I have not had a single problem. Both have XP loaded and work wonderfully

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Re: PC hardware for mach
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2008, 02:18:10 AM »
thanks panacea, i have p3 450mhz but it too slowly when run mach3

i was bought fujitsu FMV 7000FL2
P4 1,7G ram 256/133. vga 16m ( ati readone) it work well. thanks helping.:)
Re: PC hardware for mach
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2008, 12:45:12 PM »
Make sure to use a video card and not on board video.

Does this hold true for the newer faster computers?

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Re: PC hardware for mach
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2008, 06:26:44 PM »
Some onboard video works fine, its just a case of try it and see.
Hood