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Postby johnwn » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:55 pm

I have to buy a more powerfull computer that will keep up with a Mach 3 tool path. my existing tower runs out off data. can anyone recommend a good one? Windows 10 seems to be installed on all the new computers. does this work fine? I no mine is 64 bit but old. Thanks
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Re: best computer

Postby martin54 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:09 am

What spec is your old computer ? You shouldn't really be having a problem with mach3 files, they don't require a particularly high spec machine :lol: :lol:
Are you sure your not using the demo version of mach3 which will only read 500 lines of code.
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Re: best computer

Postby ger21 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:06 am

my existing tower runs out off data.


Sounds like a connection issue with your motion controller.
I'm running Mach3 on a 1Ghz Pentium III, and don't have any problems with it.
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Re: best computer

Postby johnwn » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:33 am

older and refurbished and had to put in a larger video card. windows 7 with 4 ram. every so often cnc stop with message that smooth stepper ran out of data. mach 3 is full license and tried different lines look ahead settings and hertz settings. thanks for helping!
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Re: best computer

Postby ger21 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:13 am

That's a Smoothstepper issue, not a PC issue. A new PC won't likely help.
You might want to ask on the Warp9 forum, and see what they have to say.
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Re: best computer

Postby plcamp » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:12 pm

Your computer is more than sufficient to run Mach3. Unplug all connections and re-seat them to make sure you have good electrical contact. If your problem persists follow ger21's suggestion and contact the manufacturer.
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Re: best computer

Postby TReischl » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:17 pm

definitely a smooth stepper issue.
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Re: best computer

Postby johnwn » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:22 pm

ok i will try and thanks everyone! :)
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