Computer power vs. MK3 performance specifics.

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Computer power vs. MK3 performance specifics.

Postby John at the Falls » 13 Jan 2016, 12:00

How much difference does the computer make in the performance of the MK3 controller?
Would appreciate specifics.
Do the steps slow down?
Does the MK3 just stop until the computer catches up?
Does I/O stop?
Do steps get missed?

My intention was to dedicate a laptop solely to the MK3 controller but that was my LinuxCNC mindset.

Flash and internet browsing are big choke points, otherwise a 10 year old Pentium can run everything I need.

My computer choices are:
1.6 Ghz Pentium 3GB RAM
1.6 Ghz Dual Core, 2 GB RAM
2.2 Ghz Dual Core, 4 GB RAM
2.4 GHZ Quad Core i5, 4 GB RAM

I have an addiction to off lease Lenovo Thinkpads from eBay
Thank You for your thoughts.
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Re: Computer power vs. MK3 performance specifics.

Postby Support » 14 Jan 2016, 10:50

Rule of thumb:
If your Windows OS installed to your computer work or perform slow, bad then also our software wil work slow/bad and vice-versa.

But i think that you should choose a computer that you feel confident that would be up to the task.

Here are minimum requirements:

Minimum system requirements:
• 1 GHz or faster processor
• 512MB RAM
• 500 MB available hard disk space
• Graphics with OpenGL support
• USB 2.0 port
• .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

Recommended system requirements:
• 2 GHz or faster processor
• 2GB RAM
• 500 MB available hard disk space
• Graphics with OpenGL support
• USB 2.0 port
• .NET Framework 3.5 SP1


Slow computer would result in bad USB communication, controllers buffer would be empty etc...
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Re: Computer power vs. MK3 performance specifics.

Postby John at the Falls » 14 Jan 2016, 12:00

So it appears that if I have an old Pentium running at 1 Ghz but do not have it loaded down Adobe products and other resource hogs, I should get good results.

I will be using the Mk3 board with the Ethernet connection.
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Re: Computer power vs. MK3 performance specifics.

Postby Support » 15 Jan 2016, 12:06

From experiences I recommend that you do not use the bare minimum performance computer.
You need to have "your head above the water" :)
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Re: Computer power vs. MK3 performance specifics.

Postby magiichat » 26 Feb 2016, 20:10

What do you think of running on something like this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6883722001

Its not up to the 2ghz mark, but it is a quad core.
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Re: Computer power vs. MK3 performance specifics.

Postby gorenc2 » 29 Feb 2016, 14:46

with this VOYO Smart Mini PC Intel Bay Trail-T CR Z3735 Windows 8.1 Quad Core vork vell!
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Computer power vs MK3 performance specifics

Postby Mikako » 13 Mar 2016, 13:46

Im not down with the fancy words but Im assuming Tesla wireless power is a bumkin idea?
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