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    question for you techno guys

    I have an older "e machine" that was my wives desk top before I upgraded her machine and am thinking of using it for a dedicated shop NC computer so you guys running these system is the machine sufficient to get the job done. Specs are as follows Intel 352 processor, running at 3.2 G htz. It's got 512 Meg ram and a 1/2 gig hard drive.Presently it has windows XP. The machine will be dedicated to whatever I end up building.

    Also I am thinking of going totally out of the windows realm and setting this machine up perhaps with Linux.Of course that means I will have to learn linux but oh what the heck in for a penny in for a pound as they say.
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    Shop nc? Also, what is the motherboard brand/model number? I had one with similar specs that i just upgraded to a duo core with 4gb of ram for about $25

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    I ran my CNC on Win98se with an older computer. Not a problem. Mach3 and CNC's really don't need much computer to run them.

    My Larken 2424 Camtool is currently running on a computer with XP much like you have there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Shop nc? Also, what is the motherboard brand/model number? I had one with similar specs that i just upgraded to a duo core with 4gb of ram for about $25

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    Darren I am presently working on putting together the parts necessary to build a large 12"x10"x10" 3 D printer.It will need to run in 3 axis just like your CNC routers. There are 7 different ways to do 3 D printing the way I am using is called FDM or fused deposition modeling and is pretty straight forward and doesn't require a high powered laser or any such. You just need a 3 axis platform extruder to extrude the material instead of a router. Instead of cutting away mater you put material back.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    I'd say boost the memory up a tad, toss in an SSD hard drive, maybe get a faster processor and install Linux Mint.

    I'm loving Mint right now. I've got mine installed on a 256gb SSD Drive. Boots up fast and runs great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    Darren I am presently working on putting together the parts necessary to build a large 12"x10"x10" 3 D printer.It will need to run in 3 axis just like your CNC routers. There are 7 different ways to do 3 D printing the way I am using is called FDM or fused deposition modeling and is pretty straight forward and doesn't require a high powered laser or any such. You just need a 3 axis platform extruder to extrude the material instead of a router. Instead of cutting away mater you put material back.
    Ah, take a look at the motherboard brand and model. I can look to see if it can run a faster processor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Ah, take a look at the motherboard brand and model. I can look to see if it can run a faster processor.

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    well lets see first of all there a huge fan and heat sink on the processor. on the mother board is a stickers on the sticker it has BTGC6150FZX then a space and then it has AAD51032 300.
    on the board it has D33025
    i can take a picture of the board if it would help.
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    Go grab Belarc system advisor and run it. It will tell you what you need to know.

    http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Go grab Belarc system advisor and run it. It will tell you what you need to know.

    http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
    thanks Brent, i'll do that. i got to scrounge up a power cord and a monitor for it. i'll do it this week.
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    Yeah a pic would help confirm, but based on the last number the search was showing for the Intel board DG41RQ. Below is a list of cpus compatible with it.

    http://processormatch.intel.com/Proc...entName=DG41RQ

    Here's the manual, according to it, it can handle up to 8gb of ram ($30 - $40).
    https://downloadmirror.intel.com/172...01_English.pdf

    I'd gamble on a used processor off amazon or go down to Fry's and see what they have in stock for the processor. The duo core I just bought was $5 + free shipping off amazon. It was used and I got a bad one the first time. The guy sent me two more and one of those was bad, but not having any issues with the other.
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