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tblough
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Computer Optimization

Post by tblough » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:18 pm

If you are running only the Centroid software on your controller PC (as recommended) there are some further optimizations you can do to the PC beyond the Windows 10/Centroid Configuration video. The Windows operating system runs a lot of additional programs called Services in the background. These programs support things like cryptography, networking, messaging and other features. To see what services are running in the background on your machine, click the start icon, type services, and then click on the "Services, Desktop App" icon. Up will pop the services dialog - any service listed as running is currently taking up processor cycles.

If the only software you are running is CNC11/12 then most of the services are not needed and can be turned off. Which ones you ask? Well, the gaming community has already done the legwork for us. They are also concerned with maximizing the hardware performance and have determined which services can be safely turned off.

The best guide to turning off services is from Black Viper (try to ignore the gamer handles - it's a different mindset but don't discount their technical abilities). He's put together a comprehensive list of what the services do and what you actually need on his website http://www.blackviper.com/service-confi ... gurations/. To make things even easier Madbomb122 has put together a Windows PowerShell script to make the changes automatically - https://github.com/madbomb122/BlackViperScript.

I've been running the Tweaked/Minimal configuration on my mill and lathe (CNC11/Allin1DC, CNC11/MPU11) both running Windows10 home for the last 3 months without a single complaint. Of course, your mileage may vary.

Cheers,


Tom

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Re: Computer Optimization

Post by cnckeith » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:32 pm

Tom,
thanks for the info. would be great to see some photos of your machine and control cabinet! -Keith

tblough
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Re: Computer Optimization

Post by tblough » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:48 pm

Keith,

I have a Vectrax 10x50 mill to which I added a Route66 4-Axis kit, and a Babin Machine rebuilt and CNC'd Hardinge HLV in my lab at the university. I'm currently working on rebuilding and CNC'ing a Hardinge TFB for home. I'll be painting it in another couple of weeks and I post some pictures of it then.

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Cheers,

Tom

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Re: Computer Optimization

Post by martyscncgarage » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:20 pm

Very nice machines Tom.
Look forward to seeing your progress on the TFB lathe at home.
Marty
"Jack of all trades, master of none!"
Mesa, AZ

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