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PC Requirements

WinCNC uses PCI/PCIe bus interrupts to achieve precise step pulse accuracy. When used with the right PC build WinCNC can output 100khz (75khz for older versions) on all six step outputs with microsecond accuracy and 100% reliability. Fast PCI/PCIe bus interrupt response is necessary to get the best performance from your CNC machine.

WinCNC 3.0:

  • CPU: An Intel Pentium CPU is the minimum requirement, with an i-3/5/7 CPU recommended. For AMD systems a socket FM2+ CPU is recommended.
  • RAM: 2GB of RAM is the minimum requirement, with 4GB of RAM recommended.
  • Hard Drive: Very little hard drive space is necessary. A standard installation requires less than 100MB.
  • OS: Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10. Both the 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows are supported.
  • Case: A MicroATX Mini or larger case is required. Hardware dimensions should be verified for a MiniITX case.
  • Intel Motherboard Chipset: All 1155, 1150, and 1151 chipsets are supported.
  • AMD Motherboard Chipset: A45, A55, A58, A68H, A75, A85X, A88X, A55E, A77E, and A78 (recommended).
  • Motherboard Expansion: One PCI/PCIe expansion slot is required. Hardware dimensions are slightly larger than a single slot. Additional room below the PCI/PCIe slot is required in some cases.

WinCNC 2.5 & 2.6:

  • CPU: An Intel Core2 CPU is the minimum requirement, with an i-3/5/7 CPU recommended. For AMD systems a socket FM2+ CPU is required.
  • RAM: 2GB of RAM is the minimum requirement, with 4GB of RAM recommended.
  • Hard Drive: Very little hard drive space is necessary. A standard installation requires less than 100MB.
  • OS - WinCNC 2.5: Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7. 64 bit versions of Windows require a version 6 key.
  • OS - WiNCNC 2.6: Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10. Both the 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows are supported.
  • Case: A MicroATX Mini or larger case is required. Hardware dimensions should be verified for a MiniITX case.
  • Intel Motherboard Chipset: P4-800 series, 900 series, and ICH series chipsets. Core2-945 series, P45, and G41 (recommended). 1156-All. 1155-Q65, Q67, Q75, Q77, B65, and B75 (recommended).
  • AMD Motherboard Chipset: A45, A55, A58, A68H, A75, A85X, A88X, A55E, A77E, and A78 (recommended).
  • Motherboard Expansion: One PCI/PCIe expansion slot is required. Hardware dimensions are slightly larger than a single slot. Additional room below the PCI/PCIe slot is required in some cases.

WinCNC 2.4 & Older:

  • CPU: An Intel Pentium 4 CPU is the minimum requirement, with a Core2 CPU recommended.
  • RAM: 1GB of RAM is the minimum requirement, with 2GB of RAM recommended.
  • Hard Drive: Very little hard drive space is necessary. A standard installation requires less than 100MB.
  • OS: Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7. Only 32 bit versions of Windows are supported.
  • Case: A MicroATX Mini or larger case is required. Hardware dimensions should be verified for a MiniITX case.
  • Intel Motherboard Chipset: Any Socket 775 or older chipset is supported.
  • Motherboard Expansion: One PCI expansion slot is required. Hardware dimensions are slightly larger than a single slot. Additional room below the PCI slot is required in some cases.

Notices:

  • If you use your PC for software other than WinCNC, like a 3D CAD/CAM program, then higher CPU speed or more RAM may be needed.
  • Laptop or tablet PCs can't accept the required hardware to run WinCNC. However, they can be used to access the host PC via network for remote/portable control.
  • Regardless of motherboard, chipset, or other system components we can't guarantee operation or best performance on any PC configuration that has not been tested and verified.
  • We offer customizable PCs, shipped with our WinCNC hardware/software and optional CAD/CAM software preinstalled.

  
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