Picoscope Software Slows PC to A Crawl

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pmgant2

Picoscope Software Slows PC to A Crawl

Post by pmgant2 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:02 pm

I have an ADC-42 which plugs into the parallel port. When I run the Picoscope software the computer slows to a crawl, so bad that it takes me a couple of minutes to move the mouse pointer to the top-right corner so I can close the software down. This happens on the two machines I have tried so far, a 1GHz P3 desktop and a 2 GHz P4 laptop.

Running all other software including some quite complex DTP packages these machines fly along.

Any idea what I am doing wrong? OS is MS Windows 2000 Professional with all service packs installed. The machines are off the network and no anti-virus program is running.

PM Gant

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Post by ziko » Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:51 pm

Hi and thank you for your post.

This is because the device is poling and slowing the computer down, one way to get round this is to purchase a parallel to usb adapter. This device was specifically designed and only works with all our parallel ported products.

http://www.picotech.com/usb_parallel_port.html

Hope this helps.
Ziko

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