UPGRADING computers


Upgrading to Windows 10 Professional Computers


If your Tecmag system is equipped with at least two USB 2.0 cables, the system can be upgraded to TNMR software and a Windows 10 Professional computer. TNMR software is backward compatible with NTNMR pulse sequences, data files and scripts.


The recommended computer is a Dell Optiplex GX-790 computer equipped with Windows 10 Professional 64-bit, at least 4 Gbytes of RAM, and at least 256 Mbyte graphics card.



WARNING: DO NOT UPGRADE TO TNMR SOFTWARE AND WINDOWS 10 IF YOUR SYSTEM IS EQUIPPED WITH A PCI INTERFACE (RIBBON CABLE CONNECTION TO THE COMPUTER).



Upgrading to Windows XP Professional SP3 32-bit Computers


If your system is equipped with an older Pentium II or Pentium III based computer, you may want to replace the computer with a newer Dell computer. 


The recommended computer configuration is a Dell equipped with Windows XP Pro SP3 32-bit, at least two PCI card slots, at least 2 Gbytes of RAM, and at least 256 Mbyte graphics card.


  • Purchase a Dell computer (with PCI card slots)
  • Upgrade to the latest version of NTNMR Software
  • For DSPect users, purchase a new Hauppauge HVR-1600 PCI card model #01199 or 01181 for displaying the lock signal
  • Upgrade EPROM's on the PCI interface cards if your existing computer is a Pentium II or Pentium III.
  • Contact Tecmag's support group
  • For configurations that require a serial port, purchase a PCI Express serial card.