I am going to use a different PC/laptop
- What are the recommended PC specifications?
- What Operating System can I use?
- It will not have a serial port; can I still connect my ECU/Dash Logger?
- I have another question
What are the recommended PC specifications?
MoTeC recommends a dedicated laptop for your race car with the following minimum specifications:
- 32 bit operating system: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or 8
(for information on 64 bit systems, see the next question)
- Minimum screen resolution: 1366 x 768, (Recommended: 1920 x 1080 or higher)
- Processor speed: 1-2 GHz Pentium
- 2 GB RAM
- 256 MB graphics card
- 2 USB ports *
- Ethernet port
* When using an M4, M48 or M8 ECU it is recommended to use a PC with a serial port. However, MoTeC can supply a USB to serial adapter (part no. 61092) which is compatible with this ECU range.
Most current laptops will meet the specifications above and this will ensure all MoTeC software will run on it.
What Operating System can I use?
Currently, all of our software runs on 32 bit Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8.
In addition, most of our products will already work with the 64 bit systems or we might be in the process of adapting the software for it. However, devices using DOS software like the ECU range M4, M48, M8 and the ADL Dash Logger will only be compatible with 32 bit operating systems and will not be adapted to 64 bit. DOS Software for these products can be run on 64-bit Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate editions using Windows XP Mode. For more information or download for Windows XP Mode .
If you don’t have the 64-bit Windows 7 editions listed above you can upgrade your Windows 7 edition by following these instructions.
If you are using any 64 bit version of Windows 7 or 8, you must download ADL2 and UTC 64 bit USB drivers from software/latestreleases for the communications to work between your laptop and the device.
Some MoTeC software may work on Apple Mac machines with the use of a Windows XP emulator which is available from the Apple website. Full compatibility is not guaranteed.
It will not have a serial port; can I still connect my ECU/Dash Logger?
Find your product in the communication cables section on this website. There will be an alternative connection method, but depending on your model ECU/Dash Logger you might need an additional cable. If you are still unsure, please contact your dealer or technical support.
I have another question
You can go back to the index and check if your question is answered in another section.
If you can not find it, ask us the question on our Forum and we will answer you as soon as possible.