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How to determine if your computer is capable of running E6 Golf 1.6

How to determine if your computer is capable of running E6 Golf 1.6

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Operating System: Windows 7, 64-bit
  • CPU: i5 (or better)
  • RAM: 4GB (or better)
  • Graphic Card: NVIDIA GTX 460 (or better)
  • Tracking Device: DSP2

E6 Golf 1.6 requires Windows 7, 64-bit. Unfortunately older Windows XP systems are not compatible. However, many computers sold with Windows XP in the past few years are capable of running Windows 7. For a certain range computers we are offering a hard drive swap to make this upgrade process as easy as possible.

STEP 1: Determine your Operating System (OS)

In most cases, especially with computers supplied by FSG, the easiest way to determine your OS is to simply look at the Start button in the lower left corner of the Windows Desktop (Fig. 1). Compare your Start button to the images below to determine your OS.

Fig. 1 - Windows Desktop:

Fig. 2 - Win XP vs. Win 7

If your computer was originally purchased from Full Swing Golf and is already running Windows 7, then it is fully capable of running E6 Golf 1.6. Please see this article for upgrade instructions. If your computer is running Windows XP, please proceed to the next step.

STEP 2: Determine if your computer qualifies for the Hard Drive Swap Program

Locate the white computer information sticker. Usually this is on the top or side of the computer next to the Widows License Sticker. On line 4 of this sticker you will see your Computer Serial Number. After the the letters "CM" note the 5 digit number shown in Fig. 3 below.

Fig. 3 - Computer Serial Number

If your 5 digit number falls within the range of 54690-57557 your computer qualifies for the Hard Drive Swap Program. Please contact upgrades@fullswinggolf.com for details. 

If your 5 digit number is less than 54690 and your computer has an i5 or i7 processor it may still be capable of running Windows 7, but FSG cannot assist in upgrading your operating system. You will need to contact a qualified computer technician to perform the upgrade for you.

STEP 3: Determine if your system is using a Hotlink Card or a DSP2

These are the tracking devices that communicate with your infrared sensors. The older Hotlink Card device is only compatible with Windows XP. If you choose to upgrade to Windows 7 you will need to purchase a new DSP2 to replace the older Hotlink Card.

The easiest way to determine which device your system is using is to open the NOMASK program from the Windows Desktop. Locate the NOMASK icon and double-click to open it.

Then click Help > About

If your DLL version is 50 or higher you are already running a DSP2 which is fully compatible with Windows 7.  If your DLL version is less than 50, please contact upgrades@fullswinggolf.com for further information.

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