CS 2 on Intel running insanely slow

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by mashinhead, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. macrumors 68020

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    So i was opening some files on the mac, most of which are stored on an external. I've been using Photoshop CS 2 on intel for a while now and i've never found it slow or a problem until this day. It was a fear of mine in purchasing an intel, and so far i've been really impressed.

    Originally, i admit i was opening the files from the external (connecte via FW 400) and i thought that was why it was running so slow. So i dragged the files i need to the hd same thing, restarted same thing, zapped the vram, closed all the programs except what i need, and still it's running really, really slow.

    Any ideas?
     
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    psychofreak

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    With the CS3 beta, it will run faster as it is universal...you can download it for free if you have a CS2 code...
     
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    yeah i know, the issue is i've been using it and i haven't had this problem before, i have cs3 beta, in this case i was just opening old files to print, i like useing cs 2 mostly because my font management program activates the appropriate fonts. I guess it's because it's unusually slow that i'm concerned.
     
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    psychofreak

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    Try repairing permissions (in disk utility)
     
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    aarond12

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    Taking a page out of the Bill Clinton playbook... what do you define "slow" as? How large is the file? Is your Scratch Disk set up properly (e.g., preferably not on the same drive as the file)? How much RAM do you have installed?

    I've found that PPC apps run about the speed of a fast G4 system on my Mac Book Pro (2.16GHz, 1GB RAM). Would the same setup you're using with CS2 bog down a fast G4 system as well?

    -Aaron-
     
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    dllavaneras

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    Did it just happen with this one file? Or was it using several files?

    It could also be that the file has a great amount of layers
     
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    wattage

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    don't mean to change direction...but I am using CS2, which is rather slow, and will get the CS3 when released.
    What is the best way to delete CS2 so it is completely gone??
     
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    slow is it takes about 45 seconds to open or save a file and it slows everything else the computer is doing down, expose etc. And it happened with a few files about 7-8, the had a few layers they were kind of large.
     
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    JasonElise1983

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    ok, 45seconds? How big is this file? I would be excited if CS2 only took 45 seconds to save some of my files. This damn MacBook Pro has been killing me lately using it and studio 8. If i have more than one of them open at a time, my laptop is basically useless. I'm planning reformatting soon, but i just haven't gotten around to it yet. I had an illustrator file that took literally 10 minutes to open and 15 minutes to save. But Illustrator takes 10 minutes to open as it is.

    -JE
     
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    gnasher729

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    Please tell us why you think that would do the original poster any good, and especially why this could improve the speed of any operation.
     
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    gnasher729

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    Open "Activity Monitor" in the utilities folder. Select "System Memory" and check the numbers after "Page ins/Page outs". Open a "slow" document and check the numbers again. If these numbers go up by a few thousand when you open a document, you might consider buying more RAM.
     

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