Really Stupid & Unscientific Stability Test...

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by tjwett, Apr 13, 2003.

  1. tjwett macrumors 68000

    tjwett

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    #1
    I have no life and no job since I got laid off so last night I told Photoshop 7 to open 2,718 .psd files all at once. It took about 45 minutes and I was even able to surf the web and use Dreamweaver for a little while. Eventually things slowed way down but nothing crashed at all. I know this is pointless but I was sure it wouldn't be able to do it. I also had Preview open 1,000 .gif files at once and that worked too. I have way too much free time, I know. So, is anyone hiring?
     
  2. tazo macrumors 68040

    tazo

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    how do u open more then one file at the same time?
     
  3. szark macrumors 68030

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    You can use Shift-click or Command-click to highlight multiple filenames in the Finder.

    Press Command-O to open them. You can also drag the selected files to a dock program to open them.
     
  4. chibianh macrumors 6502a

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  5. maradong macrumors 65816

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    certainly i will..
    but there is either mandrake or debian installed.. :) no winbloze for me. I ll use gimp to open the images and tell you if it worked or not .)
     
  6. acj macrumors 6502

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    how big were the files?

    How big were the files? Hopw much ram do you have? Did it open them all or stop (without crashing)?
     
  7. shadowfax macrumors 603

    shadowfax

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    in my experience between my G4 1 GHz and my pal's P4 1.9 GHz, his loaded multiple (as in 20-30) images considerably faster, but his computer practically locked up while he waited for them to load, and i could chat and browse the net while i waited.

    oddly, we loaded up a single 170 MB image in about the same time.
     
  8. tazo macrumors 68040

    tazo

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    i will try opening as many files as I can on my piii running 98se on 'chop 6
     
  9. tazo macrumors 68040

    tazo

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    i am going to try and do this now

    i have a 358mb photchop file set up (copy pasted over and over again of my desktop picture, originally a 6mb file)

    specs:

    photoshop 6
    633 Pentium III
    Running Windows 98se
    60gig WD 7200 rpm
    384mb ram, 256 designated to photoshop
    PC133 ram
     
  10. acj macrumors 6502

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    This sounds about right..


    I'm loading 15 30-meg PSDs on my PC while I type, and I can multitask pretty well. Opening new browser windows and closing programs is notably slower, but still in the 1-2 second range. I'm on my P4 2.4Ghz. Still a Dual G4 should outperform most PC's for this sort of thing when multi-tasking, until you get to the 3.06Ghz P4 with hyperthreading, which speeds multi-tasking up a lot.
     

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