Someone help me before I go mad!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sheikyabooty, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. sheikyabooty macrumors newbie

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    I have recently purchased a c2d macbook pro, which has been great, until i wanted to install Creative suite CS2. Well lets just say I now want to throw my machine through the window. I used this for work, so its important that it runs smoothly. Whenever I use illustrator, it randomly crashes every bloody time.
    Why, when i have spent so much money on this machine the one thing I want to use it for does'nt work. By the way this is all mac software and not PC.

    Can anyone help a poor designer in need!

    Oh yes, hi I'm new here and its looks like a really nice forum.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    How much RAM do you have? I believe that CS2 isn't a Universal Binary so it will be running under Rosetta which will seriously decrease it's performance.
    More RAM will help that.

    I believe that CS3 is on the horizon and will be a Universal binary.
     
  3. sheikyabooty thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Its a 2.33mhz with 2 gig of ram, should be plenty!
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Yeah, that should be plenty. Have you repaired permissions? Have you tried uninstalling CS2 and reinstalling it?
     
  5. sheikyabooty thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have installed CS2 about 4 times now, ad i repaired the permissions. I mean it can't be th hardware surely. I am considering reinstalling the os, wise move?
     
  6. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Hmm, that's a drastic course of action, there are probably other things less severe you can try first. How about creating a new user account and running CS2 from there, see if that makes a difference.
     
  7. sheikyabooty thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I shall give that a try, has anyone else experience this kind of problem? I knew there was a speed issue with the new macbook pros and Adobe products.
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    The problems is likely not your computer, but the fact that Adobe has been dragging their ****ing heels on getting a universal version of their CS apps out the door.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Well, it's fair to say that Adobe has been dragging its heels. And I don't have an Intel Mac. But... isn't what the OP is describing (crashes with Illustrator every time it's launched) a little over the top? I haven't heard many people complain of problems *that* bad....
     
  10. Maxiseller macrumors 6502a

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    No, and actually I use it every now and again, and although it does take some time to initially load up, once running it's very responsive.
     
  11. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    sorry i can't offer more help than what's already been said (uninstall, reinstall, repair permissions, etc.) but i just wanted to say i think your username is very clever.
     
  12. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Absolutely.. I simply wanted to point out that it was highly unlikely to be a problem with the computer, but more likely something that was installed causing the problem. Be it a 3rd party app or a UI "enhancement" or a problem with Illustrator. I've seen threads before about people complaining bitterly about Illustrator not working well at all. Of course, in this case it could be a corrupt file that the OP is working on and that is why the app constantly crashes.
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    That's a good point, too. And of course I didn't mean to attack you, Yellow. :)

    I dunno... at some point, I know how much people here generally advise against doing clean installs...but at some point, cut your losses and give it a try. It can't hurt.
     
  14. heehee macrumors 68020

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    I have a C2D MBP and use Illustrator CS2 everyday, it's fine for me, never crashed before. The only 2 programs that crash once in awhile are QuickTime :rolleyes: and AfterEffects.
     

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