CS2 on a MacBook with 2gb of memory?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by amhp, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. amhp macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2007
    I've heard that Creative Suite 2 runs slowly on MacBooks and there are problems if more than two programs are opened at once. Does anyone have any experience running Creative Suite 2 on a MacBook with 2Gb of memory? Is it still slow? Any other problems?

  2. thumb macrumors 6502

    May 8, 2005
    cs2 is not a universal binary program, so it runs under emulation.

    on a c2d it is still very usable. don't buy it now though, as cs3, which is UB is in beta and out very soon. that flies on macbook
  3. extraextra macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
    Did I respond to you before? :confused: I'm using Creative Suite (the first one) on a Macbook with 2GB RAM, and any one of the programs alone is fine. It's not FAST but it's not slow. Just average. When I open up multiple CS applications the Macbook slows way down and I start to get the beachball.
  4. clay5destroyer macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2007
    I had HUGE problems running multiple CS2 apps on my C2D iMac (I know it's not the MB, but there must be similarities) on 1gig ram. You can run illustrator and inDesign together provided that the projects aren't too complex. Photoshop launch crashes both of these typically.

    An upgrade to 2gigs of RAM has eliminated this problem, although I wouldn't say that the suite is particularly snappy. My graphics card (7600GT) helps as well.

    Rosetta is RAM hungry.
  5. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    No it doesn't.

    Hope this helps.
  6. Danny Futuro macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2006
    on my C2D MBP, i use Illustrator CS2 on a regular basis, and it handles just fine. the main annoyance for me is the zooming and scrolling speeds...both of which are horrendous if you like getting things done quickly.

    Photoshop CS3 is absolutely fantastic. The quality of the beta alone makes a MB purchase totally worth while!
  7. devman macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2004
    I run CS2 (2.3) an a 2GB Macbook C2D. It runs fine. Not super fast, but not slow either. Acrobat 8 and Photoshop CS3 beta run great.
  8. peter202 macrumors member


    Sep 2, 2006
    Corby, United Kingdom
    yeah it works fine just takes the piss at launching just over 30secs. this will be better in the future with cs3. put it this way my old pc 768mb ram, 1.4ghz celeron m with cs opens a couple of secs faster.. it is fine once opened though no problems :)

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