CS5 on my iMac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Intel Inside, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Intel Inside macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2008
    Hey all,

    Will CS5 (Photoshop and InDesign) run on my early '08 iMac. Its specs are:

    -2.4GHz C2D
    -1GB RAM
    -20" Display
    -ATI Radeon 2400, 128GB VRAM

    So will it run?! even with the sup-par graphics card?

    If it will not run CS5, what Mac would you recommend?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Upgrade RAM to 4GB to make it faster. 1GB is just not enough to run CS5 or CS4
  3. robodude666 macrumors member

    May 12, 2008
    Your iMac meets the minimum requirements; however, you'd expect to see minimal performance. Like Hellhammer said, upgrading to at least 2GB (4GB preferred) of RAM would increase your performance quite a bit. Your video card does not fit into the requirements for OpenCL or any sort of GPU-based acceleration.

    Of course, if time is money and you need things to work well getting the latest iMac or Macbook Pro would yield even greater performance. Both the processor and amount of RAM is greater in addition to a newer, faster, video card that supports GPU-based acceleration.

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