Illustrator CS2 keeps crashing my G5

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by daniil, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. daniil macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2007
    I have a G5(pre-intel) and i'm running Illustrator CS2 and Flash on a daily basis. I work with alot of big files that other people use with flash so some files have ALOT of points on them. Recently i maxed out my ram, which did very little. My machine freezes a few times a day while running Illustrator. I've thought about upgrading to a Quad G5 but from what i hear CS2 runs even worse on the intel macs than on the previous ones. I've thought about doing a clean install but i really don't have the time to loose. In OS9 i could allocate the ram to illustrator and that helped.

    Is there ANY solution for this problem? Anyone experience this before? Please let me know. Thank you.
  2. sgarringer macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2004
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Are the files you're working on stored on a network share, specificially a SMB network share? One of my supported users was having the exact same issue, Illustrator would freeze, have to force quit, sometimes even trash the .plist preferences to get it to start back up. I recently built an x-serve for that department and they moved their files over to that and it seems to have fixed the problem... at least she doesn't complain about it to me anymore... which in my mind means the problem is fixed :D
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Have you downloaded and installed all Illustrator updates? I've found it an increasingly unstable piece of software since Illustrator 8, although I haven't used v13 (CS3) yet.

    Trashing preference files is often the first stand-by when these apps start playing up.

    And also, if you are working on huge files, what about ensuring you have plenty of spare space (10-15gb minimum) for scratch and swap files on your hard drive?

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