Question About Photoshop and Lightroom Memory

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by sfwalter, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. sfwalter macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Dallas Texas
    I do photography and use Lightroom and Photoshop on my 13" Macbook Pro (hooked up to a cinema display) with 4GB RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics card with 256MB.

    When I apply filters or some actions Photoshop seems to crawl. Of course this when I also have Lightroom running.

    Do you think this is because of the graphics card or RAM memory limits? I have been thinking of upgrading from 4GB to 8Gb, but that runs $450.00. So I really dont want to spend that money to find out that its really the graphics card is the real problem.

    Thanks for any advice. Scott.
  2. snberk103 macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    Go to, and start reading. They have sections devoted entirely to PS and LR and RAM and improving performance.

    Good Luck.

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