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PS CS4 rolled back to PS CS3 (too slow)

 
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Mar 10, 2010 13:23 |  #1

I work a lot with layers. Many of them. Like from 40 to 100 layers. 'Montage' making..
I tried PS CS4 recently and could not follow my normal work flow. It was just too slow.

It was taking upto 30 seconds to move and rotate 1 layer, and hanging many times, and generally mis-behaving.

I have had to roll back to PS CS3, where it takes just seconds to work with each layer. Well, not rolled back as such as I never uninstalled PS CS3. They are both on my PC for now.

Is anyone else finding PS CS4 slow to work with with multiple layers, or is it just me, or perhaps my settings?

I am on Vista, 4gb ram, 1.9ghz processor
PS CS3 : 10.0.1
PS CS4 : 11.0

here are some of my settings from PS CS3:

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here are some of my settings from PS CS4:

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Mar 10, 2010 16:58 |  #2

I downloaded a trial of CS4 and after trying it decided I did not need it. When I came to uninstall it there were literally hundreds of files scattered everywhere on my PC. It took weeks of work to remove and I'm still not sure I've got everything.

So I can quite believe its slow. But why leave it consuming hard drive space? If you don't want it, why not get rid of it? And anything else cluttering the machine up. Good housekeeping will speed things up.

I do notice you had your scratch discs set up on different drives for the two versions. I understand that it is good practise to keep the scratch disc volume away from the drive that contains the programme, but it also slows things down a bit.


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Mar 10, 2010 17:21 |  #3

Your available RAM suggests you are using a 32bit OS to use that 4GB of RAM you need to use a 64bit OS. 32 bit is limited to 4GB of memory but your video memory, BIOS and other little bits use up 1 GB or almost that much and that reduces how much system memory you can use. Photoshop really likes memory. If you already have a 64 bit OS there must be quite a few background things running to only leave less than 2 GB of memory for photoshop.

I think you could let photoshop use 100% of memory available to it and see if that helps. There will be lots left for the OS and bridge.




  
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