CS4 error and observations

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Paul Burdett, May 9, 2009.

  1. Paul Burdett

    Paul Burdett Guest

    Hi all,
    I'm currently running CS3 extended with no issues at all....pentium 4,
    P4P800-MX m/b, 3Ghz CPU 2Gb ram. Works like a charm. So..what's the issue?
    Well, I'm trying CS4 extended and quite like some of the improvements in
    this version. However...I'm getting quite a few memory error
    messages...(yes, I've Googled and researched)
    "can't read the memory...click to terminate/debug etc etc." Anyhow...it
    would seem from my research that the video capability of my computer may be
    the problem.
    It's onboard Intel 82865G Graphics Controller (searched for an updated
    driver but there isn't one)
    I discovered that if I turn off hardware acceleration then CS4 seems to run
    better, with no error messages...so far!...Anyhow, I downloaded a "speed
    test" file (image plus an action) and ran it on CS3 and then CS4. The result
    is CS3: 4 minutes, CS4 with no hardware acceleration 2.5 minutes...so,
    clearly it processes images faster. With hardware acceleration on full it
    took ...3 minutes with no error messages until I quit the program...then
    there's error messages on the desktop. So, it seems that CS4 runs faster
    without hardware accl than CS3 does with it enabled. I guess I could think
    about a new computer, but I'd (at this stage anyway) like to run CS4 on my
    present system but without the memory error problem. I need to do more
    editing with hardware accel turned off to see if that works consistently. In
    the meantime I'd appreciate any feedback as to systems that you guys are
    using to run CS4. I've heard that Vista is not reliable and has driver
    issues...is that correct? So...what is a poweful system I should think about
    getting? (m/b, ram, graphics card etc.

    Thanks,

    Paul
     
    Paul Burdett, May 9, 2009
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  2. Paul Burdett

    Paul Burdett Guest

    Thank you for your informative advice...it's very much appreciated.

    Paul
     
    Paul Burdett, May 9, 2009
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  3. Paul Burdett

    Paul Burdett Guest

    Thanks all...I appreciate the feedback:)

    Paul


     
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