multicore support after changing cpu

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Herbert Meister, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Hi,

    do I have to reinstall Photoshop after installing a multicore Cpu to
    have multicore support?

    TIA
     
    Herbert Meister, Nov 18, 2008
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  2. Herbert Meister

    trouble Guest

    If your OS is XP or the abomination that is Vista the answer is no, these
    natively and by default support multi-core CPUs.
    However you would have to reprogram CS3 as it has few to no effective
    multi-core processes.
    Regardless of the programming issues with CS3 a multi-core processor will be
    "faster" than a single core processor of the same ghz simply by offloading
    background sludge, of which all versions of Windows and Apple OSes are chock
    full, to other cores.
    Speaking of sludge:
    I love Itunes but here is a free tip that will noticeably speed up your
    computer, whether Wintel or Apptel: uninstall Itunes. Until you see the
    difference in performance, particularly on a single core machine, you cannot
    imagine how much processing power Itunes eats up even when you are not using
    it.
     
    trouble, Nov 18, 2008
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  3. "Trouble" appears to be wrong re CS3 using more than one core - I have a
    quad core system under Vista which seems to spread the load across all four
    cores (seen by using a vista gadget which displays the core usage of all
    four cores).
     
    Malcolm Smith, Nov 18, 2008
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