Will PS7 work with this old set-up? Win98 / P2-400mhz / 384mb ram / and 5gb free on hd

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Joe_, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. Joe_

    Joe_ Guest

    I would like to upgrade from PS v5.0 to PS v7.
    Can't afford to get PS7 -AND- a new computer at this time.

    Current set-up:
    384mb ram
    5gb free on hd

    All replies appreciated. Thanks!
    Joe_, Nov 4, 2003
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  2. In theory I don't see why it won't work. BUT, whether you will see any real
    benifit. On a machine that slow and gain in the program will be lost in the
    how slow it runs.
    Richard Haygreen, Nov 4, 2003
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    John Denk Guest

    I recently upgraded to Photoshop 7 from Photoshop 5, similar system, 450
    mhz P-2, Windows 98 SE, 256 megs RAM. Photoshop 7 runs just fine, or as
    well as 5 did anyway. Of course, I would agree that it's a fair bit
    slower than it would be on a new, fast computer, but it's OK for me.

    John Denk, Nov 4, 2003
  4. Joe_

    Joe_ Guest

    Point well taken, thank you Richard.

    PS v5.0 runs fairly fast on my P2-400, I don't mind
    waiting a few seconds for a filter effect.
    Joe_, Nov 4, 2003
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    Hecate Guest

    It depends what you mean by work. If you mean will it launch, then yes
    it will. If you mean can I get anything done in a reasonable time....
    Hecate, Nov 5, 2003
  6. Joe_

    Joe_ Guest

    Using v7's new features is what matters. I don't mind waiting.
    Thanks for the reply Hecate.
    Joe_, Nov 5, 2003
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    Steve Guest

    I don't really think the bottleneck is in the computer - my SGI 320 should
    run like a demon compared to my laptop when I am running PhotoShop& - speed
    was almost exactly the same

    but then maybe I am doing something wrong, which is extremely likely


    Steve, Nov 7, 2003
  8. Joe_

    Joe_ Guest

    I'll try PS7 and hope it works/runs reasonably on my machine. IF it doesn't, I
    can drop back to v5.0 Thanks for the input Steve. Joe
    Joe_, Nov 8, 2003
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