Photoshop users help needed!

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  1. Muchafan

    Muchafan Newbie

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    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could tell me if Photoshop CS5 would be able to run well (not be crippled/slow) on my computer? The computer is a Compaq, these are the stats.

    AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processor for Notebook PCs M320 (2.1 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache)
    3GB DDR2 System Memory (2 DIMM) (expandable to 4 GB)
    250GB (7200RPM) Hard Drive (SATA), LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, * Up to 4.25 Hours of Battery Life
    15.6" Diagonal High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1366x768)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Graphics with 128MB Display Cache Memory with up to 1534MB total graphics memory

    I actually have 4 gigs of Ram in it.

    Thank you
     
  2. gerryf19

    gerryf19 I am the walrus

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  3. Pitabred

    Pitabred Linux geek con rat flail!

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    It should run alright. It definitely won't be crippled, but I wouldn't try importing gigs of RAW files on that machine, at least not without a weekend to kill.
     
  4. trvelbug

    trvelbug Notebook Virtuoso

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    you will be able to run it.
    however certain actions like merging and hdr pro may take longer in your laptop, but not unbearably so for reasonably sized files.
    cs5 supports gpu accelerartion via open gl but im not sure if adobe supports ati cards.
     
  5. TyrantII

    TyrantII Notebook Geek

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    question, whats CS5 like better: a slower quad core or a faster duel core?

    Just got a laptop with a i5 540M, but passed up a i7 720QM. Wondering if it was a bad move.
     
  6. AznImports602

    AznImports602 Notebook Deity

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    Yea you should have went with the i7 instead. You might not notice too much of a difference, depends on what you are doing, but the i7 would have process adobe suit better.

    As for the original thread starter, my system is in my sig and I run cs5 just fine.
     
  7. DarkSilver

    DarkSilver MSI Afterburner

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    Adobe Programs are not very heavy. They can be run even on low-end machines.
    However, the performance of the programs on a low-end machine will surely lower than those of higher-end machines.
     
  8. Muchafan

    Muchafan Newbie

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    Thanks for answering my question for me. I guess I can open up the box now. The student/teacher deal was just too good to pass up.
     
  9. trvelbug

    trvelbug Notebook Virtuoso

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    adobe programs ARE very cpu heavy, and will also make use of nvidia gpu's cuda and opengl.
    for programs like premiere pro cs5 and after effects id say at least an 820qm is bare minimum for hd. for ps cs5 a dual core i series will be ok but it will make use of multicore technology. bare in mind that the adobe creative suite is really meant for desktop workstations and among its class (ie photo, video editing sftware, etc) adobe products are the most resource hungry.
     
  10. DarkSilver

    DarkSilver MSI Afterburner

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    I know. But, they still able to run on lower-end machines.
    Just that, it might be slower and lag when the files are big or something like that.
     
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