something I'd add to that, purge all the unneeded data every few minutes, if
you're not gonna be undoing anything, there's no need for it to be taking up
space, this is something that stopped my PS from freezing all the time,
still happens when I forget though :S
> Hi John,
> I'm running WinXP Pro on an Intel Pentium III 450, 512 Mb Ram and like
> lot's of hd space. I've been postponing to invest in a new system for a
> time I know, however I honestly haven't experience my photoshop to respond
> in any odd way what so ever.
> I don't think the problem is neccessarily related to the processor unless
> it's either an older AMD or Celeron.
> Unless you can provide more specifics on the hardware you are using I can
> give you the following advice:
> - Don't run too many programs at the same time to leave processor power to
> Photoshop's disposal
> - Make sure you leave preferably 1Gb of free space on your C at all times
> (excluding the Windows pagefile size)
> - In the preferences of your photoshop assign your D drive or E drive etc.
> with enough free space to be your secondary scratch disk
> - In the preferences of your photoshop assign 70% of Ram to photoshop with
> 256 Mb's of memory (it's about 190 Mb you leave for Photoshop to use).
> - The least important advice: defragment the drive where photoshop is
> installed regularly when u install / remove programs often on / from this
> Hope this works for you!
> > Hey John,
> > My name is Matthew. I have sometimes the same problem too. The only
> > thing I can think of is to buy a new computer. I'm running a 1.7 GHz
> > with 512 in RAM and if it wasn't for WINXP my computer would be dead.
> > I know this is not the answer you were looking for but Photoshop (and
> > most Adobe products) are HUGE resource users. Your memory is ok but
> > your processor is holding you back quite a bit. It you had an older
> > version of Photoshop you may be able to pull it off but since
> > Photoshop 7.0 is new, it was made for new computers...ones that are
> > faster than what you have.
> > If you have any other questions please email me
> > Matthew