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Robert Tracy

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This is what I have:

Photoshop Version 7.0.1

Plug-Ins & Scratch Disks:

Set at:

First: Startup
Second, Third and Fourth: None

Memory & Image Cache:

Cache Settings:
Cach Levels: 4

Maximum Used by Photoshop: 80% = 745MB


Windows XP
Media Center Edition [Why I got that I don't know. I think it implies that I do a lot of music files. I don't. Truly, I don't even know how to work with music files. I listen to old-fashioned CD's on an old fashioned CD player and yes from the CD/DVD drive on my computer. But I wouldn't know how to save them or anything about such files. I'm an image man.]

Version 2002
Service Pack 2

Penttium[R] D CPU 2.80GHz
2.79 GHz, 1.00 GB of RAM

Capacity: 144 GB
Free space: 109 GB

I don't have an external drive.

How to set this properly so Photoshop is fast and it doesn't slow the rest of the computer down? I do a lot of work in Photoshop with large image files.

I have Photoshop CS on my Mac G5 and no other drive but what it came with and it's lightning quick. :)

This is the warning I get when Photoshop opens, and I've never figured out what it means or how to do it:

Posted Image

Need additional information, please let me know.

Much appreciated,

- Bob

Edited by Robert Tracy, 20 October 2007 - 02:45 AM.

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well the easiest and cheepest solution would be to upgrade your memory.

the additionally here is a good knowledge base ariticle:
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Robert Tracy

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Thank you.

As I say, there is no problem with Photoshop CS (haven't upgraded to the latest version yet) on the Mac. It's Photoshop 7.0.1 on Windows XP where the problem is.

I guess I'd better take your advise on the memory increase.

Thanks again,

- Bob
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