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ashish.verma

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Dear All,

Ok so I'm a Graphic Designer and I need to put up a request to the IT department at my company to upgrade my PC because currently it's "dead slow"! Also, the "refresh rate" is very very slow!! I mainly work on Photoshop CS4, Illustrator CS1 and After Effects 7, often simultaneously. What would be a good configuration for my system to work efficiently and smoothly?

The current configuration is:

Intel Core 2 Duo
E4500 @ 2.20GHz
2.19GHz
2 GB RAM
Windows XP SP3
I have enough free space in my C drive (11 GB)

Any light in this direction would be much appreciated :)

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Cheers,

Ashish Verma

Edited by ashish.verma, 13 August 2009 - 05:46 AM.

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Troy

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I would think your IT department would be able to answer this themselves...

But you should be looking for a heavy-hitting quad core processor (something like the Q9550) and 4GB of RAM.

While you're at it, 11GB is not much space left, as a guide I like to upgrade (or add another) hard drive when it's about 60-70% full, as I find the more full the drives are, the slower they run.

Cheers
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ashish.verma

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Thanks a lot for your reply, mate. I'd talk to the people here :)
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No worries :)
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