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May 13, 2010 at 03:17:38
Specs: Windows XP Professional, AMD Athlon 64 3000+ / 1 GB RAM
My computer is working fine, but it is slowing me down in Photoshop.
Im trying to make up my mind whether to upgrade or get a new tower.

I can spend about 100 euro on 2 GB of RAM, but I won't be able to use it if I get a new machine in a year or so. Worth while?

Or better to replace the cpu?
Any suggestions?

Ive got:
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
1 GB RAM (2x 512)

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May 13, 2010 at 09:52:18
Were you previously using Photoshop without the slowdown?

If so, you need to clean your system of junk and also probably shut down some unnecessary programs from running at start up.

If not, then adding RAM "may" help with the problem or it could be related to your graphics subsystem.

I don't know much about photoshop. Perhaps this thread needs to be moved to another forum. If so, that can be done if requested.

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May 13, 2010 at 10:05:26
Photoshop is definitely a memory hog, especially if you have many photos opened at the same time.

you are really the only one who can answer your question. If you use Photoshop a lot, then it may be worthwhile to add more RAM for now. If you don't use it that often or can deal with the slowness of Photoshop, then wait

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May 14, 2010 at 01:39:26

I do use Photoshop a lot and it's not a new thing (system is clean, recently reinstalled, no useless programs etc) so I'm adding 2GB this afternoon.

I will post here later to report if it makes a significant difference.

Thanks again for your help

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May 14, 2010 at 04:31:32
I installed to new RAM and it does wonders to the performance of Photoshop!

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May 14, 2010 at 07:57:44
Good to hear, thanks for getting back to us.

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