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Old Oct 13th, 2005, 09:44 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I have a dual 1.42GHz powermac with 2 GB of ram, running Tiger and it is running slow as all heck. I have 2 monitors 20" @ 1680x1050 & a 19" running 1280 x 1024 @ 75Hz running off an ATI 9000 64MB Vcard. I know its no G5, but my computer is not that outdated. Illustrator and Photoshop run especially slow even when they are the only open programs. I have 40GB left on my 120GB internal HD so I don't think that is an issue. I've run cocktail and the disk utility a few times to no avail. Does anyone have any idea what i can do. A co-worker recomended saving everything to my External HD and reformatting the internal HD. Unless anyone can tell me different i am going to do it. Does anyone else have any idea as to what i should do?

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Old Oct 13th, 2005, 09:49 AM   #2
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Have you tried doing an Archive and install?

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107120
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yes i have, and it did nadda for me
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Old Oct 13th, 2005, 11:16 AM   #4
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Using an external drive as a scratch disk will speed up Photoshop,
Not sure about the preferences in Illustrator (It's been awhile).
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How many fonts??

Is your memory allocation bumped up for PS??

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Old Oct 14th, 2005, 12:14 AM   #6
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1200ish fonts

60%ram

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u think the amount of fonts slow it down?
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Old Oct 14th, 2005, 09:25 AM   #8
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well i'll try a new user. I may pick up a copy of extensis suitcase too.
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