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#1 HDGeorge

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 11:25 PM

Hi all, This is my first post and i'm hoping for some advice. I recently bought Photoshop Elements4 and after downloading, It runs very sluggishly. I assumed it was a lack of memory since I only had 256 megs/RAM. I added a 512 memory stick for a total of 768 megs/RAM. There is absolutely no difference, Still slow. I had been using Elements2 for the last couple of years and it ran great. I'm running WindowsXP on an Athlon 2000 1.67Ghz processor with an 80gig HD. Any help appreciated.


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Posted 29 January 2006 - 11:52 PM

What is running in your background? If you have a lot of programs running in the background (or on startup) it can be the reason that programs run slow.

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 11:54 PM

Have you ran Disk Cleanup lately?
Start>Program Files>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup

If you have not done it in a while run defrag also. It is located just below Disk Cleanup.
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Posted 30 January 2006 - 10:21 PM

I don't have a lot of programs running in the background. I run scan disk and defrag regularly. When I open the task manager with photoshop running, The performance only shows 4% CPU usage and over 550 M/RAM available. Before I switched to Elements 4, I used Elements 2 and it ran fine. There's very little difference between the programs which is why i'm baffled.




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