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« on: January 20, 2006, 09:09:45 PM »
Just got hold of CS2 and have installed it on my new Dell PC (which more that matches the minimum spec for CS2) It installs OK and Activates OK but when I load it it appears to load OK until I try to do anything even clicking on the File menu and it just locks up 'Stops responding'

Can anyone help ?

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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2006, 10:21:16 PM »
there is the age old, quit all open software before installing in case of any conflicts.

Try uninstall, and then re-install?

Dunno.  Any error messages?  Or is it just computer freeze?

Other progs open?

How much RAM?  

How much HD space.  PS needs some room to scratch.

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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2006, 01:06:58 PM »
i have 512mb ram, amd 3200 cpu and photoshop cs2 runs like a complete pig. so i still use cs.

my laptop has a 512mb ram and it runs lieka pig there too.

It seemed to improve when i added another 512mb to my desktop, but for seem reason my computer doesn't like the extra ram and randomly freezes requiring a reboot. not good when you are in the middle of a client project and haven't saved it  :(  as happened to me on several occassions, so I had to take the ram out.
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2006, 01:39:16 PM »
Not enough RAM there.  

I use PS7 and have 2G of RAM.  Sweet.  No worries.  I have FrontPage, Excel, Outlook, RawEssentials, FireFox, and PhotoShop all running along side each other.  

1.99Ghz machine, AMD64+ 3200 whatever that means, 4x 512 chips.

Photoshop, must have 1G of RAM minimum to sing along.  Stuff in as much as you can.  Pricey on a laptop though.

Photoshop eats RAM for breakfast, I think my dad has 8GB of RAM in his Mac or whatever the max is.  But that is overkill, a dual processor and again still on PS7.

I bought my PC as 512mb, tested PS7 with it.  Not fast!  Dumped in 512 more.  Sweet.  So I stuffed it full.  I think my 512 chips were like £30 each off eBay.

Q:  Why PhotoShop CS and CS2.  I've used CS as a trial.  Didn't see anything new anywhere.  Sure you can open RAW files.  But RawShooter Essentials is free off the net.  So I dual run RSE for sorting through my RAWs, open the ones I want (actually they automatically open in PS when you convert them to tifs) and PS7 for the actual editing.  I guess you can still buy PS7?

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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2006, 09:58:01 PM »
Thanks guys, turns out this is a 'Dell Specific problem' sometime last year Dell started shipping there PC's with Welsh as the default keyboard language and a simple switch to English fixes the problem. I found this solution on an Adobe forum

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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2006, 02:37:44 AM »
Glad to hear you sorted out your problem. As a matter of interest Alane, how much ram do you have installed?

A basic rule for all computers is, install the most ram possible. My laptop has 500MB and runs CS fine, as long as I keep my eye on the free ram remaining, at the bottom of the screen. My desktop has 1GB and runs CS with no problems. Both are 1G Hertz AMD Athlons. the Desktop is overclocked.
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2006, 10:33:47 AM »
My PC is a P4 3.2GHz with 1GB of RAM.

Now this problem is (Welsh Keyboard) it seems to perform well with CS2 although I haven't had chance to do any major image manipulation yet.

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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2006, 10:26:58 PM »
Why would Dell start shipping there PC's with Welsh as the default keyboard language? Duh!

They're are 50 million Englishmen (and women) and only 3 million Welsh, last time I counted them. Could Dell have been using the Konica Minolta marketers?  :?
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2006, 09:30:48 AM »
I know AScot I nearly didn't try this suggestion when I read it on the Adboe Forum I thought this was very unlikely a) That Dell would do such a thing & b) that this would fix the problem.

But Hey Presto it worked

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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2006, 01:18:24 PM »
just added another 512mb RAM to my laptop, total 1gb.... photoshop cs2 runs a whole lot better now :)
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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2006, 09:29:14 PM »
Quote from: gazraa
just added another 512mb RAM to my laptop, total 1gb.... photoshop cs2 runs a whole lot better now :)


Good hey!  The 512 to 1G jump on a desktop is also noticable.  Then jumps then to 1.5 and 2 are not so in your face.  Apparent only when you are running 4-5 packages at once.

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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2006, 08:50:43 AM »
just wish i could add my extra 512 to my desktop. i think i've got a faulty motherboard or something cos as soon as I add it I get random crashes.

The ram works on it's own fine...... it's a real pain in the back side!!!
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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2006, 02:13:53 PM »
Garry,

Make sure they are a matching RAM otherwise crashes are inevitable...there are now so many different types, speeds and voltages.

Hope this helps

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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2006, 02:32:04 PM »
yep, they are two sticks of the same type from crucial. i've run memory testing on both and the ram checks out ok.

my system has always been a little unstable though so i think it could be the motherboard. i had a 128mb gfx card and my system would crash on any decent games.

i might just bite the bullet and get a new motherboard and see if that helps at all.... i hate this type of problem, so hard to trace without replacing components.
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« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2006, 02:40:48 PM »
Quote from: gazraa

i might just bite the bullet and get a new motherboard and see if that helps at all.... i hate this type of problem, so hard to trace without replacing components.


You and me both, part of my job is sorting out systems that others cannot fix in the field, luckily I have a stores full of new components to play with which makes life considerably easier.  Motherboards are the worst to diagnose, especially when a faulty one can take out a processor or memory...unless you realise whats going on you can lose a lot of components that way.

Best of luck