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Photoshop 6.0 slowing down?

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I'm using PS 6.0, and lately I've noticed it seems to be slowing down quite significantly.

For example, when I click on a tool I have to wait 5-10 seconds for it to become active... When I load a file, it loads just as quickly (according to the little progress bar at the bottom of the screen) but I have to wait about 20 seconds after that before the image actually appears.

And it now takes longer to load up a filter window then it does to actually apply the filter itself.

My system is (A Dell Inspiron 8000):
P3 750mhz
32mb Video Card
128mb RAM
10gb HDD (with about 3gb free space)
Windows 98 SE

I defrag/scandisk regularly.

This is just a recent phenomenon (used to run beautifully)... It started about 3 weeks ago, but I can't think of anything significant that's changed. The computer is a laptop, and no hardware has changed in it.
The only software I've installed in the last month consists of a few games (SWAT 3 Elite Edition and Rogue Spear: Urban Operations).

Anyone got any ideas as to the cause of (and hopefully a solution to) this problem?
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You should upgrade (for free) to 6.0.1... I had the same problem and after the update it was fixed.

The update: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/photoshop/win/6.x/ps601up.exe

The documentation: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/880e.htm

An exerpt from the documentation: "Memory usage is better on all Windows operating systems [...]"

Good luck!

Bram
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That did the trick.. thanks. :)
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You're welcome :)
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