After 1 GIG RAM upgrade, Photoshop CS2 runs extremely slow? Please Help!
Posted on 2006-03-29
I Love to use photoshop almost on a daily basis. I have a laptop that I got for xmas last year and its outstanding. 2800+, 512 shared ram, 80gig harddrive...
Anyways, Ive been using CS2 for a few months now and its been going great, no problems. But today, I was thinking, I want more ram. So i bought 1 gig of ram, same specs as my stock ram... bringing my total up to 1.2 gigs of ram.
So, I start my laptop up, change the SHARED video ram in the BIOS to 128mb of video, and the rest is ram, something like 1.12 GIGS of ram.
Windows boots up (XP HOME all updated), and without running any programs, I open photoshop because I wanted to edit some pictures.
When its done loading, I realize that when I click on the menus, it takes a couple seconds to open, then a couple of seconds to move the cursor whever the mouse is, then a few more seconds to click on whatever I want to open. It is sooo slow now, and I expected it to run sooo much faster.
Also, the Memory settings are the same as they were before, 55% is for CS2, and Cache settings still set to 6.
Windows Paging file hasn't changed either.
Does anyone know what could be wrong? And how to fix it! I would assume that its easy because all I did was a simple hardware upgrade....
Some one please help...!!!