Experiencing a 5-second delay in Photoshop
Posted on 2006-11-03
I have the Adobe CS2 Suite installed on my comp (specs for my comp are below), and all the programs in the Suite run great except for Photoshop. There is about a 5-second delay between when I perform an action with the mouse and the corresponding reaction from the program, and when I switch tools or roll the mouse into a different area of the screen, sometimes it disappears completely for 4 or 5 seconds.
I recently added a second internal hard drive to my computer, because in my experience, using a separate hard drive as a scratch disk for Illustrator and Photoshop greatly improves the performance and load capability of both programs.
My comp is running Windows XP with SP2. Intel dual-core P4 3.2 GHz, 2GB DDR PC4200 RAM, Abit board and two hard drives - one 250GB and the other 160GB. I don't think the problem is a lack of hardware resources, unless one of my RAM cards is bad and I just don't know it.
Any ideas what the problem might be? I downloaded all available updates for Photoshop and am still having the same problem.