Photoshop CS3 Performance issue with CSRSS.EXE using 100% of the processor
Posted on 2007-08-01
I am requesting help again because of Photoshop. Previously (on the same computer) I had installed CS2 and had some pretty bad performance issues. They were solved simply by turning off FONT PREVIEW. However, in this latest version, CS3, the fix is not as forthcoming, but I do believe it is still font related. What happens now in Photoshop, it loads up beautifully, at a fair speed of about 45 seconds. But, as soon as I click on the type tool or palette I have an 8 minute wait as it gathers info from my 4000+ fonts, after which it is fine. During the time it is doing this csrss.exe is using 50% max on this machine (listed below) as well as 100% on my office Machine which has an Athlon 64 +3400 processor. Disabling font preview does NOT work in this situation at all. Adobe Illustrator, Acrobat and Flash CS3 versions all load extremely slow as well. I believe the only differences is that Photoshop waits until you access the type tool to build a font library, whil the toher build it at load up. I am looking for a solution to this slow down in my productivity and I don't want to hear that I must slim down my font collection :) I am still using Adobe Type Manager 4.1, which I realize is outdated too.
I will reward the max points to whoever figures this out.
My computer is:
AMD 64 X2 4200+
DFI Lanparty NF4 UT SLI-DR
2GB Dual Channel DDR (4X1024MB) Corsair XMS
2 - 300gb Seagate SATA 150 HD's
1 - XFX nVidia 8600gt 360MB GDDR3 Video Card (sli able but only got one right now)
DVD Burner and Flash Media Drive
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005