Need for Speed ... Tiger too slow

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  • Reply 41 of 47
    kukukuku Posts: 254member
    turn off versioncue if you don't use it, it sucks up heftly ram.



    cs2 is pretty intensive compared to cs1. 1gb of ram get sucked easily whi all that adobe stuff.



    obviously turn off sleeping hdds in energy saver if you didn't. beachball happens a lot more if it spins down.
  • Reply 42 of 47
    Then Get More Sdram.
  • Reply 43 of 47
    jlljll Posts: 2,713member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by spardacus


    I usually run InDesign and Photoshop, InDesign and Word, Photoshop and Freehand ? and perhaps Entourage all day.



    I have seen a DRAMATIC increase in the appearance of the ?beachball? since moving to Tiger ? and for the simplest of moves



    Are you using a group license by any chance? This is from MacNN forums:



    Update: there seems to be an issue with InDesign causing incredible lags and spinning beach balls when moving it from another Mac using the same group license. More information on adobeforums.com.
  • Reply 44 of 47
    hirohiro Posts: 2,663member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by e1618978


    I don't know about that swap file "rule of thumb" - I have several swap files and my computer is plenty fast at all times.



    How full is your primary hard drive? My daughter's computer really slowed down when she got near filling up her drive.



    I'll vote for ignoring the proposed swapfile rule of thumb too. There are too many considerations in play. OS X will add a swapfile whenever it needs another. If you, like I, NEVER terminate an app unless ABSOLUTELY necessary you will invariably leave something unused for a long time and eventually see it paged out to the swapfile.



    Is that bad? No! When I want to run it again I only have to wait a very short time for it to page back in, all the launch time dynamic library binding is still in effect, no extra waiting for that to happen. I win in the trade less swap time instead of a longer launch time and the only cost to me is ignoring the pageout counter because it is acting exactly as I want it to.



    The fact I have that app sitting in the swapfile has nothing to do with having too little memory, my requirements are to run what I want, efficiently, when I want it run. You don't have a memory low issue until you want more performance because the stuff you run normally is being affected by routine paging, and this can happen when you have a single 64MB swapfile.
  • Reply 45 of 47
    jlljll Posts: 2,713member
    OK, I give in. I just meant it to give you a quick little overlook over your memory situation, and if you have newly created 1GB and 2GB swapfiles (remember they double each time after the first few ones) it could give you a hint about you needing more RAM. (I didn't call it a rule of thumb).



    But perhaps it's a better hint on a server where swapping should be avoided.



    Do we agree on:



    1. Clear out caches



    2. Check paging



    3. Check Photoshop memory allocation



    4. Check memory us of all the involved apps



    5. Check Version Cue



    6. Try a reinstall of Photoshop
  • Reply 46 of 47
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JLL


    But perhaps it's a better hint on a server where swapping should be avoided.



    I'd contest that but I digress.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JLL


    Do we agree on:



    1. Clear out caches



    2. Check paging



    3. Check Photoshop memory allocation



    4. Check memory us of all the involved apps



    5. Check Version Cue



    6. Try a reinstall of Photoshop



    Certainly.
  • Reply 47 of 47
    you could turn off dashboard.. you could turn off the system wide animations.. anyway I have 1 gig of RAM and tiger runs fine on my machine which is considerably slower than yours. BTW Benchmarks show that Tiger is 10-20% faster than panther. I'm sure if you tweak things you should be able to get Tiger running at full speed. Like others said maybe a clean reinstall is a good idea.



    Anyway if you want to gain speed without buying a new machine then you could consider a couple of upgrades: if have not got a core-image ready graphics card you might consider buying one as well as upgrading your machine to 2 gb of RAM.
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