Originally Posted by visiontshirts
She complains that with her Intel P4 3.0ghz and 2GB of RAM using Adobe CS2, it chokes, and has many other issues causing loss of files, abnormal file closure, etc.
The machine has 3 hard drives all over 500GB each. I just changed the scratch drive from the C drive to the F drive last night to see if that helps. The machine also has a an Nvidia GeForce 7950GT video card with 512MB of ram on it. I would think this PC is plenty powerful enough to run these programs, however maybe a PC with the newer core duo processor will work better or should I just look for a MAC?
Thanks in advance!!!
To get the best out of your computer
Drive 1 -C drive - 500 GB - Use this drive for programs only.
Drive 2 -500 GB -or 1 TB internal for files
Drive 3 - Internal if possible..if not....use as external.
Scratch disk is Drive 2 - Don't use the c drive or an external for scratch disk.
Never place files on your desktop, because that is your c drive.
The only files I would place on your c drive if you really need to are files that you use to print and hardly change...such as price sheets.
If you keep your C drive clean, it will always run as fast as the day you got it and you will never have to defragment.
People wonder why their computers slow down, when they load them up.
Keep in mind..... when you add a file it works like this
z X C V B are different files
Later you delete file VVVVVVVV but add file MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
File M was larger than file V
So...part of file M fills up where file V was....then the left over got to another area that is available.
That is why deleting files over and over, leave small spaces, which files have to break apart to fit on the drive
If you do this enough times it slows the computer down so much. to solve this you defragement the drive.
If you only use programs on your c drive, you never have to defragment and you run full speed all the time