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Hi all, my first post, and a recent new listener to the podcast, I love it. I work on a dual 2.5 G5, and also more lately on my Macbook Pro Intel Core Duo, both on 10.4.9.

 

Specifically on the MacBook Pro, Photoshop CS2 crashes...all....the...time.... Same for Bridge. Performance overall is quite sluggish - I am actually not impressed with this laptop at all. But for CS2, it really drags things down, maybe that's why? The performance of this machine is on par with a Fujitsu laptop my gf has had for 7 years - ancient and s-l-o-w.

 

I am not a real technophile, but have read something about CS2 not working natively with OS10.4.x.

 

While that may be the reason, is there reassurance of any kind that it's not my machine or something, that there is a genuine problem with CS2 and the Intel Core Duos? This probably means I will have to upgrade to CS3 when it comes out. I have nothing special installed, the MacBook Pro is basically right out of the box. I know a computer cannot diagnosed though a forum, but honestly it's less than a year old with only a few basic apps installed. A call to Apple and they stated the warranty only applies to parts, not to performance (paraphrase).

 

I guess I'm hoping for a "don't worry, it's Photoshop, and CS3 works fine." :)

 

Any thoughts?

 

Thx.

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I also run CS2 on a macbook pro. The problem has nothing to do with OSX. The problem is that Apple never released an update to any of their products to make them compatible with the intel processors. So basically you are screwed and will need to upgrade when CS3 comes out. In the mean time there are a few things you can do. 1) make sure you have all of the RAM you can put in the thing. I actually have only 1GB in my core duo 2.0ghz though and find it about comparable to a Dual G5 2.0 with 1GB of RAM so you should be able to get about similar performance. Also make sure that you remove version tracker as it will cause all kinds of problems and may be the issue if you still have it running/installed. The other thing you can do is download the beta of photoshop cs3 which is mostly bug free [not completely] and about twice the speed of CS2 on an intel machine.

 

The bottom line though is that if you have an intel you are desperatly waiting for cs3 like the rest of us.

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That's pretty much what I thought, and was hoping to hear; others are waiting anxiously for CS3 as well. I do have Version Cue installed, though I don't need it or use it; so will try to uninstall it. I have 1.5 Gb ram installed, though I can't tell if it's having a positive impact on perfomance.

 

Thanks for the reply.

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That's pretty much what I thought, and was hoping to hear; others are waiting anxiously for CS3 as well. I do have Version Cue installed, though I don't need it or use it; so will try to uninstall it. I have 1.5 Gb ram installed, though I can't tell if it's having a positive impact on perfomance.

 

Thanks for the reply.

1.5GB should be fine. CS2 running under rosetta only sees 1GB of RAM anyway so the 512 is really just for the rest of the system.

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