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How much machine do i need to work PROFESSIONALLY with cs programs: creating brochures, booklets, advertising items, huge photographs,artwork using Ill and Phs, and maybe some videowork. I don't want to invest in something just for my recently home hobby. I got this offer: Intel P4 640 3.2 GHz 800mhz LGA775 Ram PC4200 DDR-DIMM 1024MB Seagate 200GB, 7200RPM S/ATA Radeon X600 128MB DDR PCI Express, VIVO/DVI-I What about Ram: Iwas told that Photoshop worked slower with 2048MB than 1024MB??? I would appreciate any comment and advice D....

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    Default How much machine do i need

    How much machine do i need to work PROFESSIONALLY with cs programs: creating brochures, booklets, advertising items, huge photographs,artwork using Ill and Phs, and maybe some videowork.
    I don't want to invest in something just for my recently home hobby.
    I got this offer:
    Intel P4 640 3.2 GHz 800mhz LGA775
    Ram PC4200 DDR-DIMM 1024MB
    Seagate 200GB, 7200RPM S/ATA
    Radeon X600 128MB DDR PCI Express, VIVO/DVI-I

    What about Ram: Iwas told that Photoshop worked slower with 2048MB than 1024MB???
    I would appreciate any comment and advice
    D.
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    dirgnis@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: How much machine do i need

    That sounds pretty fair to me. Why not download the trial version and run them ragged?
    Scott_Falkner@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: How much machine do i need

    Photoshop can sometimes run slower on some systems if you allocate too much physical memory to it. Older versions of Windows (like Win95, Win98 and WinME) did not have very good handling of large amounts of RAM. Of course, the newer CS and CS2 PC versions of Illustrator and Photoshop will only work on Win2000 and WinXP.

    The system described above should perform just fine for Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign work. It may also perform adequately for video work as well. However, you get more trouble free results in video capture and editing when working with a system that has more than one physical hard disc. Dropping frames during capture is the biggest problem to avoid.

    Problems are even less likely to occur when that second physical disc is attached to a separate controller. It doesn't cost very much to set up a system to do this. A good PCI-based SATA or Ultra-ATA controller expansion card can be purchased for $30 to $100. And then you just get whatever sized hard disc will work for your budget and machine. Just make sure it has at least 8MB in cache and a minimum 7200rpm speed.
    Bobby_Henderson@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: How much machine do i need

    Thanks for advice
    d.
    dirgnis@adobeforums.com Guest

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