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SDRAM or Video Ram?

By amberii ·
Work with Adobe Photoshop 6.0 - My system Intel P1V, 256 MB SDRAM 133MHz; Video Card is 64MB GeFORCE2-MXAGP. When processing colour pictures my system slows to a crawl (black & white OK). Do I invest in another stick of Ram or can the video card beupgraded? What is the best to get faster processing? Note: Defraged; removed temp; cleaned caches; disabled items on taskbar, etc.
Would really appreciate your input...Thanks :)

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by dmiles In reply to SDRAM or Video Ram?

Purchasing additional SDRAM would be the conventional way of getting better performance from the computer,yet it will be a minimal increase in perforamnce,when using the graphics you may want to use task manager to disable some of the programs running in backgroun while using the graphics program hog.

For clarity VRAM is installed on the video card to relieve some of processing work and free up memory,you can only uprade this by purchasing an additional video card which supports 128m VRAM,which inturn would not help performance,save your money on the upgrading graphics card and invest in more memory on the motherboard.

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by TheChas In reply to SDRAM or Video Ram?

I agree with soulrider, that expanding your video memory wouldn't get you much.

Most of the work in image editing takes place in the CPU and memory. The video card just displays the results. You really only need enough of a video card to displaythe results at the desired resolution.

One thing that might help, is to reduce the AGP aperature setting in BIOS settings. If you are not running games, you can set the aperature to 64MB. If you do run games, you might want it as high as 128MB.

One side note to adding more RAM.
If you are running Windows 9X, I would only add another 128MB DIMM.

There are documented problems with many systems and more than 511MB of ram with Windows 95, 98 and Me.

This problem does not exist in W2Kor XP.

Chas

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by amberii In reply to SDRAM or Video Ram?

Not really sure how this part works - thanks to soulrider and syruphine as well for your input. Chas, a couple more questions though...will the 256 SDRAM I have already be compatible with a 128 DIMM, and if so, is there a special slot order that they should be in? Do I have to resubmit this question in order to get an anwer as the popup said the question will be closed and no futher answers are allowed? Can you e-mail me the answer? Thanks loads

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by Pinoy_Teknik In reply to SDRAM or Video Ram?

It's not a video card, its not a memory it is Photoshop may be you diable the GAmma Loader of the adobe. Try to reinstall the Adobe you should enable it to maximized the performance of Adobe.

SYRUPHIN?

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