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Thanks for posting back specs.

The problem you're having is probably due to the integrated graphics chipset, the Intel HD 3000. This particular GPU "borrows" memory from the main system. When the main system has 4 GB of memory installed it will borrow up to 256MB which is likely not enough to do complex rendering. When the system has 8 GB of memory installed the chipset will borrow up to 512MB.

The kind of work you were doing really requires a discrete GPU, however many folks find that the HD 3000 is adequate. Installing another 4 GB of memory (total of 8 GB) will likely help. Also Photoshop needs plenty of hard drive space.
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