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Amount of Memory etc needed for CS3 CreativeSuite?


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Hi all

Slight Mac novice here! Was wondering how much power on your Mac/Spec of the Mac is needed to run Adobe Creative Suite CS3 (the one with Photoshop/In Design etc etc) on a Mac?

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I have an iMac (and now I have exhausted myknowledge of my machine). It came with 2mgs of ram and I have added 2 because I found PSCS3 not quite quick enough. I think it might be a matter of personal preference. I have no patience. I can tell you that I bought non-Apple Ram at a fraction of the cost Apple sells it for and that I was able to install it myself in under 5 minutes even though I can't tell you anything else. I run iTunes, PSCS3, Multimedia Express and a few other programs simultaneously every time I sit down and I have not found it to be a problem.
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The eMacs at my school run CS3 with 1GB of RAM. <_<" Super laggy if you are running filters or doing crazy stuff in Illustrator and Photoshop. I would recommend 2GB at the minimum.
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1GB can be very laggy at times for me. I STILL need to upgrade. If i can get 4GB, I will finally be able to work on GarageBand and PH at the same time!! I also noticed that ScreenFlow is another memory hog.

as Crimson said, 2GB minimum.

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Thanks very much - is there anything else I need to make sure it has a certain amount of or is it the GB's that are important?

Thank you so much!
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Thanks very much - is there anything else I need to make sure it has a certain amount of or is it the GB's that are important?

Thank you so much!
Not sure what kind of computer you have so you need to do some research on how much RAM your computer can use.

Go to Crucial and download their Scanner, it will tell you what you need.
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GB's and MHZ speed are important. wanna go with the most of each your computer will handle.

1GB with CS3 was not so fun, at one point it told me I had too many layers to add another and my memory was used up...lol
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