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graphics processor acceleration problem / ps cs6 beta / osx

May 7, 2012 2:02 PM

anyone knows this problem? osx 10.7.3 / geforce 8600M gt / MacBookPro3,1 / PS CS6 beta

 

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  • Noel Carboni
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    May 7, 2012 3:38 PM   in reply to dididadada

    I'm no Mac expert, but as I recall some of those Macbooks actually have two GPUs, one for power-saving and one for faster operation.

     

    If you do have this kind of system, try disabling the power-saving option so that only the high powered nVidia GPU is active.

     

    -Noel

     
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    May 8, 2012 9:12 AM   in reply to dididadada

    Hmm, so something about the graphics switching or the driver is causing problems, and the driver is either giving errors or reporting that it can't meet the requirements for CS6.

    Could you post the top portion of the Help -> System Info log, both with and without the external display connected?

    That should give us some information on what is going on.

     
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    May 8, 2012 9:43 AM   in reply to dididadada

    >> Grafikkartenspeicher: 97 MB

     

    Video Card Memory: 97 MB

     

     

    That's WAY below the limit to use OpenGL in Photoshop CS6.  I'm guessing there is more available when the external display isn't attached.

     

     

     

    >> Grafikkartenspeicher: 110 MB

     

    Hmm, more available, and I'll bet it's just enough to enable basic GPU mode, but not 3D features or shaders.

     
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    May 11, 2012 9:28 AM   in reply to dididadada

    Well, in a MacBook you can't change the video card.

     

    You can ask Apple to increase the memory allocated to the graphics system in their driver software.

     

    But there's not much else you can do except upgrade to a more powerful machine.

     
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    May 11, 2012 11:02 AM   in reply to Chris Cox

    Chris Cox wrote:

     

    You can ask Apple to increase the memory allocated to the graphics system in their driver software.

     

    Seriously, Apple only gives the GPU a hundred megabytes max in a 4 GB machine, and it's not user configurable?  I'm floored.

     

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