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Why Illustrator won't use VGA or GPU in laptops and desktops. ?

Apr 5, 2012 7:07 AM

I am really got pissed off with illustrator because it cannot handle big files sometimes. When I apply massive affetcs with many objects..... it says error or it wont apply any effects and it is slow without a GPU.

I hope illustrator can utilize the VGA effectively.

Please Adobe give the illustrator an update to use the VGA in desktops as well as the GPU in Laptops !

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    Apr 5, 2012 8:05 AM   in reply to Elluxtrate92

    I'm pretty sure Ai operates using 2 primary sources of memory: 1.) RAM, and 2.) Scratch Disk space.  GPU refers to the amount of memory available to your graphics card ( if I'm not mistaken ).  RAM usually operates your system and your applications.  Part of that is fulfilling commands.  When it comes to processing effects and saving, Ai usually has to access scratch disk space ( i.e., your hard drive(s) ).  Over time that space can become fragmented and there is not enough "chunks" of space to access and the operation fails.  Try clearing some space and/or check your permissions ( Mac ).  If you are on a PC; run some routine maintanence scripts to clean things up a bit.

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