14 Replies Latest reply on Jul 19, 2016 6:53 AM by tcc63791338

    Best (or pretty near it) System for PS and Lr if You Are a Photographer




      I am on a budget (less than $1000) and need to upgrade my computer system so that I can use Photoshop and Lightroom without worrying about freeze ups. Here is what I currently run:

      Computer: Hewlett-Packard

      Model:  500-424

      Type:  x64-based

      OS: Microsoft Windows 10

      Processor: AMD A8-6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics, 2000 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)

      Installed Physical Memory:    (RAM) 16.0 GB

      Total Physical Memory:         14.9 GB

      Available Physical Memory:     11.5 GB

      Total Virtual Memory:          15.3 GB

      Available Virtual Memory       11.4 GB

      1 TB internal storage + 1 TB external drive


      With the above system I have been experiencing PS and Lr freezing problems and I am beginning to think that I need a faster processor and a better graphics card system. What would the community recommend? Thanks in advance!