Ok my computer has 10gig of ram and 6 cores and photoshop is struggling to cope with a simple smudge. I checked task manager and I am using 1/3rd of my ram and 50% of my cpu, in fact it has just crashed. The graphics card is an ATI Raedon HD5670 and allocated ram is 90% (8178 gig). If it is struggling to do a task then why do I still have so much spare capacity in my cpu and ram?
I have been amazed how slow photoshop runs with a fast machine but am I missing something here? what spec should you get if you actually want it to work quickly?
Note: If the Adobe web designers can read this then the discussion forum is totally illogical. I actually gave up trying to post a question the other day because it was so hard
Have you updated Photoshop to the latest release? Ther was a problem early on with the Smudge Tool but it has long since been solved.
Choose Help - Updates in Photoshop.