Have you tried setting the GPU drawing mode to basic?
I'm just starting out in Photoshop, can you explain what the GPU is? I appreciate your response.
The GPU is the Graphics Processor Unit, i.e. your graphic or video card.
There are some advanced graphic preferences in Photoshop that can be set not to attempt to use the GPU for computations.
If you had posted what platform you are on, Mac or Win, we could direct you to the precise location.
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I appreciate your feed back, my system set up is as follows:
Intel core I5 Processor
2.9 GHz CPU
8 GB RAM
Running Windows 7
Service Pack 1
64 Bit OS
Running ADOBE Photoshop CS5.1
The GPU Setting doesn't list a detected video card, the open GL settings is
set to basic mode (and is grayed out), with vertical sync and anti-alias
guides and path are checked.
The info panel continues to pop-up and flash constantly.
So that sounds even more like your video card driver is bad.
You should update the video card driver from the GPU maker's website.