When ever I use PS CS6 for editing more than a couple of images, PS won't load another image completely, so I have to shut it down. Sometimes it stops working on it's own. When this happens, a warning is logged in Win7:
The Desktop Window Manager is experiencing heavy resource contention. Seems to always be video memory related. Not sure what's going on or what I can do about it.
I'm using Win7 - 32 bit; 3G of RAM. Video card is integrated with AMD chip. It's a real hassle to keep rebooting in order to edit images. I used to have Elements 10 on another machine and never experienced any memory issues. I looked at the Task Manager last night and after starting PS, memory use for the app was 450M; after doing two minor (one layer each file) image edits, memory use jumped to 830M, after saving both images. Seems pretty heavy, but I don't know for sure.
You are using a machine that is way underpowered for CS6 or CC. To run corretly you should have a 64 bit program with min. 8 gig of ram and a dedicated video card. Anything less and you will problems like you have reported.
CS6 needs more resources than PSE10.
Thanks Curt. This had crossed my mind. I have the memory, but will need to do a new install to 64bit (my install disk has both version, fortunately). I'll look into the video card as well.
The integrated graphics card may be OK unless you are doing intensive projects like 3D. But it should be a later version like Intel 4000. The key to good graphics card is not a high end card, as middle of road works fine, but you need good drivers.