On opening first image, sniffer_gpu runs, takes 30-45 seconds to query the gpu. Then it terminates, and Photohop goes into "not responding" mode for 30-45 sec. After the first image, everything works fine. PS6 extended, I7 cpu, 64-bit, 32 gb ram, boucoup drive space available, nVidia 680M GPU with 4 gig ram. Card added to the support file, is recognized instantly by Premiere and After Effects, and everything used to work fine in Photoshop. This started a couple of weeks ago, without any apparent changes to the system or software. Ideas please?
OK, so that tells us that something is wrong with your video card driver that is causing it to hang.
Have you updated your video card driver from NVidia's website?
Thank you for your reply. I have the current driver, but that's a good clue, perhaps the (not long ago downloaded) driver is the problem, and I can
try rolling back to the previous version. Thank you, I think this very well may be the variable, I should have tumbled to it myself! Best regards!
Thank you, thank you! your diagnosis was spot-on; I'm guessing there was a bug in the nVidia update I installed when it came out in December, there is a new update for late January that fixed the problem. Much appreciated! / W. B. Vaughan