Try to turn off hyperthreading as per these tips: http://aeerrors.myleniumstuff.de/?p=849. Can't vouch for the correctness of the info, though. someoen forgot to send me those 5000 Euros for a MacPro .
What you have is the well documented CS4 Memory Bug that was reported about the same time CS4 was released and Adobe refuses to fix (no a single update for more than 3 years!).
You are not alone:
Just to share a few. But the real kick is the dates on them and no one have a real solution. And Adobe still refuses to fix the problem or provide an update. Adobe just do not care!
But the question is: Are you going to buy CS5 with not updates from Adobe?
If you need to learn more about how lousy is the service, read the Adobe Feedback forum: http://forums.adobe.com/community/general/adobedotcom_feedback
See what other users are saying and you will see that you are not alone.
The question remains: Where is the Update?
CS3 opens faster then my CS4???
Sadly, yes, the old version runs faster
My experience with my MacPro quad core is that it runs much faster than CS3 so I would suggest that you consider looking at your the possiblity of simply deleting the settings folder from your user account.
But sometyhing is not right.
And Hans doesn't know what he is talking about since he has never actually seen CS 4 run on a computer.
Can you be so kind to let us know where can we download CS4 update.
Because CS2 works great with Leopard in a 6 year old macintosh. CS3 with its tons of bugs works faster than CS4. (Fact)
You do not need a very expensive computer to make a faulty software work, a good software runs fine without excuses. (Fact)
So where is the CS4 update?
Tell you lies to all the users with the same Memory Bug problem. You think all of them are wrong?
Here, let me help you with the links:
Once you finished with this part of the list, I will send you another part of the list. So go on, Tell them how wrong they are!
Lambert Walsh, VP, Technical Services of Adobe wrote:
Adobe is committed to providing the most advanced, innovative products and services in the world. Recently, however, our customers have experienced a level of service that is inconsistent with what they expect and deserve. This is unacceptable and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused. We are working diligently to resolve these issues. Click here for a letter from Lambert Walsh, VP, Technical Services.
And you still saying that the problem are the users?
I will ask you to provide a definitive solution to this Memory Bug or I will ask you to stop lying. Because either way you are not helping!
So where is Adobe helping us?
SO do you have a solution for:
The Memory Bug,
It crashes because CS4 considers a font corrupt (even when older versions can use them)
Overlapping Anchor Points
No Icon Preview,
Problem Justifying text
Lousy Customer service http://forums.adobe.com/community/general/adobedotcom_feedback
Crop Mark Bug
Colors are off!
Eye drop is unreliable
I will give you a bag of pop-corn if you fix all that, and I will think of you as a guy with 5 bars!
Here is another fire!
Have you seen Adobe helping us? Noooooooooooooooooooooo!
Give us the solution Wade, because according with you, these people are crying wolf.
Hans this one you have me on and yes there is no excuse for poor customer service, especially when you have a very loyal user base.
There is no excuse including cultural differences and true if this is acceptable in the parts of the workd where the customer service is installed let them be served notice that it is not acceptable in the rest of the world.
That does not change the concept that issue of users considering themselves as victims just because they feel or preceive themselves as being unduly burden financially.
I felt that when I first got my first Mac and had to shell out a lot of money for software it was a bit unfair and I really did not have the resources but I did any way and there were problems not at first but as soon as Apple upgraded and the Adobe applications went wild and so did Quark.
I soon became to understand that even the engineers did not always see the problem and did not always see how to reproduce the problem and often did not know wghzt to do about it until the user, that being me gave them a concrete clue, an I had a hobby of trouble shooting and I also was able to find ways to use the applications so they worked for me and in doing so I sometimes in one day made more money than I spent for my equipment and software and profit in doing so and not just once. I soohn found it was mor productive to find ways t6o point to a possible way of fixing issues and possible ways of making the programs more useful. And everytime Adobe or Apple or Quark or even Microsoft actuallty listened, I was able to make more money form the applications and not only that but it also helped me to do my work more to my satisfaction and broaden the scope of my work so that I can now travel almost anywhere in the world have a good time and profit from it.
On ione hand you can consider yourself a victim on the other hand you csn also perhaps act like a pro, and you are a real pro.
I am sorry Wade,
You forgot to provide a solution or to tell us where is the CS4 update.
Can you answer that?
You can have any opinion of me, but you are avoiding to answer.