Several problems here.
CS5 requires more muscle than CS3. Minimum requirements went up with the new version. This is a common practice with every program, especially since assembly optimizations are effectively a thing of the past.
Memory management on a 64 bit OS allocates at most 75% of all RAM to PR, thus reducing your 2 GB to effectively 1.5 GB.
In general your iMAC is pretty weak for editing anything other than DV and maybe HDV. The CPU, memory and disk setup are bare minimum.
You may be better off with continuing to use CS3 untill your can upgrade to a better system.
mmmm, ofcourse ths's not the answer I hoped for.
I read somewere that I can run Photoshop 32 bits in steds of 64 bits.
Is that an idea? Do you know what the difference woud be?
I would really like to stay on using CS5, because I really like the content aware-thing.
PS sorry for my English, my Dutch is better ;-)
I am having the same problem on my 24" 3.06 iMac with 4Gb RAM. CS 5 takes an age to do even the simplest of tasks compared to CS4.
Way back in the dark ages there were some Intel CPU's at 3.06 GHz and if memory serves me right those were Pentiums. Is that correct?
I am not sure which make of proc
essor I have in the beast, but that does ring a bell. Is there
any way I could check and does it make a difference?
Doh!, Just checked the specs and it is an Intel Core 2 duo, running at 3.06 GHz. Whether it's a Pentium or not, I don't know
all iMacs except for the new 27" are mobile processors (laptop)
the base 27 is also a mobile as is the 3.33GHz option.
only the i5/i7 options are real desktop processors.
so what you have is a laptop with a fancy screen. (great for photoshop but thats it)
add to the fact the included video card is not a supported MPE card..
presently a full MacPro is not much better. no supported MPE video card and multithreading on OSX is no joy either.