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04/07/2007 01:05:50 PM · #1
how much do you need to run photoshop, bridge, websites, and aim at the same time...and still be proficient?
also....how can you find out how much RAM you currently have?
04/07/2007 01:24:19 PM · #2
OS?

If windows, this might help.

Message edited by author 2007-04-07 13:26:06.
04/07/2007 01:26:05 PM · #3
well im getting a macbook pro...but im going to run windows on it through parralell

paralell allows you to switch back and fourth between windows and OSX

Message edited by author 2007-04-07 13:26:34.
04/07/2007 01:26:35 PM · #4
In OSX, Apple menu, "about this mac."
04/07/2007 01:27:19 PM · #5
I run Parallels too, on my Macbook and iMac intel.
04/07/2007 01:29:13 PM · #6
ok
wow no wonder this HP is so slow it was a gift it was my sisters old one that she never used and its better than my windows 98 crap and this at least runs stuff decent...but im excited to get my macbook
04/07/2007 01:35:19 PM · #7
A good place to start...and usually finish dealing with getting new RAM is at Crucial. I recommend them. Their web-based utility will tell you how much and of what speed your current RAM is as well as how many empty spots are available and what max type of RAM you can use.
04/07/2007 04:10:16 PM · #8
You can never have enough ram. My main desktop that i use for photo editing uses a now-average (but fast) 1Gb, that seems to cope most of the time, but now and again i find myself wishing for another gig - just never get round to actually buying it though. However, the laptop i'm typing this out on is a pitiful 400Mhz Pentium II with an embarassing 128Mb, and that is still perfectly usable for editing even massive images (as long as i'm patient with the disk swapping).
04/07/2007 04:18:48 PM · #9
how much needed? 2Gb minimum

how much do I have? 2Gb

I recently happened upon an HP machine sitting in walmart on clearance for $500, containing an Athlon X2 (dual core) 4200, 2gb RAM, 250Gb SATA 300 HD, and a DVD burner. I bought that, and I can now run Photoshop, RSE, IM clients, Firefox with a bazillion tabs, and Rhapsody (music) with barely a hiccup.

My old AthlonXP and 512mb RAM just didn't cut it. I'd only be able to run one or two apps at a time, and Firefox usage would make Rhapsody skip.
04/07/2007 04:38:00 PM · #10
yes....im quite excited about this whole windows and OS on the same system thing...cause ive seen videos of it and its super speedy and you can be doning one thin somewhere and another thing somewhere else and not affect each other....fo instance run aim photoshop and fire fox on Windows then on mac run like itunes and word
its so convienent...what i really wish they did would be to have a panning screen so if you rin out of room just hit like ctrl+f(insert #here) and it turns tho a blank screen but still the same desktop and just hit the same button to go back....also does anyone on here know how to like transfer a harddrive to another one like put all the stuff on my pc like windows,powerpoint,etc onto the mac w/ windows?
04/07/2007 04:44:35 PM · #11
I run Vista on both my home and work machines and both have 1GB of DDR. That seems to be about right for everything I do, which includes Firefox, Thunderbird, PSE5, PhotomatixPro and all my entertainment apps.
04/07/2007 04:48:19 PM · #12
dealram has a great list of ram prices from various suppliers.

especially if you are going to be running photoshop within parallels, maxing out on ram will be a good investment. i've got 2gb in my core duo macbook (which unlike your macbook pro doesn't have dedicated ram for the video card) and am happy with the performance. it should fly on a core 2 duo macbook pro with 2gb.
04/07/2007 04:54:30 PM · #13
Originally posted by Jib:

y....also does anyone on here know how to like transfer a harddrive to another one like put all the stuff on my pc like windows,powerpoint,etc onto the mac w/ windows?


Uh, yeah, you don't. You re-install all the software on the separate partition that will be necessary to run Windows and OSX on the same PC. Simply copying the software from the old directories won't work because registry entries and windows system files need to be installed to the OS.
04/07/2007 05:03:28 PM · #14
but not if im running it on windows...not OS
04/07/2007 05:11:40 PM · #15
Originally posted by Jib:

but not if im running it on windows...not OS


huh?
04/07/2007 05:13:07 PM · #16
my bad...i thought you meant the mac OS not as in operationg system generally
04/07/2007 05:27:54 PM · #17
Originally posted by Jib:

my bad...i thought you meant the mac OS not as in operationg system generally


oh, gotcha. better to say OSX or OS10/9 whatever for clarity if you're being specific to MAC ;)

AH, I rememeber IBM OS/2... those were the days. Or not.
04/07/2007 05:31:09 PM · #18
haha i have a friend who swears up and down by windows 95...thats ALL he uses i dont know why...hes a programmer maybe thats easier
04/07/2007 05:40:29 PM · #19
Originally posted by Jib:

haha i have a friend who swears up and down by windows 95...thats ALL he uses i dont know why...hes a programmer maybe thats easier


Hell your friend cant even use usb (Even 95 Final with USB requires Win95 Specific Drivers)

Message edited by author 2007-04-07 17:40:41.
04/07/2007 05:45:09 PM · #20
Originally posted by RainMotorsports:

Originally posted by Jib:

haha i have a friend who swears up and down by windows 95...thats ALL he uses i dont know why...hes a programmer maybe thats easier


Hell your friend cant even use usb (Even 95 Final with USB requires Win95 Specific Drivers)


Yeah, and .NET programming is right out, I wonder how he tests code for XP and Vista support? I'm thinking your friend might just think it's cool to be retro, instead of taking things into perspective. He's using a 12 year old OS.
04/07/2007 05:48:35 PM · #21
Originally posted by wavelength:

Originally posted by RainMotorsports:

Originally posted by Jib:

haha i have a friend who swears up and down by windows 95...thats ALL he uses i dont know why...hes a programmer maybe thats easier


Hell your friend cant even use usb (Even 95 Final with USB requires Win95 Specific Drivers)


Yeah, and .NET programming is right out, I wonder how he tests code for XP and Vista support? I'm thinking your friend might just think it's cool to be retro, instead of taking things into perspective. He's using a 12 year old OS.


Hey my 41 year Old car works just fine!
04/07/2007 05:49:51 PM · #22
Originally posted by RainMotorsports:

Originally posted by wavelength:

Originally posted by RainMotorsports:

Originally posted by Jib:

haha i have a friend who swears up and down by windows 95...thats ALL he uses i dont know why...hes a programmer maybe thats easier


Hell your friend cant even use usb (Even 95 Final with USB requires Win95 Specific Drivers)


Yeah, and .NET programming is right out, I wonder how he tests code for XP and Vista support? I'm thinking your friend might just think it's cool to be retro, instead of taking things into perspective. He's using a 12 year old OS.


Hey my 41 year Old car works just fine!


Yes, but does it have air conditioning or airbags?
04/07/2007 05:49:53 PM · #23
well idk but...he does have a current one too but spends most his time on the 95 why?...its beyond me
04/07/2007 05:51:17 PM · #24
Originally posted by wavelength:

Originally posted by RainMotorsports:

Originally posted by wavelength:

Originally posted by RainMotorsports:

Originally posted by Jib:

haha i have a friend who swears up and down by windows 95...thats ALL he uses i dont know why...hes a programmer maybe thats easier


Hell your friend cant even use usb (Even 95 Final with USB requires Win95 Specific Drivers)


Yeah, and .NET programming is right out, I wonder how he tests code for XP and Vista support? I'm thinking your friend might just think it's cool to be retro, instead of taking things into perspective. He's using a 12 year old OS.


Hey my 41 year Old car works just fine!


Yes, but does it have air conditioning or airbags?


Top down is enough A/C for me and i occasionally have a pair of airbags in the passenger seat.
04/07/2007 05:52:47 PM · #25
The bank ran on Windows 95 until about a year ago. The tech guy didn't want to update because, he says, 95 was the last reasonably stable version that Microsoft released. We probably would have stayed on it forever if we weren't forced to upgrade due to software incompatibilities arising from some federal requirements.
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