photoshop on a 166mhz computer

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i installed photoshop to my computer
my computer: 166mhz 32 ram i did not think it would ever work but i cant have anything going at the same time lol
any one know the what the min is for installing that?
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Sys req's for Photoshop CS:

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System requirements


Windows

Intel® Pentium® III or 4 processor

Microsoft® Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 3 or Windows XP

192MB of RAM (256MB recommended)

280MB of available hard-disk space

Color monitor with 16-bit color or greater video card

1,024x768 or greater monitor resolution

CD-ROM drive

Internet or phone connection required for product activation




Macintosh

PowerPC® G3, G4, or G5 processor

Mac OS X v.10.2 through v.10.3

192MB of RAM (256MB recommended)

320MB of available hard-disk space

Color monitor with 16-bit color or greater video card

1,024x768 or greater monitor resolution

CD-ROM drive


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its not going to work, PhotoShop takes at least 28 to 35 of your RAM.
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28 RAM to 35 RAM. thats what i meant
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28 to 35Meg of RAM is what he meant :)

And that is before you've opened up those huge 6.1MBit photos into it :)
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I'm amazed it even loaded.
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virtual memory... a wonderful thing... wonderfully slow ;)
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Yeah I had photshop running on my win98, pentium180, 64mbram, and 800x600 resolution, with a few IM windows open, scanning images, a few IE windows open, music playing and I had about 3-4 small images open up in photoshop.

It's very slow with really big images like letter size with 300 resolution and a few layers. I haven't used it in a while becuase I don't have much space left on my HDD, when PS starts it makes a 180ish MB virtual memory file, and I have about 50MB after that left.

one more day and I get my new computer fixed, then I can actually use photoshop...
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digitalMedia wrote:
Sys req's for Photoshop CS:

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System requirements


Windows

Intel® Pentium® III or 4 processor

Microsoft® Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 3 or Windows XP

192MB of RAM (256MB recommended)

280MB of available hard-disk space

Color monitor with 16-bit color or greater video card

1,024x768 or greater monitor resolution

CD-ROM drive

Internet or phone connection required for product activation






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280MB of available hard-disk space

Color monitor with 16-bit color or greater video card

1,024x768 or greater monitor resolution

CD-ROM drive

Internet or phone connection required for product activation

is all i have and it opens and it opens big files fine it just is a little slow
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That would mostly be your processor and RAM -- you could buy additional RAM, but given the apparent age of your computer it won't be that cheap and will probably have to be installed in pairs (EDO) and will probably be hard to find. You probably have two 16 MB chips in it at the moment. Upgrading your processor is probably not practical either. You could get a whole new computer and 17 inch monitor from Dell for about $580 -- roughly the price you'd pay to upgrade processor and RAM.

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