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Windows 7: brushes, erasers lag in photoshop cs4 64

25 Aug 2009   #1
briligg

windows 7 x64
 
 
brushes, erasers lag in photoshop cs4 64

I recently installed Photoshop CS4 64 bit, version 11.01. Even using a paintbrush 10 pixels across, the paint line lags a second behind the cursor. Same for similar tools like eraser and smudge.

My machine crashed yesterday and i got a blue screen saying there had been a clock error. (I didn't manage to get a photo before it disappeared.) I had been working in Photoshop, on a file under 4 Mb.

I run windows 7 64 bit, 7100, my bios and all my drivers are up to date. Kaspersky antivirus came with my mb, but never ran properly. I downloaded an update for windows 7, but still it caused windows to block it, saying there was an incompatible driver (?). I restored the system to before I installed it. That didn't help either.

intel core i7 920, 6 Gb ram, wacom intuous 3 tablet

help???


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25 Aug 2009   #2
TGSoldier

 
 

Welcome

Can you upload the minidump file?
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25 Aug 2009   #3
briligg

windows 7 x64
 
 

okay. how do i do that?
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25 Aug 2009   #4
briligg

windows 7 x64
 
 

There's one .dmp file on my system, it was made at the right time to be for that blue screen. It's 311 MB. Hm.
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25 Aug 2009   #5
briligg

windows 7 x64
 
 

wait, that was memory.dmp, i guess it's a system file... the minidump folder is empty... but i most definitely got that blue screen...
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26 Aug 2009   #6
briligg

windows 7 x64
 
 

alright, if nobody has any thoughts, i'm going to go ahead and reinstall windows
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26 Aug 2009   #7
TGSoldier

 
 

Attachment 25402

Make sure your settings are similar...
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28 Aug 2009   #8
briligg

windows 7 x64
 
 

Well, windows is reinstalled, and everything is updated again (the bios update should still be there, right?) but i have the same problem. just tested it with a 5 pixel brush - it lags half a second or so. maybe that doesn't seem like much, but it makes it hard to draw a precise line.

i just tested brushes in gimp and painter 11. they work fine. i had vista 64 on this machine before and didn't notice any problems with brushes in ps, but i switched os after a week (the machine is new) because it had crashed 4 times, once when nothing was open except a game of solitaire. maybe i just never tried brushes in ps before. 7 has crashed once so far, but it still seems more stable.

anyhow, the problem seems to be between photoshop and the rest of my machine. i guess i'll have to hope a patch comes out, and use painter and gimp for now.
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28 Aug 2009   #9
briligg

windows 7 x64
 
 

btw, never found anything in the minidump. i opened it in explorer. could the file have been hidden? there doesn't seem to be a minidump folder now. Does windows create it when there is a crash? i guess i let that file get lost. well, maybe i'll be lucky enough to have a similar crash...
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28 Aug 2009   #10
TGSoldier

 
 

Is your monitor refresh rate set to 60hz?
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