Illustrator CS4 lagging on my work PC
Posted 01 March 2010 - 01:59 PM
GIS Reference and Instruction Specialist, Stanford Geospatial Center.
Posted 01 March 2010 - 04:58 PM
Also, I would recommend to check-off the "Create PDF Compatible file" option. That may help...
Posted 01 March 2010 - 08:37 PM
I’m using Adobe Illustrator CS4 at work on a PC and have noticed that although the file I’m working on is not all that large I’m getting a ton of lag when doing simple operations like moving type or lines. Every click to activate an object seems to have a pause unlike my work at home using a Mac and much larger files. I also seem to get a deteriorating save time… the longer the program is running the longer each save seems to take until I have to quit and restart. The work PC isn’t super fast but should be able to handle this map with no issues. I suspect some memory settings or something else but don’t know where to make changes to help performance.
I had the same problem some time back and searched the forums. I found this for CS3 (although I CS4) the concepts are the same.
Virtual memory helped me out the most, but there are other good ideas.
Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:40 AM
You may already be aware of this, but the size of the file on disk does not indicate how much memory the file will take to render (an extreme example of this would be a file a bunch of large linked images).
Open Illustrator, make a note of how much memory it is using, then open the file you are working on, make note of the memory again. For example, if the file is using 1-2 GB in memory, and you have only 2 GB RAM, you will be using virtual memory to render that file, so every click on the artboard could result in a disk access as the memory is paged in and out to access the art object.
For memory-intensive work on 32-bit apps, my mac runs smoother than my pc. Illustrator on the mac has 4gb of addressable RAM, on the PC it has only 2gb of addressable ram. That may also be a contributing factor.
Software Development Manager
Avenza Systems Inc.
Posted 09 March 2010 - 10:17 AM
St. Catharines, Ontario
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