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2020 InDesign/ photshop take 5 minutes to open runs slow

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10.15.4 

iMac19,2

  Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Core i3

  Processor Speed: 3.6 GHz

  Number of Processors: 

  Memory: 8 GB

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Seriously, low-end machine. You should certainly upgrade the RAM but you'll never get great performance out that.

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2020 InDesign/ photshop take 5 minutes to open runs slow

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Catalina

10.15.4 

iMac19,2

  Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Core i3

  Processor Speed: 3.6 GHz

  Number of Processors: 

  Memory: 8 GB

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Seriously, low-end machine. You should certainly upgrade the RAM but you'll never get great performance out that.

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thanks

 

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. In addition to the detailed responses given earlier, I'd recommend checking out Adobe InDesign system requirements on https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/system-requirements.html

and upgrade your machine accordingly. Hope it helps.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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Seriously, low-end machine. You should certainly upgrade the RAM but you'll never get great performance out that.

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Bob's not lying to you. Your i3 processor is a big impediment. But that doesn't mean you can't dramatically improve its performance.

 

You can increase its processing memory/RAM from 8GB to 64GB. This greatly reduces the amount of time your system spends swapping data back and forth between its storage and the processing memory. You can also swap/supplement your HDD/Fusion drive with a dedicated Solid State Drive (SSD), for something like a 10x performance improvement over a conventional hard disk if you use a plug-in 2.5" case SSD, with an additional 4-5x performance gain over that if you use a PCIe SSD board. That's the upside.

 

The downside is that you'll have to carefully, tediously, take the glass screen off the front of your iMac to do any of this. And if you go the whole route and place a PCIe SSD in your iMac for maximum performance gains, fully disassemble the iMac as you dig into its guts to do the upgrades. Unless you're an experienced and confident Mac computer technician, this is deep in "Kids, don't try this at home" territory. Hire a pro.

 

If you want to research this further, I suggest you check out OWC Computing to research your iMac 2019 upgrade options. Not only does it show you pricing, the company has step-by-step videos which show in vivid detail what it'll take to upgrade your iMac. I don't work for OWC; I'm just a happy repeat customer. I help people with system repairs/upgrades all the time, and watching the videos for upgrading your system reminded me why it costs so much to upgrade iMacs. I do that work when clients are insistent, but it's not cheap and I'm not lying when I say working on all-in-one iMacs is the bane of my existence.

 

You can improve your system. But it won't be easy. And it will cost you. But it can be done.

 

Hope this helps you with your decisions. I wish I had better news for you, but I'd rather tell you the truth.

 

Randy

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If Photoshop is taking 5 min to launch there is likely an OS or other software problem. One of the machines in my studio is a 2012 iMac with 8 MB of RAM and Photoshop launches in 6 sec on High Sierra.

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Also, Catalina can have permission issues that affect performance. If you are using your startup drive as Photoshop’s primary scratch disk there could be a permissions problem—with 8MB of RAM you likely will be using the disk for virtual memory. For both ID and PS make sure there is adequate space available on the startup drive. Here’s Apple’s page on Catalina permissions:

 

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203538

 

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