Why does PS eat up all the RAM and slow to a crawl?

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Why does PS eat up all the RAM and slow to a crawl? 
I am hoping some of you Pro users can help me with this. 

 

Within 15 min of starting a project, PS eats up 20 gigs of Ram and slows to a crawl. Running the SudoPurge command in terminal used to work. The only thing that works now is to quit and restart PS.

 

I've streamlined PS preferences, decreased history states, reduced and increased Cash and Tile sizes. I have a dedicated SD drive for working files and scratch disk. and run PS off another drive.

 

I’ve been dealing with this for years and never found a way to keep it running smooth or fast for long. Is this as good as it gets?

 

 

System:

iMac: (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)

OS: Monterey 12,2,1

Processor: 4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7

Memory: 32 GB 1867 MHz DDR3

Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4 GB

 

Adobe Photoshop 2022 is updated

 

Project spec:

.psd

4500x4500 Pixels. (500 MB)

RBG

50 to 100 layers.

 

Preferences:

25 History states

Cash level: 2

Cash tile size: 132K

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When you say "run PS off another drive" - do you mean you are running PS on your local Mac HD?

 

Kevin Stohlmeyer
Adobe Community Professional/Adobe Certified Instructor

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Yes, PS is on my local HD, 

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Can you confirm your project specs? 4500 px RGB even with 50 -100 layers is only 57-60 MB. Are you utilizing smart objects in your files? 

What percentage RAM are you allowing PS in your Performance preferences?

 

Can you also go to Photoshop/Help/System Info and copy/paste the report in here?

 

Thanks!

Kevin Stohlmeyer
Adobe Community Professional/Adobe Certified Instructor

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Hi Kevin,

 

Thanks for the feedback, 

 

My project specs are:

.psd

4500x4500 Pixels. (500 MB saved file size)

RBG

50 to 100 layers.

 

Letting PS use 80% of RAM

 

I have not been using smart objects.

I just recently read about using smart objects to save file size. and will start utilizing.

 

Here is PS system info:

 

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Hi Aaron -

I am new at this, helping othrs with Photoshop. After looking over your problem, what kind of external drive are you using for your scratch disk? An SSD? or a rotating disk? If an SSD your scratch disk is not the problem. If a rotating disk, fragmentation could eat you alive. You are using your scratch disk to hold all of your history states. Does your scratch disk hold any other data?

 

You have enough RAM and it looks like you may have allocated enough RAM to Photoshop. So the first thing I would do is to look at the efficiency of Photoshop. To do this:

  1. At the bottom of the Photoshop image window there is a hiden menu indicated by a ">" symbol.
  2. Click on the ">" symbol and in the menu, choose Efficiency.
  3. If the value in the indicator is less than 100%, Photoshop has used all available RAM and is using the scratch disk.
  4. If the efficiency is less than 90%, allocate more RAM to Photoshop or add more RAM to your system.

 

I also suggest going to this Adobe website: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-slow-lags.html.

 

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Yes, I am using an external SDD drive. 

This Drive is just a scratch disk for PS, with nothing else on it.

 

Samsung T7 Portable SSD

USB 3.2 Read up to 1,050 MB/sec Seq. Write up to 1,000 MB/sec Seq.

 

Someone mentioned it might be my GPU, 

AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4 GB

 

Do you think adding a secont GPU would have any positive effect?

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This may help if you would like to give it a look:

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/optimize-photoshop-cc-performance.html

 

 

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I've been through these troubleshooting guides many times, but thank you.

 

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Photoshop is supposed to use up all available RAM, and that will happen very quickly (even for moderate file sizes). That's why you have a scratch disk. There is no such thing as "enough RAM", ever. RAM is not the problem here!

 

So from everything described here, it appears your scratch disk is the bottleneck. That's what you need to look at.

 

The scratch disk needs to be on a fast drive, not external if it can at all be avoided, and you need to have enough free space. To keep Photoshop operating efficiently, 250 GB should be considered minimum, much more if you work on large files.

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I am using an external SDD drive. 

 

Samsung T7 Portable SSD

USB 3.2 Read up to 1,050 MB/sec Seq. Write up to 1,000 MB/sec Seq.

 

This Drive is only used as a scratch disk for PS, it's 500 gigs, with nothing else on it.

 

another forum mentioned the  GPU, 

 

AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4 GB

 

Do you think adding a secont GPU would help?

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