PS 6, W2K & Via

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Hey has anyone out there had problems running Photoshop 6.0 on Win2000 using Via chipsets (A7V & the like?) I've installed the AMD2000 patch as well as The Microshaft Via AGP patch and the the system still BLOWS with lock ups.

Any ideas? Thanks, Jim
 
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I am running PS6 + win2k on an Asus A7V with no problems.
A question... is your RAM PC100 or PC133?
 
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Hello -

The problem ended up not being PS6 at all. After trying everything (installing 2000 "standard pc", changing bios, drivers, patches whatever) I found my system runs perfect on "normal" (2x AGP) setting in the bios but will crash on "optimal" (4x AGP). This leads me to suspect the issue is related to some obscure Via AGP drive strength problem that some (not all) A7V owners are experiencing... bad run of boards? Anyway no cure so far so I'm going to switch boards to the new MSI K7 Turbo. Would still appreciate your ideas if you have any though. My system:

384 Megs Crucial PC133 CL2
SB Platinum
Linksys NIC
IBM ATA100/7200 30 GIG
Asus GeForce V6600 Deluxe

Thanks, Jim

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Try the via 4 in 1 driver revision 4.28. They fixed alot of my problems, however, this is a computer build in progress, my new parts are in my current computer until I get the parts to finish, I do not intend to go with a Via chipset, unless something improves my outlook on the subject.
good luck.
 
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well I'm not optimistic but its worth a try thanks:)

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Well, before my athalon configuration I had an Asus CUBX motherboard with PC133 RAM in it. Aside from the fact that BX does not officially support 133mhz fsb, my cpu was an 800E (100mhz fsb) so naturally the RAM downclocked to 100. Everything worked flawlessly until I decided to run photoshop. Everytime I did anything cpu/memmory intensive in PS6 the computer would do one of the following things:
1. BSOD with a memmory dump.
2. Randomly restart.
3. Simply freeze.
I thought maybe it was PS6 (as many people were having problems with it) so I went back to photoshop 5.5 which made no difference.

To make a long story short, it was RAM. My RAM was fine but I guess it didn't like to be downclocked. I'll keep that in mind next time someone asks me if it is ok to run PC133 RAM at 100.

What puzzels me is that the system was completely stable. Windows, and any other program was happy... it was only photoshop that was not.
 
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ya I think its easy for those of us who primarily use systems for graphic arts to think its a software issue at first, as products like PS do demand heavy memory system resources... I got misled because the first proggie I installed and used on Win2000 was PS 6 so I jumped the gun a bit here accusing the software; its a Via AGP issue that I suspect can be solved by manually tinkering with the AGP drive strength.

But as far as memory & PS 6.0 are concerned my system flys with the above configuration.


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I had a similar problem with PS5.0. When trying to manipilate large files win2k would freeze and I would have to push the reset button. I read somewhere that for systems with 128mb or less of ram you need to adjust the physical memory usage down to 30%. I did this and it worked.