Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hope for the with what you get

I got my new computer on Monday! It's a pretty little thing. Well, maybe little is the wrong word as the screen is 23" HUGE!

It has way, WAY more memory than old computer has and a bunch of other awesome things that Kevin loves about it.

It's my mother's day present which means I am one lucky girl.

I've named it Lucy.

Lucy was purchased with the hopes of cutting down the amount of  time I spend on the computer designing. I am still trying to get the portfolios out and have quite a bit of work left to do.

The sad news is, while Lucy does run Illustrator a bit faster it's incapable of accessing all of the RAM available and STILL freezes, shuts down, takes forever to change something, gets slower the longer you have it open, or flat out goes on strike.

I've done my research and it wouldn't matter what computer I have. Illustrator cs4 will still have the same flaws. It looks like cs5 will also have the same problem. Something about needing 64bits and Illustrator only using 32bits.

Anyway, my balloon is deflated. BUT, I still have Lucy and she will be a TON better for everything else and I will just continue to practice my patience and time management when it comes to Illustrator.

Not bad qualities to get a lot of practical experience I guess we can call this a win....kind of.


Brianna said...

Think of all you can get done while waiting on Lucy... it may be a multi tasking blessing in disguise. ;)

JD said...

How sad. I run Illustrator CS5 with no problems. Have you adjusted your scratch disk settings to free up your RAM for only the memory needs to run the operations and not the storage of temporary file information? Let me know if there is anything I can do to help, as a deisgner I know how hard it is to create when your computer isnt functioning properly. Are you running a 64-bit or 32-bit operating system?

Chrissy said...

I was going to suggest that maybe my dad or my brother would have some ideas that would help, but I see he's already beaten me to it. :)

Being only barely computer literate the most I can do is tell you I really like what you named her...

April Weeks said...

What Josh said.
(ha ha, like I know)