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Old October 1st, 2015 Oct 1, 2015 8:39:29 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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I don't know about you guys, but with Corel, Photoshop, Illustrator etc.... etc... etc... always needing to run my computer drags. I get the "not responding" and what I call the spinning circle of doom - constantly.

Any recommendations on a computer that will take all that I plan to throw at it? We run lasers, DTG's, cutters etc... all day long. My poor computer.
 
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Old October 1st, 2015 Oct 1, 2015 11:19:52 AM -   #2 (permalink)
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Is your RAM maxed out? Mine was always taking forever when I was switching between Photoshop and Illustrator for different projects. I took my Macbook from 8GB ram to 16GB and it works like a dream.

Check the ability to upgrade your RAM first before dumping the machine; it's waaaay cheaper!
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If you have someone technical in your house, and you use photoshop/illustrator/corel look into upgrading your hard drive to SSD drives. I add 1 for my operating system, and another for my cache files. You can get 120 gb SSD drives for about 50/60 dollars each, and you will reinvigorate your computer without having to spend a lot of money.
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I love SSD. The speed is definitely noticeable and worth the upgrade. RAM is a must. We printed large color posters and the data got messed up at the end(top) of the print when it came out. Turns out we didn't have enough RAM to handle such a large print.
 
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Additional memory and SSD hard drive will make a world of difference unless you computer is way, way out of date.
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Thank you!! I've contacted our local computer Guru and we're looking at the SSD cards now. I have 12 gb Ram and will be upgrading to ... more!
 
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Also look for a dedicated graphics card. That seems to help us. If you are getting something new some of the major brands sell desktops with dedicated graphics cards and Hybrid drives. These drives are both SSD and regular. The SSD has the OS and cache.
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If you're in Maryland PM me about building you a fast "puter"
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Old November 21st, 2015 Nov 21, 2015 6:12:14 PM -   #10 (permalink)
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Thank you!! I've contacted our local computer Guru and we're looking at the SSD cards now. I have 12 gb Ram and will be upgrading to ... more!

Upgrade to 16GB RAM. 500GB SSD. Windows 10.

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Also try to clean files and keep your PC clean form temp files

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
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gnizitigid That is a good program......I use it also
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Always a good idea to have antivirus and malware protection programs installed on your computer.

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If you are on a PC stay away from the bloated retail programs like McAfee, Norton (the worst) and others.

All you need really is what Microsoft offers for free and that is called Microsoft Security Essentials. I have run it now for about four years on my PC laptop without any issues what so ever.

Let me say a thing or two about anti-virus software. Most experts will tell you that they are now a thing of the past. Since Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems are pretty much locked up tight the virus people have turned to other ways of getting into your machine.

Programs such as Java and a few Adobe products such as Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader are much easier to hack and therefore way better targets. "Phishing" emails are still very popular as are hacks within legitimate websites themselves too.

Best way to protect yourself form what the experts say is this;

1.) Be careful of the websites that you visit. You porn downloaders (you know you do it) probably already know this one

2.) Always update programs and operating software when you are prompted to do so. These programs are updated for a reason, especially Adobe Flash, Java and Adobe Reader.

3.) Don't open suspicious emails and NEVER click on email links of files that you don't know what they are.

PC guys are most vulnerable but the mac crowd can have the same problems here and there too.
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If you are on a PC stay away from the bloated retail programs like McAfee, Norton (the worst) and others.

All you need really is what Microsoft offers for free and that is called Microsoft Security Essentials. I have run it now for about four years on my PC laptop without any issues what so ever.

Let me say a thing or two about anti-virus software. Most experts will tell you that they are now a thing of the past. Since Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems are pretty much locked up tight the virus people have turned to other ways of getting into your machine.

Programs such as Java and a few Adobe products such as Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader are much easier to hack and therefore way better targets. "Phishing" emails are still very popular as are hacks within legitimate websites themselves too.

Best way to protect yourself form what the experts say is this;

1.) Be careful of the websites that you visit. You porn downloaders (you know you do it) probably already know this one

2.) Always update programs and operating software when you are prompted to do so. These programs are updated for a reason, especially Adobe Flash, Java and Adobe Reader.

3.) Don't open suspicious emails and NEVER click on email links of files that you don't know what they are.

PC guys are most vulnerable but the mac crowd can have the same problems here and there too.


Some of our customers have dedicated computers strictly for their printers. Not used for any other purposes.

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