Why does my Photoshop stop responding when I tried to use Illustrator?

“Not Responding”  whether you are in the design world, a common individual or a tech savvy, this is one of the most annoying message that you can get while using your software. Recently, a really cool gif appeared on Facebook and we thought why not shed some light on this. So, Why does my Photoshop stop responding when I tried to use Illustrator? One main reason is when you don’t respect the system requirements. 

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You, Yes you frequent user of Photoshop or Illustrator – Do you know the system requirements of Photoshop and Illustrator?

System requirements are essential to the good functioning of the software. Provided that the user follows the minimum of these, there will be a smooth and non-lagging experience.

Here are some the system requirements for both Photoshop and Illustrator.

Photoshop for Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 orMicrosoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1. Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 and CS6 applications also support Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. See the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows 8 support.*
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 1 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB (1 GB recommended) of VRAM
  • OpenGL 2.0–capable system
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • This software doesn’t operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.

 

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Photoshop for Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7. Adobe Creative Suite 3, 4, 5, CS5.5, and CS6 applications support Mac OS X v10.8 or v10.9 when installed on Intel-based systems.**
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 2 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB (1 GB recommended) of VRAM
  • OpenGL 2.0–capable system
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • This software doesn’t operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.

Illustrator for Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1. Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 and CS6 applications also support Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Refer to the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows 8 support.
  • 1 GB of RAM (3 GB recommended) for 32 bit; 2 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended) for 64 bit
  • 2 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit graphics adapter
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs
  • Some features in Adobe® Bridge rely on a DirectX 9–capable video adapter with at least 64 MB of VRAM
  • This software does not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.

Illustrator for Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7. Adobe Creative Suite 5, CS5.5, and CS6 applications support Mac OS X v10.8 and v10.9 when installed on Intel-based systems.*
  • 2 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 2 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs
  • This software does not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.

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