I have a budget gaming computer that I put togther, but have realized a new passion for Photoshop . As its a budget computer and I have little to no 'extra' money at the current time, I had a few questions:
1.) How many cores can Photoshop use? I've heard 1,2,4, and 8, some saying it depends on the filter, some saying its this many cores and that's it.
2.) If I overclock my CPU a couple hundred Mhz would that make any difference in performance in Photoshop (I can't seem to find any benchies)? I only have the stock cooler or I would overclock the lights out of the CPU . And I ask as I don't want the stupid jet fan to go off every time I start a program, and i'm not sure if there is all that much performance gain.
3.) I plan on buying an 8GB set of DDR3 RAM soon, as the prices are plummeting. I already have 4GB in the system so:
a.) Would the two sets work together or is it a toss up (I hear the latter, but wanted some personal experience)?
b.) What RAM should I get based on what I have?
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
64GB SSD Boot Drive
AMD Phenom II x4 B45 3.1 Ghz (Unlocked Athlon II x3 445 3.1Ghz)
4GB G. Skill DDR3 1600 Ripjaw Series (Operating at 1333, 9-9-9-24, 1.5v)
MSI GTX 460 1GB Cyclone
1TB HDD Space
500 Watt Corsair PSU