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how to make corel x4 work faster

Discussion in 'Corel' started by tomence, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. tomence

    tomence Very Active Member

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    i just got corel x4 installed on my pc wich uses windows vista and i was surprised how slow these x4 is my previous version x3 worked just fine but these one takes a lot of time to do anything and sometimes it will freeze and say program not responding and will stay like that for like about 5 minutes.
    So does anyone know how to fix these problem maybe change few things around corel or anywhere in vista.
    thanks
     
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  2. Rollie

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    Maybe you need more ram.
    What are you running?
     
  3. Mosh

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    It takes more ram, same thing happened to me. Did remove x13?
     
  4. tomence

    tomence Very Active Member

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    i do have 3 gigs of ram and i cannot put anymore also i think that is enough ram and did remove x3
     
  5. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    That should be enough. We have 3G on one of our machines that run x14. The only thing we run on that one is Corel and versaworks, so there is nothing else on it.
    sorry I was not more help.
     
  6. Rollie

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    I'm running x4 on one machine with 2 gig (the other 4gb) so you seem to be ok.
    While it's running check your performance in the task manager to see what resourses are being used.
     
  7. tomence

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    i guess i am gonna go back to my old pc wich runs xp and install x3 on it
    somehow x4 gives me to much headache i was thinking it would be much better but everything is same so no need for it. I just do lots of truck signs and dont need it for any special hardcore effects.
    at least i gave it a try
     
  8. neato

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    Same problems here. I'm not sure it's Corel though, I'm thinking its Vista. I've just learned to save CONSTANTLY since it crashes so much
     
  9. Mosh

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    I guess I didn't notice the Vista part. We have one system still on Vista and it is slower than the XP and W7 machines we have in the shop. Try putting it on your XP one and see what it does.
     
  10. tomence

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    since you mentioned windows 7 how is it working on that OS
    i was thinking of upgrading to W7 but still not sure if it is the right move to do.
    Also i will try running x4 on my xp and see how it is gonna perform.
    and yes you have to save everything all the time
    i wish they did better job with corel i really like this software coz thats all i use all day long havent touched illustrator at all eventhou i have it but never used it.
     
  11. Mosh

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    My advise is get a system with it loaded already. We have one that is AWESOME. We tryed to just upgrade one and it sucked. We ended up just going back to XP on it. I am not any kind on computer guy, so that miht be part of it. I plan on getting another & system in the next month or two.
     
  12. signage

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    In corel X4 disable live text! It will run faster!
     
  13. neato

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    Just tried to find the live text option, do you remember where it is?

    Also, in searching for that, I found an option for memory usage. It looks like this places a cap on your RAM usage. Mines currently set at 25% (I have 3 gigs). I'm assuming that's the factory setting. Should I change that?
     
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    Yes, your memory should be at around 60%. and change your amount of saves as well. You will be glad you did...
     
  15. neato

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    Cool...and what is the 'Enable Compression' option?
     
  16. tomence

    tomence Very Active Member

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    ok guys can somebody of you tell us step by step how to increase the memory % and cancel live text and whatever else we need to do.

    Also i installed x4 on my old pc which runs xp and has only 512mb of ram
    and you won't believe how fast it works on these machine even x3 on my vista was slower.
    So i guess xp is the way to go.
     
  17. neato

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    that was my fear.

    After another frustrating morning of Corel crashes, I think I'm ready to bite the bullet and upgrade to windows 7.
     
  18. signmeup

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    I was getting worried.....I just ordered x4 and I only have 1 gig of ram but I run XP so I guess I'll be fine.
     
  19. wes70

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    XP and 1.5g ram. Corel X4.
    Had freezing issue and upgraded to a 512 video card...problem solved!
     
  20. tomence

    tomence Very Active Member

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    i forgot to mention that part, I upgraded my graphic card too
    i have geforce with 512ram i think
     
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