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Apr 28, 2018, 04:36 AM
 
Hello,

I have some problems on a new MacBook (not MacBook Pro). There are some problems in InDesign and in iMovie. In InDesign, I can switch from CPU preview to GPU preview, or the other way around, then it works. Is it a software problem? Is there a fix?

It's the latest version of macOS and the Creative Cloud apps.

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Apr 28, 2018, 07:46 AM
 
What exactly are the issues you are experiencing?
     
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Apr 28, 2018, 08:37 AM
 
Hello,

in InDesign, there are issues like images not being entirely displayed.

In iMovie, sometimes, not all film clips are shown - when you scroll, they start to appear.

Other than that, I didn't notice any graphics problems. The store here in the city made a hardware check and said it was okay.

Any ideas?

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Apr 28, 2018, 03:01 PM
 
how much RAM do you have?
     
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Apr 28, 2018, 04:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
how much RAM do you have?
I have 8 GB of RAM.
     
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Apr 29, 2018, 12:43 PM
 
Which MBP do you have? The CPU/GPU/VRAM hardware may be choke point for the display.

Adobe isn’t particularly conservative with system requirements for any of their apps, though InDesign isn’t really a resource hog. With that said, they do aim pretty high with all of their apps.

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Apr 29, 2018, 05:30 PM
 
8GB seems a little low for creative suite, depending on size of images etc you are using. It does fit the listed requirements though. (my mac at work has 32GB)

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/sys...uirements.html
     
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Apr 30, 2018, 04:17 AM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
Which MBP do you have? The CPU/GPU/VRAM hardware may be choke point for the display.
He has a MacBook not a MacBook Pro. The MacBooks graphics are wildly usuboptimal for creative work. Although to be fair to the MacBook, Photoshop etc are more RAM hungry than GPU intensive. It doesn't take a lot of work to display a static image on the screen.
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Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
He has a MacBook not a MacBook Pro. The MacBooks graphics are wildly usuboptimal for creative work. Although to be fair to the MacBook, Photoshop etc are more RAM hungry than GPU intensive. It doesn't take a lot of work to display a static image on the screen.
I misread his post, and thus my ideas are off the mark.

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