Hello all! I've had a Windows Laptop with a 2 gig process or and 4 gigs of ram for about 4 years, and everything runs great except for Painter. I use Painter 6 with the Out of Tiles fix and Painter X. After the program has been open for about 5 minutes, the fan kicks on full blast and stays on. Since I'm worried this will burn up my laptop, I make sure to close the program after 30 min - 1 hour.
Even though I've halved the memory, nixed some undos, and stripped my OS to the bare bones, nothing seems to solve the issue. Funny thing is, Painter isn't remotely being a greedy piglet when it comes to system resources. Painter is the only program I have this issue with. 600 dpi files in Photoshop CS4 run smoothly. 200 page books in InDesign 5 with high quality turned on are a breeze.
So is there a way I can limit Painter? It wasn't a hog on my old Win98 or XP systems, and it seems strange it would be on newer hardware. Any help would be appreciated. I'm eager to get back into the swing of things and I'm seriously worried operating it this way will cause some serious wear and tear.