Need help on how to make my computer faster for processing photos in Lightroom and Photoshop

crazycobra2000

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Not sure if this is in the right forum but just wanted to know ways of optimising my computer for photo editing in Lightroom as it's lagging a lot and slowing down my workflow, thanks. Preferably options whichc don't involve upgrading hardware completely.

XPS 13
XPS13 MLK (9360), Windows 10 Home English
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7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7200U (3MB Cache, up to 3.1 GHz)
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13.3” FHD AG (1920 x 1080) InfinityEdge display
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8GB LPDDR3 1866MHz
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256GB PCIe Solid State Drive
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Intel® HD Graphics 620
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Killer 1535 802.11ac 2x2 WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1
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XPS13 MLK (9360)
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Killer N1535 Driver
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USAFRet

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Lightroom and PS are RAM hungry.

I changed from an i5-3570k and 16GB DDR3 1600 RAM to an i7-4790k and 32GB DDR3 1600 RAM.
Importing RAW pics into Lightroom saw a solid 25% time reduction.

Part of it was the CPU, part of it was the RAM.
 

USAFRet

Splendid
Moderator


Lightroom and PS are RAM hungry.

I changed from an i5-3570k and 16GB DDR3 1600 RAM to an i7-4790k and 32GB DDR3 1600 RAM.
Importing RAW pics into Lightroom saw a solid 25% time reduction.

Part of it was the CPU, part of it was the RAM.
 
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