Elements: PSE 8 freezes in OSX 10.8.5 a little better with PSE12 but still there

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Photoshop Elements Version 8.0 with MAC OSX 10.8.5 stops working / crashes.
With Phtoshop Elemens Version 12 better but still stops working / crashes too.

I am working with big amount of data. I tried to use purge via terminal which helped a little but I am not satisfied. With elements 12 it became more stable but today it crashed agin. I am hearing a high sound when the program crashes. Might be that the SW is trying to read from memory or hardrive. I have to start complete computer when it occurs. It is NOT a hardware problem that's for sure.

I am assuming something with memory allocation or RAM ?!
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We couldn't know what the cause is without the crash report.
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There is no crash report. Photoshop elements stops working without any report. Mouse pointer is changing to color wheel and doesn't come back until I type "purge" into the terminal window in MAC. Sometimes it recovers, most of the time not.
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Then it hasn't crashed. If it crashed, there would be an OS crash report dialog, followed by the Adobe crash report dialog. What you are describing is a hang or freeze of the application. Crashes and Freezes are very different behaviors (as different as "car stalled" versus "car exploded").

And purge is a command to purge the OS file buffers -- so if that makes the app recover, then there is most likely a problem with your disks or a network filesystem.
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Thank you for you answer. I am not in a network file system. I do not think that there is a problem with the hard drive. Because if I restart Photoshop Elements 8.0 it freezes at startup at "Memory is dimensioned".
When I restart the MAC everything works fine until the next freeze occurs when I am working on my photos.
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Yes, that means that there is a problem with your system.
Most likely it is a problem on the hard disk. Use Apple's disk utility to check and repair your disk. You might also want to make sure that you have a good backup of your disk, in case the disk is going bad.
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I have checked the disk. Apple's disk utility did not find any error.