Photoshop CS6: 3D Extrusion Not Working

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I'm running a new iMac:
3.4GHz i7
OS X 10.9.3

The option for "New 3D Extrusion" is grayed out no matter what I do. I've verified I'm in RGB, tested both 8-bit and 16-bit, set RAM to optimum range, and every other "solution" someone's found, all to no avail...
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Chris Cox

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That probably means that the 3D features are disabled for some reason.
Check Help -> System Info to see what Photoshop knows about your GPU.
And check Preferences to make sure OpenGL is enabled.
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Open GL is enabled. Here's the sys info (on my work iMac, not quite as good as my home iMac, but experiencing same issue):

Adobe Photoshop Version: 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00) x64
Operating System: Mac OS 10.9.3
System architecture: Intel CPU Family:6, Model:30, Stepping:5 with MMX, SSE Integer, SSE FP, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, HyperThreading
Physical processor count: 4
Logical processor count: 8
Processor speed: 2930 MHz
Built-in memory: 8192 MB
Free memory: 3504 MB
Memory available to Photoshop: 7314 MB
Memory used by Photoshop: 71 %
Image tile size: 1024K
Image cache levels: 4
OpenGL Drawing: Enabled.
OpenGL Drawing Mode: Advanced
OpenGL Allow Normal Mode: True.
OpenGL Allow Advanced Mode: True.
OpenGL Allow Old GPUs: Not Detected.
OpenGL Version: 2.1 ATI-1.22.25
OpenCL Version: 1.2 (Apr 25 2014 22:04:25)
Video Card Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc.
Video Card Renderer: ATI Radeon HD 5750 OpenGL Engine
Display: 1
Main Display
Display Depth:= 32
Display Bounds:= top: 0, left: 0, bottom: 1440, right: 2560
Video Renderer ID: 16915202
Video Card Memory: 1003 MB
Video Rect Texture Size: 16384
Serial number: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Application folder: Macintosh HD:Applications:Adobe Photoshop CS6:
Photoshop scratch has async I/O enabled
Scratch volume(s):
Macintosh HD, 1.82T, 1.54T free
Required Plug-ins folder: Macintosh HD:Applications:Adobe Photoshop CS6:Adobe Photoshop
Primary Plug-ins folder: Macintosh HD:Applications:Adobe Photoshop CS6:Plug-ins:
Additional Plug-ins folder: not set
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You haven't installed any of the CS6 updates.
And I can't tell if you have CS6 Extended (which was required for 3D).