Photoshop 12.0: Opening files sometimes causes system lock-up in Mountain Lion (MacOS 10.8)

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I get some bad crashes with Photoshop 12.0. Sometimes when opening a file from Bridge or dragging a PDF onto the PSD icon, my system completely locks up and I have to reboot. This started happening with the new Mountain Lion. I am running a 2 x 3 GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon with 8GB 8MHz DDR2 and an NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB graphics card.
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First, make sure you have at least Photoshop 12.0.4.

But if the whole machine locks up, you're looking at an OS bug, a low level driver bug, or hardware problems.
By far the most common cause is bad RAM, but we've seen bad disk drives, bad power supplies, bad motherboards, bad video cards, etc.