PS CC2014.2.2 Performance Problems: Quick Select and Refine Edges

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I have been experiencing horrible performance with the various Photoshop CC editions using the quick select tool and refine edges.

When I use the quick select there is about a 2 second delay before it starts to show any selection and then a 2-10 second delay as it lags behind the cursor movement to expand the selection.

Refine edges is virtually unusable. When I set a radius for edge detection there is a medium delay with the spinning disk which I think is fairly normal. However when I make further refinements such as decontaminate colors or I try to pick the refine radius tool photoshop freezes for 5-15 minutes.

What I have done so far:

- CS5 and CS6, which are both still on my computer, work just fine.
- My video card driver is up-to-date.
- I have tried all performance options: turn off use graphics processor, use graphics processor with drawing mode Basic.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here is my system info:

Adobe Photoshop Version: 2014.2.2 20141204.r.310 2014/12/04:23:59:59 CL 994532 x64
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
Version: 6.1 Service Pack 1
System architecture: Intel CPU Family:6, Model:14, 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: 2935 MHz
Built-in memory: 16375 MB
Free memory: 8764 MB
Memory available to Photoshop: 14665 MB
Memory used by Photoshop: 70 %
3D Multitone Printing: Disabled.
Windows 2x UI: Disabled.
Highbeam: Enabled.
Image tile size: 128K
Image cache levels: 1
Font Preview: Medium
TextComposer: Latin
Display: 1
Display Bounds: top=0, left=0, bottom=1600, right=2560
Display: 2
Display Bounds: top=0, left=2560, bottom=1600, right=5120
OpenGL Drawing: Disabled.
OpenGL Allow Old GPUs: Not Detected.
OpenGL Drawing Mode: Basic
OpenGL Allow Normal Mode: False.
OpenGL Allow Advanced Mode: False.
AIFCoreInitialized=1
AIFOGLInitialized=1
OGLContextCreated=1
NumGLGPUs=1
glgpu[0].GLVersion="2.1"
glgpu[0].GLMemoryMB=256
glgpu[0].GLName="GeForce 7900 GS/PCIe/SSE2"
glgpu[0].GLVendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
glgpu[0].GLVendorID=4318
glgpu[0].GLDriverVersion="9.18.13.783"
glgpu[0].GLRectTextureSize=4096
glgpu[0].GLRenderer="GeForce 7900 GS/PCIe/SSE2"
glgpu[0].GLRendererID=658
glgpu[0].HasGLNPOTSupport=1
glgpu[0].GLDriver="nvd3dumx.dll,nvd3dum"
glgpu[0].GLDriverDate="20130131000000.000000-000"
glgpu[0].CanCompileProgramGLSL=1
glgpu[0].GLFrameBufferOK=1
glgpu[0].glGetString[GL_SHADING_LANGUAGE_VERSION]="1.20 NVIDIA via Cg compiler"
glgpu[0].glGetProgramivARB[GL_FRAGMENT_PROGRAM_ARB][GL_MAX_PROGRAM_INSTRUCTIONS_ARB]=[4096]
glgpu[0].glGetIntegerv[GL_MAX_TEXTURE_UNITS]=[4]
glgpu[0].glGetIntegerv[GL_MAX_COMBINED_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS]=[20]
glgpu[0].glGetIntegerv[GL_MAX_VERTEX_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS]=[4]
glgpu[0].glGetIntegerv[GL_MAX_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS]=[16]
glgpu[0].glGetIntegerv[GL_MAX_DRAW_BUFFERS]=[4]
glgpu[0].glGetIntegerv[GL_MAX_VERTEX_UNIFORM_COMPONENTS]=[1024]
glgpu[0].glGetIntegerv[GL_MAX_FRAGMENT_UNIFORM_COMPONENTS]=[2048]
glgpu[0].glGetIntegerv[GL_MAX_VARYING_FLOATS]=[32]
glgpu[0].glGetIntegerv[GL_MAX_VERTEX_ATTRIBS]=[16]
glgpu[0].extension[AIF::OGL::GL_ARB_VERTEX_PROGRAM]=1
glgpu[0].extension[AIF::OGL::GL_ARB_FRAGMENT_PROGRAM]=1
glgpu[0].extension[AIF::OGL::GL_ARB_VERTEX_SHADER]=1
glgpu[0].extension[AIF::OGL::GL_ARB_FRAGMENT_SHADER]=1
glgpu[0].extension[AIF::OGL::GL_EXT_FRAMEBUFFER_OBJECT]=1
glgpu[0].extension[AIF::OGL::GL_ARB_TEXTURE_RECTANGLE]=1
glgpu[0].extension[AIF::OGL::GL_ARB_TEXTURE_FLOAT]=1
glgpu[0].extension[AIF::OGL::GL_ARB_OCCLUSION_QUERY]=1
glgpu[0].extension[AIF::OGL::GL_ARB_VERTEX_BUFFER_OBJECT]=1
glgpu[0].extension[AIF::OGL::GL_ARB_SHADER_TEXTURE_LOD]=0
License Type: Subscription
Serial number: 96040793481448670300
Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2014\
Temporary file path: C:\Users\Rory\AppData\Local\Temp\
Photoshop scratch has async I/O enabled
Scratch volume(s):
Startup, 465.8G, 289.5G free
Required Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2014\Required\Plug-Ins\
Primary Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2014\Plug-ins\

Installed components:
A3DLIBS.dll A3DLIB Dynamic Link Library 9.2.0.112
ACE.dll ACE 2014/08/12-23:42:09 79.557478 79.557478
adbeape.dll Adobe APE 2013/02/04-09:52:32 0.1160850 0.1160850
AdbePM.dll PatchMatch 2014/09/07-21:07:38 79.558079 79.558079
AdobeLinguistic.dll Adobe Linguisitc Library 8.0.0
AdobeOwl.dll Adobe Owl 5.2.4
AdobePDFL.dll PDFL 2014/08/18-15:13:12 79.512424 79.512424
AdobePIP.dll Adobe Product Improvement Program 7.2.1.3399
AdobeXMP.dll Adobe XMP Core 2014/08/20-09:53:02 79.156797 79.156797
AdobeXMPFiles.dll Adobe XMP Files 2014/08/20-09:53:02 79.156797 79.156797
AdobeXMPScript.dll Adobe XMP Script 2014/08/20-09:53:02 79.156797 79.156797
adobe_caps.dll Adobe CAPS 8,0,0,13
AGM.dll AGM 2014/08/12-23:42:09 79.557478 79.557478
ahclient.dll AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library 1,8,0,31
amtlib.dll AMTLib (64 Bit) 8.0.0.122212002 BuildVersion: 8.0; BuildDate: Wed Jul 30 2014 15:59:34) 1.000000
ARE.dll ARE 2014/08/12-23:42:09 79.557478 79.557478
AXE8SharedExpat.dll AXE8SharedExpat 2013/12/20-21:40:29 79.551013 79.551013
AXEDOMCore.dll AXEDOMCore 2013/12/20-21:40:29 79.551013 79.551013
Bib.dll BIB 2014/08/12-23:42:09 79.557478 79.557478
BIBUtils.dll BIBUtils 2014/08/12-23:42:09 79.557478 79.557478
boost_date_time.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
boost_signals.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
boost_system.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
boost_threads.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
cg.dll NVIDIA Cg Runtime 3.0.00007
cgGL.dll NVIDIA Cg Runtime 3.0.00007
CIT.dll Adobe CIT 2.2.6.32411 2.2.6.32411
CITThreading.dll Adobe CITThreading 2.2.6.32411 2.2.6.32411
CoolType.dll CoolType 2014/08/12-23:42:09 79.557478 79.557478
dvaaudiodevice.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvacore.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvamarshal.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvamediatypes.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvametadata.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvametadataapi.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvametadataui.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvaplayer.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvatransport.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvaui.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvaunittesting.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dynamiclink.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
ExtendScript.dll ExtendScript 2014/01/21-23:58:55 79.551519 79.551519
icucnv40.dll International Components for Unicode 2013/02/25-15:59:15 Build gtlib_4.0.19090
icudt40.dll International Components for Unicode 2013/02/25-15:59:15 Build gtlib_4.0.19090
igestep30.dll IGES Reader 9.3.0.113
imslib.dll IMSLib DLL 7.0.0.154
JP2KLib.dll JP2KLib 2014/06/28-00:28:27 79.254012 79.254012
libifcoremd.dll Intel(r) Visual Fortran Compiler 10.0 (Update A)
libiomp5md.dll Intel(R) OpenMP* Runtime Library 5.0
libmmd.dll Intel(r) C Compiler, Intel(r) C++ Compiler, Intel(r) Fortran Compiler 12.0
LogSession.dll LogSession 7.2.1.3399
mediacoreif.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
MPS.dll MPS 2014/08/18-23:43:19 79.557676 79.557676
msvcp120.dll Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2013 12.00.21005.1
msvcr120.dll Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2013 12.00.21005.1
ONCore9.dll ONCore 7.0.0.0
ONCoreFoundation9.dll ONCoreFoundation7 7, 0, 0, 0
ONDocument9.dll ONDocument 7.0.0.0
ONProxySupport9.dll ONProxySupport 1.0.0.0
pdfsettings.dll Adobe PDFSettings 1.04
Photoshop.dll Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 15.2.2
Plugin.dll Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 15.2.2
PlugPlugExternalObject.dll Adobe(R) CEP PlugPlugExternalObject Standard Dll (64 bit) 5.0.0
PlugPlugOwl.dll Adobe(R) CSXS PlugPlugOwl Standard Dll (64 bit) 5.2.0.54
PSArt.dll Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 15.2.2
PSViews.dll Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 15.2.2
SCCore.dll ScCore 2014/01/21-23:58:55 79.551519 79.551519
ScriptUIFlex.dll ScriptUIFlex 2014/01/20-22:42:05 79.550992 79.550992
svml_dispmd.dll Intel(r) C Compiler, Intel(r) C++ Compiler, Intel(r) Fortran Compiler 12.0
tbb.dll Intel(R) Threading Building Blocks for Windows 4, 2, 2013, 1114
tbbmalloc.dll Intel(R) Threading Building Blocks for Windows 4, 2, 2013, 1114
TfFontMgr.dll FontMgr 9.3.0.113
TfKernel.dll Kernel 9.3.0.113
TFKGEOM.dll Kernel Geom 9.3.0.113
TFUGEOM.dll Adobe, UGeom© 9.3.0.113
updaternotifications.dll Adobe Updater Notifications Library 8.0.0.14 (BuildVersion: 1.0; BuildDate: BUILDDATETIME) 8.0.0.14
VulcanControl.dll Vulcan Application Control Library 5.0.0.82
VulcanMessage5.dll Vulcan Message Library 5.0.0.82
WRServices.dll WRServices Fri Mar 07 2014 15:33:10 Build 0.20204 0.20204
wu3d.dll U3D Writer 9.3.0.113

Required plug-ins:

3D Studio 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Accented Edges 15.2.2
Adaptive Wide Angle 15.2.2
Angled Strokes 15.2.2
Average 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Bas Relief 15.2.2
BMP 15.2.2
Chalk & Charcoal 15.2.2
Charcoal 15.2.2
Chrome 15.2.2
Cineon 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Clouds 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Collada 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Color Halftone 15.2.2
Colored Pencil 15.2.2
CompuServe GIF 15.2.2
Conté Crayon 15.2.2
Craquelure 15.2.2
Crop and Straighten Photos 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Crop and Straighten Photos Filter 15.2.2
Crosshatch 15.2.2
Crystallize 15.2.2
Cutout 15.2.2
Dark Strokes 15.2.2
De-Interlace 15.2.2
Dicom 15.2.2
Difference Clouds 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Diffuse Glow 15.2.2
Displace 15.2.2
Dry Brush 15.2.2
Eazel Acquire 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Embed Watermark 4.0
Entropy 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Export Color Lookup Tables NO VERSION
Extrude 15.2.2
FastCore Routines 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Fibers 15.2.2
Film Grain 15.2.2
Filter Gallery 15.2.2
Flash 3D 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Fresco 15.2.2
Glass 15.2.2
Glowing Edges 15.2.2
Google Earth 4 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Grain 15.2.2
Graphic Pen 15.2.2
Halftone Pattern 15.2.2
HDRMergeUI 15.2.2
HSB/HSL 15.2.2
IFF Format 15.2.2
IGES 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Ink Outlines 15.2.2
JPEG 2000 15.2.2
Kurtosis 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Lens Blur 15.2.2
Lens Correction 15.2.2
Lens Flare 15.2.2
Liquify 15.2.2
Matlab Operation 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Maximum 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Mean 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Measurement Core 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Median 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Mezzotint 15.2.2
Minimum 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
MMXCore Routines 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Mosaic Tiles 15.2.2
Multiprocessor Support 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Neon Glow 15.2.2
Note Paper 15.2.2
NTSC Colors 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Ocean Ripple 15.2.2
OpenEXR 15.2.2
Paint Daubs 15.2.2
Palette Knife 15.2.2
Patchwork 15.2.2
Paths to Illustrator 15.2.2
PCX 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Photocopy 15.2.2
Photoshop 3D Engine 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Photoshop Touch 14.0
Picture Package Filter 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Pinch 15.2.2
Pixar 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Plaster 15.2.2
Plastic Wrap 15.2.2
PLY 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
PNG 15.2.2
Pointillize 15.2.2
Polar Coordinates 15.2.2
Portable Bit Map 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Poster Edges 15.2.2
PRC 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Radial Blur 15.2.2
Radiance 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Range 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Read Watermark 4.0
Render Color Lookup Grid NO VERSION
Reticulation 15.2.2
Ripple 15.2.2
Rough Pastels 15.2.2
Save for Web 15.2.2
ScriptingSupport 15.2.2
Shake Reduction 15.2.2
Shear 15.2.2
Skewness 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Smart Blur 15.2.2
Smudge Stick 15.2.2
Solarize 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Spatter 15.2.2
Spherize 15.2.2
Sponge 15.2.2
Sprayed Strokes 15.2.2
Stained Glass 15.2.2
Stamp 15.2.2
Standard Deviation 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
STL 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Sumi-e 15.2.2
Summation 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Targa 15.2.2
Texturizer 15.2.2
Tiles 15.2.2
Torn Edges 15.2.2
Twirl 15.2.2
U3D 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Underpainting 15.2.2
Vanishing Point 15.2.2
Variance 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Virtual Reality Modeling Language | VRML 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Viveza 2 2.1.19.1
Water Paper 15.2.2
Watercolor 15.2.2
Wave 15.2.2
Wavefront|OBJ 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
WIA Support 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
Wind 15.2.2
Wireless Bitmap 15.2.2 (2014.2.2 x001 x003)
ZigZag 15.2.2

Optional and third party plug-ins:

Analog Efex Pro 1.0.11.216
Analog Efex Pro 2 2.0.4.323
BackgroundFilter 2.2.16.323
Camera Raw 8.7
Camera Raw Filter 8.7
Color Efex Pro 4 4.3.16.323
Dfine 2 2.2.16.323
FineStructuresFilter 2.2.16.323
HDR Efex Pro 2 2.2.16.323
HotPixelsFilter 2.2.16.323
Merge to HDR Efex Pro 2 2.2.16.323
Nik Collection Selective Tool 2.1.21.323
Perfect Batch 9 Suite 9.0.0
Perfect BW 9 Filter 9.0.0
Perfect BW 9 Smart Filter 9.0.0
Perfect BW 9 Suite 9.0.0
Perfect Effects 9 Filter 9.0.0
Perfect Effects 9 Smart Filter 9.0.0
Perfect Effects 9 Suite 9.0.0
Perfect Enhance 9 Filter 9.0.0
Perfect Enhance 9 Smart Filter 9.0.0
Perfect Enhance 9 Suite 9.0.0
Perfect Portrait 9 Filter 9.0.0
Perfect Portrait 9 Smart Filter 9.0.0
Perfect Portrait 9 Suite 9.0.0
Perfect Resize 9 Engine Automation 9.0.0
Perfect Resize 9 Engine Filter 9.0.0
Perfect Resize 9 Filter 9.0.0
Perfect Resize 9 Suite 9.0.0
ShadowsFilter 2.2.16.323
Sharpener Pro 3: (1) RAW Presharpener 3.1.19.1
Sharpener Pro 3: (2) Output Sharpener 3.1.19.1
Silver Efex Pro 2 2.2.16.323
SkinFilter 2.2.16.323
SkyFilter 2.2.16.323
StrongNoiseFilter 2.2.16.323
Plug-ins that failed to load: NONE
Flash:
Libraries
onOne
Adobe Color Themes
Installed TWAIN devices: NONE
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First thing to do is go update your video card driver from NVidia's website - you're missing quite a few bug fixes there (about 2 years out of date).

Next, try increasing the image cache levels to 4 in Photoshop's preferences, then restarting Photoshop.
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I sure appreciate all the time you spend helping out on this forum Chris.
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You're welcome!
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Thanks Chris - I'll give that a try. The NVidia Geforce Experience said everything was up-to-date, but when I ran it then it said there was a new driver.
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That did it. Thanks very much Chris!!!