Placing photoshop eps's into Illustrator - file size

I used to place very large/high res photoshop eps files into Illustrator (as low res proxy) and it would allow my Illustrator file size to stay very small, however, once I switched to CS5 I noticed the way I was saving the eps's wouldn't show up in Illustrator, it would show as an empty box until I resaved the eps with tiff preview and jpg encoding.  But this makes my Illustrator file huge which is not what I want.  Does anyone that creates large scale graphics know what I'm talking about?  Thanks

feddersfollies wrote:
This setup has been working for years…
Does that mean that you don't even plan to update Photoshop CS to CS6 13.0,6?  That would be a grave mistake.  There were many substantial bug fixes along the way. 
Updating to CS 13.0.6 is completely, totally free.  No expense at all.
If your issue appeared "suddenly", delete and recreate your Photoshop and your Illustrator's preferences.
But update to 13.0.6 ASAP.  There's absolutely no excuse and no valid reason for staying with known buggy versions.  That's just plain nonsense.
If you insist on staying with your "setup" for the reason you state, please don't bother addressing any replies to me.

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