Autocad is slowing the whole machine down..

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by XheartcoreboyX, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. XheartcoreboyX macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2007
    I have been trying to use Autocad 2010 on my MacBook (specs in sign:2.4ghz/4GB RAM) under winxp pro sp2 using the recent version of vmware fusion..

    Everything runs REALLY slow, when i launch fusion and do VERY BASIC 2D work ( I am taking a beginners course at college).

    I would be just using AutoCad on the VM and safari on OS X, nothing more than that.

    I tried running with default ram/cpu settings, tried using nearly 2GB for the virtual machine, tried using 2 cores, but nothing works well...everything runs very slow..

    I'd rather not run bootcamp...but i will do that if there is no other way...I have 4GB of RAM and my machine can't run Autocad properly..

    Thanks for any help.
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    I've found the virtual machines to be quite slow. The OS in the VM just can not exploit hardware features as well as when it is the boot OS.

    One of my customers has a new 8 core MP with 8GB RAM and runs XP SP3 with 2GB RAM and only runs Outlook 2007. It seems sluggish doing this compared to my old Athlon 64 with 1GB RAM.

    If you want Autocad to work quickly you will need to use bootcamp.
  3. XheartcoreboyX thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2007
    Thanks for the input, anyone else?

    I have seen a lot of good reviews about running autocad on fusion, what am i doing wrong here?!
  4. mpuck972 macrumors 6502


    Aug 31, 2007
    Ditch Fusion and do it on Bootcamp. I'm running full blown SolidWorks on W7 on bootcamp with no issues. The virtualization softwares are handcuffed because they have to share system resources with two operating systems running side by side.

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