Cant change Parallels 4 settings...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by adamvk, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. adamvk macrumors 65816

    adamvk

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    #1
    So, I want to change the settings for Parallels 4, because when I go to configure, it shows that it is currently only using 512MB of ram, and 128MB of video ram. However, I can't change the settings because it is grayed out, so I cant move any sliders....Anyone know why?

    Also just wanna say, Oblivion runs nicely 1280x800 :)
     
  2. steveza macrumors 68000

    steveza

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    You need to shut your virtual machine down before those settings can be changed. Suspend/sleep/hibernate modes still leave the vm in a running state. You would change the RAM in your physical machine while it was running . . . would you? :)
     
  3. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

    adamvk

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    Ok, thanks, that worked :)

    Also, would upgrading ram to 4GB for parallels help alot?
     
  4. steveza macrumors 68000

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    If you upgrade your system RAM to 4GB then you could give 2GB to your virtual machine which would improve performance.
     

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