Fusion 4 consuming all my memory

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by elgrecomac, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. elgrecomac macrumors 65816

    elgrecomac

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    #1
    I have an 2011 iMac with 8GB ram running Lion 10.7.1

    Installed fusion 4 and created a VM wiht windows 7. I allocated 3 GB of RAM to fusion figuring I had 5 GB of RAM for the iMac itself. Well...

    the only app running is Fusion and my free memory reaches zero and I hear the hard driving working on overtime. OK, what gives? I have been a big fan of Fusion in the past but version 4 eating all my memory is not acceptable. Suggestions?:mad:
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Free memory is wasted memory. The real measurement that you need to concern yourself with is page outs. It doesn't matter if you 0 free ram, if you have a gig of inactive. Memory management is much different in OSX then windows.
     

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