Has anyone run Parallels 3.0 with Boot Camp Partition-Performance?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by RickR, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. RickR macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2006
    When the previous version of Parallels started allowing you to use the Boot Camp partition I went that route. My only issue is it seemed to run so slow, especially during bootup. I then went back to the virtual drive that Parallels uses and is faster. I'm wondering if they fixed this boot camp issue with the newest version of Parallels. Has anyone given it a try?
  2. johny5 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2007
    how do you mean it ran slow? any particular apps/ all apps or disk access?
    I use parallels with my boot camp partition and it seems ok.
    Not blistering fast I might add, but maybe i dont have it setup correctly?
    I currently have a macbook with 3 gig ram and the xp setup currently uses 768k.

    I only use MS office (mainly excel and outlook) and some avaya softphone software in the xp window and both xp and osx used to grind to a halt when I had only 2 gig ram and allocated 1 gig to xp and 1 gig to osx.
    I also have parallels set to give priority to osx as I believe this way osx can keep charge of the whole system, if I gave priority to xp, then both xp and osx may be slow when I am thrashing out some excel sheets! :)

    I also might add that when i load up the avaya softphone app, the macbook fan seems to thrash all the time! I wish I could find a way to change that, have tried dropping the process priority in xp for that app to no avail.
  3. mainomega macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2007
    the only difference performance wise is the startup and shutdown. Since parallels treats this as a 'physical' VM it has to do cold startups. It is a bit annoying but we just leave it running and forget about the start/shutdown times.

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