Ideal VM Ware Fusion Settings

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by TheYankees1903, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. TheYankees1903 macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2008
    I have a Penryn Macbook that is:
    2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    2 GB RAM
    160 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive

    I am running VM Ware Fusion which allows me to run Windows XP within my Leopard Operating System.

    I do however need help choosing my ideal VM Ware Fusion settings for:
    Display (3D Acceleration)
    Processors (1 or 2 Virtual Processors)

    What do you guys recommend?

    Please Help,
    TheYankees1903 :apple:
  2. kalex macrumors 65816

    Oct 1, 2007

    what apps are u going to be using in Windows?
  3. TheYankees1903 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2008
    I Plan To Use...

    I plan to use:
    Some Video Games (Not Graphical Powerhouse Games)

    What settings should I use?

    Please Help,
    TheYankees1903 :apple:
  4. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    If you are going to be running virtual machines very often you need to consider upgrading to 4GB of RAM.

    As far as settings for what you will be doingwith what you got...

    Battery - Do not pass the host power supply status to the guest
    Display - Enable 3D acceleration
    Memory - 1GB (Ideally you should upgrade to 4GB of RAM and set this at 2GB)
    Processors - 1

    I also like to go into the BIOS and disable the 3.5" floppy drive along with all the peripherals.
  5. 147798 Suspended

    Dec 29, 2007
    If you are still around, a couple of questions -- why only 1 processor? Also, why disable the 3.5" etc in the BIOS? Is it a performance issue?

    Final question -- if I had an older iMac that only goes to 3GB, is that sufficient to run VMWare for Quicken, and still have a reasonable Mac experience when VMWare is running?
  6. Macloven macrumors regular


    Aug 25, 2008

    why wouldn't you want to pass the power supply status through? I've used that setting without a problem (I think) but if there's an advantage to shutting it off, I'll give it a try.

  7. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    Battery: Pass it on, doesn't matter.
    Display: 3D Acceleration on.
    Memory: 512MB
    Processors: 1

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