Macbook Pro Memory with Windows running

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jwink444, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Jwink444 macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2009
    hello everyone.

    I have the 17in Macbook Pro i5 and use parrellels to run windows on it. the computer currently has 4gbs of ram...a couple of the programs i run in windows kinda of stutter/ slight hang a bit while im using them. Is this due to a lack of memory? and would bumping the memory from 4gb to 6gb help me out?

    thanks for you time

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    How much RAM have you assigned to the Windows VM in your VM settings in Parallels?
  3. Jwink444 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2009
    I let the computer determine how much to use of the memory. I believe that's the name of the option i have it in.
  4. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    check how much RAM the virtual machine is using in Activity Monitor.

    You probably have it set too low.

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