Only 16MB of Video RAM on Parallels?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Loyalty4Life, May 8, 2007.

  1. Loyalty4Life macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2006
    Hey guys. Here's what I am using.

    I am running a Mac Mini 1.66 Duo Core computer (last year's model). I am running Vista Business in Boot Camp, and things are very smooth and good. I do have two problems with using Parallels:

    First, the graphics are horrible. I looked and found out that Vista is only using 16MB of total video RAM on Parallel, while Vista on Boot Camp uses 256! :eek:

    There must be some way to fix this - to let Parallels use more than 16MB of video RAM. I do see a visual difference, and I would love to change it for the better.

    Please offer assistance and I would be most grateful. Thanks.
  2. 4JNA macrumors 68000


    Feb 8, 2006
    looking for trash files
    16mb is the default. if you stop vista (shutdown) you should see the configuration page. click on 'memory' and move the video memory slider over. 32mb is as good as it gets in parallels. click ok to save. the change happens the next time you start vista.

    hope it helps.
  3. Loyalty4Life thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2006
    I don't see any changes though to Vista when I do that. It still looks... almost faded. The text especially. What do I do to fix that?

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