Parallel desktop memory

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Marguz, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Marguz macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2012

    I have a windows 7 on my mac using parallel desktop.I configured it to work on 3 GB RAM. My Air has a total of 8 GB of Ram.What does it mean? what happens when I run both mountain lion and windows at the same time, does the ML gets 5 GB and the windows 3? what happens if I run only the ML.Does it get 8 GB or 5 GB?

    Thank you
  2. Deedolito macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2010
    Hey there,

    Parallels grabs the memory for the virtual machine only when it's running (or in stand by mode).

    So only ML running = Full mem for ML,
    Virtual Win7 running = 5GB for ML, 3 GB for Win.

  3. Marguz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2012

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