Parallel desktop memory

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

  1. Marguz macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    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

    Deedolito

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    #2
    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.

    Cheers!
     
  3. Marguz thread starter macrumors newbie

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