Parallels and OSX

Discussion in 'macOS' started by abta1, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. abta1 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I'm running parallels win7 and allocating 2Gb RAM for it and it runs fine. However, OSX is a tad sluggish. Switching tabs takes time in safari,changing workspaces etc have a similar problem.

    My MBP is a 2010 2.4Ghz i5 with 4GB RAM, is it a lack of memory that causes this?
     
  2. emiljan macrumors 6502

    emiljan

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    Michigan
    #2
    Yes. Your allocating too much memory to Parallels. I would suggest some more ram. Upgrading to 8GB or ram should smooth out the performance.

    For smooth performance on on windows and OSX i would suggest you only allocate no more than 25% of your total memory.
     

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