Parallels and OSX

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

  1. abta1 macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2010
    Paris, France
    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


    Jan 25, 2010
    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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