Parallels Performance

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  1. didof993, Mar 24, 2013
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    didof993 macrumors newbie

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    I have install parallels ( i bought them ) and a windows 7 on it.
    I just try to play some games like Battlefield Play***** and it is always lagging.
    When i start up parallels it says 1024MB physical memory while i have 8GB
    Can i make it show 8GB RAM???

    Thanks
     
  2. cookiesnfooty, Mar 25, 2013
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    cookiesnfooty macrumors 6502

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    You will not get great gaming performance in Parallels as it's emulated your best bet is boot camp for that.
     
  3. printz macrumors regular

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    Actually it's something else, and you may be able to fix it. Look in the Parallels virtual machine settings (i.e. right-click the Windows button from the Parallels launch window, and select "settings"). You may find a location in the settings where performance is tuned either for best battery life, or best VM performance. Maximize the VM performance.
     
  4. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    It works best with older Windows XP games and business applications.
     
  5. palmharbor macrumors 6502

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    performance

    Running 10.8.2
    Par. 7
    Everytime I launch it, it has a problem/yesterday is could not find WIN XP
    though it is in the App section of the HD so I had to reinstall XP and it took forever...then xp wanted the damn activation code to be put in again. At that point I gave up.
     
  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    You can allocate more memory in your VM settings but you won't be able to allocate all your memory. As a rule of thumb, you'll get better gaming performance with Boot Camp since it doesn't have the overhead of a virtual solution like Parallels.
     

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