Parallels Performance

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  1. didof993, Mar 24, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 26, 2013

    didof993 macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2012
    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???

  2. cookiesnfooty, Mar 25, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 26, 2013

    cookiesnfooty macrumors 6502


    Jul 1, 2009
    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

    Dec 23, 2012
    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


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    It works best with older Windows XP games and business applications.
  5. palmharbor macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2007

    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

    Feb 9, 2011
    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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