Parallels Performance

Discussion in 'iMac' started by JimKirk, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. JimKirk macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I have the I7 with 4 gigs of RAM.

    Whenever i switch to coherence mode where the windows overlap the mac desktop the video performance blows. There is serious lag dragging windows or even using the apps.

    If I switch to windowed mode it performs ok.

    Seems like serious video driver lag with aero.

    Does anyone else have this problem?
     
  2. hitekalex macrumors 68000

    hitekalex

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    Chicago, USA
    #2
    Assume you're using Parallels 5, as that's the first version that adds official Aero support.. But even then, there are video driver glitches. Read the extensive review here:

    http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2009/11/parallels-desktop-5-review.ars/1

    I personally don't bother with Aero and just turn it off.. it's just a useless eye candy, not necessary in VM environment.
     

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