Parallels/ Ram Question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jarenado, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. jarenado macrumors regular


    Sep 4, 2007
    So turns out everything I use at work, works on my mac. Granted one website I have to use doesnt. So I'm going to get parallels so that I have IE and can use it. I have 512mb of Ram, I know I need more to run parallels without hanging all the time, will 1g due the trick, or do I need to get 2g?

    P.s. I already tried IE 5 for mac, its the latest version out there and it didnt work.

    P.s.s. I have to use IE because the site has a digital key or encryption of some sort that will only allow IE to access the site.
  2. ivi7 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2007
    1 gb should be enough even though 2gb would be better
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    How much RAM does Mac OS X need to run well? How much RAM does Windows need to run well? Add these numbers together. The sum is how much RAM you need to run both at once. A lot depends on your option of what "run well" means.

    I would say 1gb at the low end. 2gb is much better.

    Look seriously at VMware. then decide if you like that better.

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