Parallels running XP and OS X with Pro Tools

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by majikmark, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. majikmark macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2007
    I have OS X and XP running on separate partitions on a single physicle drive. I use Acronis OS selector to dual boot and what I was wondering was if I make my HD 1 single partition and use XP within parallels, would that slow down ProTools on the Mac side? Every once in a while ProTools will give me an error saying high CPU usage or something like that. If Parallels would make it worse, I'll just keep it as it is. Any help would be great. THANKS!!!! :):apple:
  2. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

    Apr 27, 2006
    Running XP in Parallels is just like running a real PC. It will use up CPU, memory and other resources while the virtual machine is running. Because Parallels involves running two operating systems at once (Windows XP and Mac OS X), system resources are consumed more easily.

    That said, I run Parallels on my all my Macs and love it. The dip in performance is more than made up for in gained productivity.

    (don't worry too much about ProTools)

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