Parallels Seperation in Ram?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Bilalo, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Bilalo macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2012
    Oxford, England

    When you get parallel or fusion it asks that you choose how much RAM to use on windows which is what i installed. Now I wanted to ask, say I put 8 gb ram on it and I have 16, when I close the Parallels/Fusion app will my Mac be back to 16 or will it only use 8 whether or not windows is open?

    Thank You
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Once you quit Parallels Desktop and its VM(s), the RAM taken by Parallels Desktop will be free to use for the rest of the OS and all applications.
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    You can easily verify by watching memory usage while launching, using and closing Parallels.

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