Peachtree Accounting Software and Parallels Desktop 4.0

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by screenink, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. screenink macrumors newbie

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    Apr 27, 2010
    #1
    Hey all,

    New member on the forum here. Just created an account to hopefully get some helpful tips on how to speed up my computer. Here's the dilemma:

    I run Peachtree accounting software on Parallels Desktop 4.0 and within minutes Windows XP becomes extremely slow. I'm talking wait 5 minutes just for a window to pop up from the dock slow. I'm thinking I may have too large of a customer base in Peachtree and it bogs down the computer but I'm also thinking that maybe I didn't allot for enough hard drive space on my mac to allow Windows XP to operate sufficiently.

    So here are some specs on my system:

    Macbook Pro
    Mac OS X 10.6.3
    2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

    Parallels Desktop 4.0
    Windows XP
    32 GB of alloted HD
    1236 MB main memory

    Peachtree by Sage Complete Accounting 2010 (SR-1)


    Any information or assistance would be extremely helpful!
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    New England
    #2
    this is most likely your problem. Consider upgrading to 4GB and allocating a minimum of 2 GB to each OS.

    Check OWC/macsales.com for the RAM, it looks like it might run you ~$130.

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