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

    Apr 27, 2010
    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


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    this is most likely your problem. Consider upgrading to 4GB and allocating a minimum of 2 GB to each OS.

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


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