Performace which is better bootcamp or parallel

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Zizou91, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Zizou91 macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2009
    Hi everyone, I'm having several problems with my parallel it runs too slow and most of the time it get stock and I have to quit the application :S, people told me about buying more ram since I have only 1GB of ram memory. I guess maybe bootcamp could be an option since i can't afford paying 200 dollars for ram, is bootcamp better if I have only 1GB of ram?? I'm not an expert but by logic I think that running only one OS at a time should make my windows faster no?? and also how can I migrate all of my parallel windows to bootcamp is it possible??

    In advantage thanks :)
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Well, Bootcamp will be faster because you're running Windows with 1GB of RAM, as opposed to running Mac OS X with 1GB of RAM and then trying to run Windows on top of that.

    However, more RAM is REALLY needed. You'd be shocked at the performance boost of both Mac OS X and Windows just by doubling your current RAM.
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    ram is reasonably priced if you buy it from 3rd party like owc or newegg.
    The problem you're having is it's paging like crazy.
  4. Zizou91 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2009
    Ok I'm moving to bootcamp but how can i move all my stuff of my windows parallel to bootcamp or do I need to install windows again but now on bootcamp :S (that will be a problem since I need to go to the campus for the windows xp os cd :S)
  5. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003

    Back up any important files (documents, music, photos, etc.) and do a clean install. Remove Parallels and its Windows installation and do a clean installation of Windows on the Boot Camp partition.

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