Quickbooks Slow using Parallels Windows

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  1. Gunner9m macrumors newbie

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    Quickbooks is at times very Slow using Parallels and Windows. Sometimes 15 minuets to open QB. At times when windows is updating, QB will not work at all.

    I have an IMAC mid 2011, 12 memory

    I'm thinking of buying the new 5k retina, 32 memory, 1T Flash
     
  2. phrehdd macrumors 68040

    phrehdd

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    Could you provide more info on your set up. Does your iMac have dual or quad processor? Also, what are you settings for Parallels?
    1) How much RAM do you allocate
    2) How many processors do you allocate
    3) What version of Windows are you using and is it 64 or 32 bit?

    Both of these will make a difference. There are other things you can do including getting rid of overhead that isn't required to run Windows.

    I use Parallels with a quad 2.0 Mac Mini and run Windows 7 Pro 32 bit. It runs reasonably well as I allocate 2 processors, 8 gigs of RAM.
     
  3. Gunner9m thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011)
    2.7 GHz Intel Core i5
    12 GB 1333 MHz DDR3

    Windows 7 64

    I changed CPUs: from 1 to 4; changed Memory from 1GB to 4GB

    If I go higher on the memory it shows red line

    I had forgotten the location possibilities. I will work QB and judge the performance.

    Thanks for input!!!
     

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