RAM issues

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bobbypotluck, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. bobbypotluck macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2009
    I'm looking into buying some additional RAM for my MBP in order to run vista in parallels coherence mode. At the moment i only have XP installed and it uses up almost all my memory when i run it alongside osx. I allocated 512mb ram, and i know at minimum to run vista i need 1gb free. If i upgrade my ram from 2gb to 4gb, would i be able to allocate more ram to parallels and run vista more smoothly along with osx?

    What are some of your configurations concerning memory on parallels to get vista running smoothly?

    or should i just not even waste my time with vista and keep xp running :). that's what i'm leaning towards.
  2. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003
    The question isn't should you get 4 GB of RAM, the question is why haven't you gotten it yet? ;) Really, 4GB is like $40. Max out your RAM, you'll be so happy you did.

    As far as Windows, normally I'd say get Vista and screw XP but Windows 7 is slated to be released later this year so there's no real reason to jump to Visa now. Just hold on to XP for now and get Windows 7 when it comes out.
  3. elgrecomac macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2008
    San Diego

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