Running Win7 under Fusion - beachballing

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Azathoth, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Azathoth macrumors 6502a

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    I've been unable to find good information on the setup of a Win7 VM on my new 2010 MBP.

    When running the VM (Fusion 3.1, running Win7 Home ed. 2GB RAM, no 3D, 1 CPU) on my 2010 MBP (Core i5, 4GB) I get quite a lot of beachballing in the OS X part, as well as general slowdown. Looks like there is very little RAM available (40MB free) - how much RAM should OS X be happy with (running Safari, Thunderbird, itunes) - surely 2GB should be enough to run basic productivity sw?

    CPU usage varies between 15-80% (one CPU)



    (I have used VirtualBox on Windows before to run Ubunutu on a 2.5GB machine, with 768MB devoted to Ubuntu)
     
  2. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    This should be in the "Windows on the Mac" forum
     
  3. Azathoth thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I didnt see that forum when I was looking where to post. Any way I can move the post?

    Part of my question is a more general "how much RAM does OS X need to run" though, as I think it would be the same issue if I was running Ubuntu virtually...
     
  4. RaZaK macrumors regular

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    do you have any background processes running?

    Like Superfetch on Windows or anything in Mac OS X?

    it seems odd that 2 GB of RAM is not sufficient for Mac OS X.
     

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