Running Win7 under Fusion - beachballing

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

  1. Azathoth macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2009
    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


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    This should be in the "Windows on the Mac" forum
  3. Azathoth thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2009
    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


    Jul 13, 2008
    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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