VMWare Fusion RAM Allocation

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by davel2430, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. davel2430 macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2014
    I'm running a new MBP w/ 2.9 GHz i7 and 8GB RAM. Run VMWare Fusion, and I'm wondering what the best allocation would be.

    Fusion defaults to 2048 MB and 1 processor, but I can increase both. Will be running Excel pretty heavily with files up to 150MB.

    Any thoughts on how best to allocate?
  2. Quackers macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2013
    Manchester, UK
    I think I have mine set to 3GB or so and 2 processor cores, running Windows 8.1 in VMWare Fusion 5.
  3. magnumpi macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2012
    My settings are two cores and 4 GB RAM out of 8. No issues so far.

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