Windows 7 Problem

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by DJ-R, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. DJ-R macrumors regular


    Feb 17, 2010
    I got a problem here:

    I was trying to run Windows 7 on Parallels 6 and I set to 2 CPUs and 2GB RAM but it was horrifying slow that I notice my ram down to 16mb left. WOW.

    Now, I wonder if it's the best just to bootcamp without having two OS running on top each other in this situation.

    My system spec:

    MacBook Pro 15
    Core i7 2.66Ghz
    4GB RAM
    500 GB @ 7200 RPM

    Something is not right that running on parallels is almost unusable.
  2. RRmalvado macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2010
    There's something definitely wrong with your Win7 config/install. I have it running very well on 1GB of RAM in Parallels 5.

    My MBP is the 2.4 Core i5.

    EDIT: Don't worry about RAM usage as that's what modern OS's do in terms of caching.
  3. ghostrider1200 macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I am running the exact configuration that you are with the same settings. Windows 7 is flying, it is Mac OS that is dog slow for me when I have the VM running. I have 8GB on the way - hopefully it will solve my issues.


Share This Page