Confused by excessive memory allocation

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by Chae, Nov 15, 2021.

  1. Chae

    Chae Bit Poster

    I'm running Windows 11 ARM on a M1 MacBook Air with 8gb RAM.
    CPU and memory allocation is set to automatic: 3gb memory for this machine.
    However when I'm running Parallels it's using over 6gb RAM according to activity monitor, any ideas as to what's going on here?
  2. GampaA@Parallels

    GampaA@Parallels Staff Member

    Hello @Chae , The RAM consumption of the Parallels process you mention is the memory being used by the virtual machine, if you assign 2 GB of RAM to it you see that process use up to 2 GB, depending on how the virtual machine uses RAM the value will vary, but the values of around 1GB for a Windows VM are totally normal. It's Virtual Machine , so it will take some spaces , when comes to RAM. Thanks, Parallels Team.

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