High CPU usage

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by esgargs, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. esgargs

    esgargs

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    I am running XP Professional. It is a clean install with about 30 processes after startup. Muting sound reduces CPU usage by about 5%, although turning off the Parallels tools doesn't do much.

    Also, might just be the way Windows handles the command key, but when I press Command+Tab to switch between Windows, Parallels ends up expanding my Start menu in addition to OSX switching my active application.
     
  2. Andrew @ Parallels

    Andrew @ Parallels Parallels Developers

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    It is bug - thank you for reporting. We will address it in upcoming update.
     
  3. esgargs

    esgargs

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    After trying out the beta all day, I have to say that the graphical performance is subpar compared to that in the last released build. Right clicking takes a long time to bring up a context menu, for example. Window redraws are also pretty slow.

    I hope these problems are fixed in the GA. Overall, I am pretty impressed :D
     
  4. agranovsky

    agranovsky Bit Poster

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    Andrew,

    None of these made a major impact (I did have USB disabled previously), but thank you for trying. I hope you get it right soon; it still would be nice if you could give us a hand with downgrading to 2.5 (I have an outstanding support ticket related to that, but so far -- crickets).

    Thanks,
    Alex
     
  5. maztec

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    I love how you address the command bug, which has been experienced.. but not the high-cpu and ram usage bug.

    I repeat - I can come down to Renton and let you run anything you want on my Mac w/ Vista (although I assume you have computers of your own with these setups) to try and figure out what is causing this problem.
     
  6. esgargs

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    I uninstalled the beta and went back to 4560. The graphical performance in the beta was terrible, and I couldn't figure out a way to disable the shadows without going in full screen mode.

    Hope the GA is better.
     
  7. David5000

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    When I close ("Exit") Parallels Tools Center (PD 2.5.3124, XP Pro SP2), I get the message, "Shutting down the Parallels Tools Center will stop the Clipboard Synchronization and the Time Synchronization. . . ."

    What do these synchronizations actually do? Is it advisable to turn them off?

    David
     
  8. jmstacey

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    Clipboard sync lets you copy and paste between the guest and host OS. Time sync keeps both the guest and host operating system times the same.
     
  9. David5000

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    That is what I thought. Doesn't sound as if they should be disabled, so I wonder why Andrew suggested it?

    David
     

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