I found a way to reduce Vista CPU usage

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by feuerri, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. feuerri

    feuerri

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    I just discovered that by changing the Start -> Control Panel -> Power Options in Vista Enterprise (running under build 3150), I was able to reduce the CPU consumption from 37-40% to about 17-20%.

    By default, the Power Options setting was Balanced, but I changed it to Power Saver, and CPU usage went down quite a bit. You might also reduce it further by changing the search indexer behavior under the Advanced Settings when you Edit Plan Settings.
     
  2. constant

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    Can you please post this in the howto forum.
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  3. neosublime

    neosublime

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    Can anyone else verify this?
     
  4. feuerri

    feuerri

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    It probably should be there once it is confirmed to work for more than just me.
     
  5. doggkruse

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    I can confirm that setting the energy settings to Powersaver and disabling any unneeded services brought my parallels cpu from 120% to around 15% :D:D
     
  6. rmeyer52

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    What services did you disable can you please post?
     
  7. sawmac

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    Yes, I can confirm that this works well. My control panel is set up slightly differently so to get to the option described by feuerri I had to go Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Power Options.
     

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