Parallels Desktop 13 - MacBook Pro fans ran full speed and the computer shut down

Discussion in 'Windows Virtual Machine' started by ThinhP, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. ThinhP

    ThinhP Bit poster

    Hi all,
    I was trying to run a 3D game on Windows 10 using Parallels 13. My MacBook Pro fans ran at very high speed and the computer eventually shut down. It happened 2 times before I decided to uninstall Parallels 13.

    What is the problem here and did it do anything harmful to my computer?

    My model: 13 inch 2016 MacBook Pro Touch Bar base config, macOS High Sierra.

  2. CatalinT

    CatalinT Member

    Depending on your VM settings (RAM and video memory specifically) and your MBP configuration (CPU, integrated/dedicated GPU) the VM can struggle with high load on video and/or ram, such as games. I don't think anything was damaged on your MBP. If you read the forum there are a lot of people reporting issues with PD 13 and Win 10. It may take another iteration from Parallels (v14) and another upgrade to get things right.

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