Parallels hangs when in Crystal viewing mode

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by rfellows, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. rfellows

    rfellows

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    I love the Crystal mode in Parallels 5. However Windows XP seems to run slow and Parallels hangs. I'm running OS X 10.6.2, Parallels 5.0.9310 and Windows XP SP3. I have Parallels performance optimized for the virtual machine, I'm using MacLook and Shared Profile. Anyone else having this issue?
     
  2. Shaddam IV

    Shaddam IV

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    how much memory does your mac have? how much memory have you assigned to the VM?
     
  3. rfellows

    rfellows

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    2GB total, 1GB assigned to the virtual machine
     
  4. Shaddam IV

    Shaddam IV

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    Try this: optimize for Mac OS X, and set the VM memory to 768 M. If you don't need 3D acceleration turn it off and reduce the Graphics memory to 4 MB.
    The trick on low-memory Macs is to find the optimal balance between VM memory and Mac memory. I am running Windows 7 in 816 MB on a 2 GB MBAir and this is working quite well for me. Good luck!
     

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