running simultaneous XP installations

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by perls, May 3, 2007.

  1. perls

    perls Bit poster

    i'm trying to run two instances of windows XP at once

    i can get them open and working just fine

    but then once I start opening programs (a pretty low intensity internet app), one of them grinds to a halt

    I've got a dual 2.66 mac pro with 4 GB of ram -- and I can see in the activity monitor that in total my processer usage isn't exceeding 60% and I've got at least an extra 1 GB of inactive ram... so I don't feel my computer is maxed out really

    anyone been able to do this successfully?
  2. unused_user_name

    unused_user_name Pro

    Are they both reading from the same disk? Check your disk IO/sec and see if the disk is thrashing...

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