Win7 + Snow leopard + latest parallels = slow

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by GFBurke, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. GFBurke

    GFBurke

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    This may be a Win7 issue. New MBP 13in.

    -win7 7600 ultimate (tried 64 and 32)
    -latest parallels
    -Snow leopard.

    I even tried Fusion, and same issue. Just horribly slow. Even during running the installer.
    I dug around a bit.. but didnt' find a "Snow leopard | parallels" issues right away.

    Thanks~
    jamie
     
  2. GFBurke

    GFBurke

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    Nobody tried this combo? Not only is it slow, it about kills the whole osx speed as well.
     
  3. jon hemmingsen

    jon hemmingsen

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    Win 7 (32bit RTM), SL 10.6.1, MBP 13 and normal speed

    I am running the same combo on the same machine with good speed but it is worth noting that I am using a fast SSD! Have you tried enabling both CPU's in parallels as well as using a non resizing disk image? Also note that the prebuild MBP drives really not are among the fastest. I changed from 5400 rpm to SSD and now I can code in Visual Studio 2008 while running a postgres database in OSX and everything feels snappy.

    Jon
     
  4. ingaI

    ingaI

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    For me it is working fluently: Installation fast and without problems.
    I only experience problems when it comes to sharing data beetween virtual machine and osx. This really is slow...

    I am on a MAC PRO Quad 2,93GHZ.
     
  5. GFBurke

    GFBurke

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    Hmm, I have not tried to enable dual core in the VM. I'll try.
    Thanks.
     
  6. GFBurke

    GFBurke

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    Well that helped out a lot. Setting the VM to dual core.
    Hey, I attempted to download the 9m Nvidia series vid driver. Looks like it dosn't like it. I assume we can run DX9 with this nvidia card in parallels? I havn't searched around much. But I am just doing this to test Steam|L4D really..
     

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