Hi everyone! Q: What percentage of of your CPU does Windows 10 VM use at idle (viewed in Activity Monitor)? [Please also state your Mac model, OS, and whether your Windows 10 is a disk image or installed in a Boot Camp partition.]
I am running Windows 10 Education VM installed on a Boot Camp partition using Parallels 13 on a 2015 MacBook Pro 15-inch (2.5 GHz) with High Sierra. My dilemma: At idle Windows 10 shows a total of 3% CPU usage in (Windows) Task Manager but a whopping 25% under (Mac) Activity Monitor. I have allocated the recommended number of CPU cores, memory, etc. to Windows 10.
In contrast: My Windows 10 Education VM on my 2013 Mac Pro (6-core 3.5 GHz--the "trashcan" model), also installed on Boot Camp, shows only about 5% CPU utilization in Activity Monitor. (All settings are recommended--the same as on the MacBook Pro.)
Looking forward to the results. Thanks!
Last edited: Aug 12, 2018