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When i have my Windows 7 VM running(1 virtual process, 2 gb mem off a External Drive) My MBP slows down considerably and if you look at the activity monitor theres nothing else on but all my memory is tired up.

Any ideas on what could be causing this??

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How much memory do you have? Looks like you've got 4GB (if my eyes aren't wrong). Bog down how? Virtual machines do tend to bog down the system somewhat.

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Yes i do have 4gb. When i mean bog down, any other multitasking i want to do just seems to be sooo slow. Listening to iTunes, using Safari and maybe having a text editor up as well.
I thought having the VM's memory set to 2gb would only use up 2gb of my MBP's memory but it seems to take up more.
You can see with just the Virtual Machine open, nothing else besides Activity Monitor up, i only have 52MB of Ram left.
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You can see with just the Virtual Machine open, nothing else besides Activity Monitor up, i only have 52MB of Ram left.
No I can't, see above.

If I boot a VM using 1.5GB of memory (with 4GB in my MB), I notice a slow down. Nothing huge but there is definitely some lag. You have to remember that you're trying to run two operating systems at once. What are you doing in the Windows VM at the same time?

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Right now im just using it to download Youtube videos and silly stuff like that. But when spring break is over i will be using it for C#, C++ programming, Microsoft Visio and some other Microsoft specific programs.
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