Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Mar 09, 2012
    Vmware Fusion really slows MBP even with 8GB Ram
    Ok I have a MBP Mid 2010 with VMware 3.0 and Windows 7 64bit is installed in my bootcamp.

    I have set the settings to 2 processor cores and 5768gb memory. But for some reason it is very sluggish and not what I expected when I upgraded the ram.

    The OS X part is not as sluggish as the virtual machine. Should I switch to parallels? I remember I tried it on my cousins Mac but it was very confusing. What can I do to speed things up?

  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    Late 2013 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Ok I have a MBP Mid 2010 with VMware 3.0 and Windows 7 64bit is installed in my bootcamp.
    If I'm reading your post correctly, you're using your Boot Camp partition with Windows 7 as a virtual machine? In other words, you virtualized your Windows 7 partition? If that's true, then:

    1. Virtualizing a Boot Camp partition does cause slow downs.

    2. I don't believe VMWare 3 is optimized for 64 bit Windows. Upgrade to version 4.0 which is.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Slows down after installing VMWare and Windows 7 on mac
    By danielmyasnikov in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-14-2011, 10:40 AM
  2. MBP RAM upgrade 8GB?
    By Buzzard2010 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-02-2011, 04:14 AM
  3. switching to MBP, will i really need 8gb RAM?
    By nagooyin in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-16-2010, 10:23 PM
  4. 8GB of ram in the new MBP
    By RKC in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-10-2009, 01:44 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts