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Excessively Slow System with Parallels and ACT! 2012 on MacAir

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Excessively Slow System with Parallels and ACT! 2012 on MacAir

Sage ACT! Pro 2012 Version 14.1.108.0, Hot Fix 5

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac  1GB CPU memory allocated to VM

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

MacAir

 

With Act! open and running Windows 7 runs extremely slowly.    The system pauses and hangs for a second or several while it waits for CPU. Task Manager shows heavy CPU use by SqlServr.

 

I have tryied setting SQLServr to low priority in Task MAnager but that doe snot help.

 

Is there a way to make Act! less of a CPU hog in this configuration?

 

Since this would imply I think heavy disk useage I wonder if that means Act! may seriously shorten the life of the disk?

 

Closing Act! restores normal speed to the system.

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Re: Excessively Slow System with Parallels and ACT! 2012 on MacAir

Because the SQL Server controls the database I wouldn't set it to a low priority. The problem your having sounds like you have the memory available to the virtual machine set to low and it's being forced to do a lot of memory swapping between the actual memory and the virtual memory on the hard drive. The RAM setting you're using is the minimum for the ACT! program.

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