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Over time I've fiddled with VBox's system and video RAM many times, with no improvement. As it is, it's useable, but I use it so rarely anyway that it's not worth any additional effort. What I really need is a newer/better/faster PC.

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DBeckett wrote:
Over time I've fiddled with VBox's system and video RAM many times, with no improvement. As it is, it's useable, but I use it so rarely anyway that it's not worth any additional effort. What I really need is a newer/better/faster PC.

Probably right. I am running Danum's latest M11 spin in Vbox and it is running as fast as M11 natively.

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As it happens I just this afternoon upgraded the amount of ram to double of what it was. PURELY for VB running, as it slowed things to a crawl. Right now it is having an install of win7_64 on there, and going at 6gigs+ worth of ram in total, running like a peach both host and guest. It is very important to run a strong enough host.

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RAM is the secret to having a responsive guest and host. Along with a multi-core processor. For most of us two cores are enough for host and guest. But the quads and above run heavy loads way better.
In video the average video card is enough for most of us.

If I was compiling a lot I'd repartition my hard disk and not use a VM for anything except browsing and other light work. Though I can say from what little I know is that things are way better now than just a couple of years ago (in using resources of the host for the guest that is).

I'd do that mainly because I don't want to buy major hardware. :bawling:

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