[windows2000] Re: OT: Virtual PC

  • From: "Tim Mangan" <tmangan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 11:45:07 -0500

I guess it depends on what you plan to do with it.  As a single VM for light
work it will be fine.  RAM is probably the weakest link, but only if your
situation needs it.





From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sorin Srbu
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 2:43 AM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: OT: Virtual PC


Yeah, I know, I expected that too, but not to that degree. The Evo is after
all considered pretty fast still IMHO.


Oh well, win some loose some... I moved all virtual machines to my
stationary, and after christmas I'll ask my boss for a new stationary with
at least 2GB RAM, maybe an Amd64 x2 (3500-4200 or so) running of a mobo with
nforce4 chips, and two really big harddrives (200GB each or so) and raid0
them. Hopefully this'll be enough for some years to come <crossing fingers>.


Maybe you guys on this list could say whether the above hardware should be
ok for running VMs?



-----Original Message-----
From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Tim Mangan
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 5:34 PM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: OT: Virtual PC

I would also expect that a "portable" likely has a slower memory bus.  Free
disk space on the host (and I suppose fragmentation) may also have quite an





From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Kenzig
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 9:01 AM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: OT: Virtual PC


Yes CPU speed makes a huge difference with VM's.  And for whatever reason
depending on the version of EVO we have found that some of them run a lot
slower then they are supposed to for whatever reason.  You are also not
taking into consideration what else is running on these systems that may
take up memory/cpu etc.  For example are you using different Antivirus
programs or the same on each one. 

Check your memory/cpu usage prior to run the VM's and make sure you are
comparing apples to apples. 




Sorin Srbu < wrote:

Hi all,

I cloned a virtual machine (win2k3 sp2) image and ran one on my portable
and one on my stationary box.

Why would the stationary computer run the virtual machine so much
faster? It's actually no difference running a real win2k3 server on real
hardware than this virtual machine...

Both virtual machines run with the same ram setup (384MB), and so on.

Portable: Compaq Evo N800c (Intel P4-M/1,8GHz, 1GB RAM, 7k rpm Hitachi

Stationary: OEM (Amd Athlon XP/3000+ (approx 2,2GHz), 1GB RAM, 7k
Seagate HD).

The stationary does have a faster cpu, about 400MHz more, but should
this really make a difference?? Or is it a RAM performance issue? Or
something else?



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