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hello, i been using VM for awhile and when i run a single one it runs smooth enough, but when i try to run 2 i get a black screen for a few seconds when switching between them. how can i fix that? it is if like the VM froze for that few seconds
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Exactly what are you running?
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im running 2 mid end mmorpg, yes it does seem to lag when 2 games are on at the same time.
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im running 2 mid end mmorpg, yes it does seem to lag when 2 games are on at the same time.
Um, wait a minute, you said your thread was about a virtual machine.

Start over from the beginning and explain your ENTIRE SYSTEM CONFIGURATION from top to bottom.
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post #5 of 8
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it seems that when i run the games on the VM i lag when switching from one VM to another, i get a black screen and froze for a few second

i have 1 core 1gb ram and 100gb in each VM

it seems it was taking its time to load the graphics, while in loading screens i can switch back and forth no problem.

not sure how to fix it, thats why im asking here
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OK, how about the rest of the details? What are you using for virtualization? What is the host OS? What is the guest OS? What are the hardware specs? When I said ENTIRE SYSTEM CONFIGURATION, I really DID mean EVERYTHING.
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post #7 of 8
This sounds exactly like not enough RAM. how much RAM do you have on the host machine? If you have 1GB for each VM, you need to have at least 1.5GB of RAM for a host. This comes out to 4GB total. If you have vista in any of the VMs or a host that number should go up to 6 or 8 GB.
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post #8 of 8
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i actually found the problem, when i was running 2 VMs they were on the same window (not OS window), and i switch them through the tabs on the window. after i run each VM on their own windows they work fine and can run as many as i can.

also another thing is to put the VM on maximized window would help reduce lag because i run my main mmorpg on max graphic on window mode, so when the VMs are maximized it would take away the stress on the gpu and cpu in the background.

yeah thats pretty much it, im bad at explaining things.....
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