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post #1 of 18
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Hey OC pppppplzz,

i'm wanting to run a lot of virtual machines on my computer but i need to know what i should...

Currently ive got a Q6600 @ 2.40ghz and my motherboard only supports 4GB memory LOL, im wanting to run the computer 24/7 and run one application on the virtual machine all day Eg: like a runscape cheat but not runescape something else lol should i keep the CPU and buy a P5Q mobo and run more ram to get a few more virtual machines running?? but i know i5's are cheap and u can get 80$ motherboards for 1155 so my question here is should i get a i5 with a cheap motherboard that could support like 8-12gig ram or keep the Q6600 and get a P5Q mobo or a EP45 ??? and also would a i5 run more vm's than a Q6600 @ stock speeds??
    
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Yeah the best thing you can do is get a new motherboard and more RAM.
 
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post #3 of 18
Whats wrong with the q6600? If its only 1 vm you are running then you don't really need to upgrade. How intensive is the task it will be running? Also, 4gb is enough for just 1 vm.

I'd say try it out with what you already have, and only if it doesn't work well, consider looking at an upgrade.

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just reread, that you wanted more vm's in the future, so ignore this post lol
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post #4 of 18
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im wanting to run as many vm's as i can cause i have something that the more vm's i run the more applications i can run and make more money on my game i have.
so my question is which will run more virtual machines maybe my 1st post was a little bit hard to understand
    
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What type of CPU load do you expect from the virtual machines?
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well look with my Q6600 and the application i run on each virtual machine i can only run 3 virtual machines maximum with a 8gig ram if i was to run 4 vm's the application will run so inconsistent that i will loose every time so and the application is cpu intensive so it requires good cpu spped to run well so maybe the i5 will be better?
    
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post #7 of 18
Is your gpu enough to play this many games? I don't understand how it will load stress onto your system :s
post #8 of 18
Time for a 6-core and 16GB of RAM!

Seriously, you're only limited by your wallet. More cores + more RAM = more virtual machines.
     
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post #9 of 18
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The more CPU the better the game will run, the game run same honestly even if you upgrade grfx card
    
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post #10 of 18
Budget wise, maybe the 6 core AMD?
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