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ok got it, dling it now. will i need to resetup ubuntu, or can i just update it somehow?
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Maybe you could just open your VM in 3.0.0? Idk if they are compatible thou, so you may have to go through it again. But that's a good thing, because soon you'll be an ace setting up folding in Ubuntu@VM.
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why now, after i have had vmplayer installed, and i restart windows, its so laggy, however only like 4% of my cpu is being used, but 10% of my 16gb of ram is being used it says, and all i have is chrome opened? How do i get it so i can still use windows without the lag, but use vmplayer when i want to?
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Have you made the VM drive large enough? I made mine about 30GB, of which I have about 20GB free after lots of DLs and ULs. If it is too small, you'll have problems.

Also, how much RAM did you allocate to the VM? If you're folding bigadv and can spare it, I'd allocate at least 4Gb, preferably more like 6GB.
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I gave it 8gb.20gb space I only got 64gb ssd

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Originally Posted by arvidab View Post
Nope.

VMware Player 3.0.0 or here http://downloads.vmware.com/d/detail...QlJSpiZGVkZA==
You still have to manually adjust the .vmx file with the 'numvcpus = "x"'.
Do those of you with 2500k's still run 3.0.0? I wonder if the later ones have effiency improvements or whether vmware workstation would be more efficient for more cores. Back when I looked at vm efficiency for a work project I noticed that vmplayer is 95% efficient for 4 cores running linux 64 on top of win7 64, vs linux natively. However when you increase it to 8, it drops to 80% or so. At the time I wondered if this was why they dropped 5+ core support from player.

>>edit:

Here's the plot of the data I had at the time, this was running on a 980x on vmware player 3.0.0 under win 7, comparing redhat 5.5 64 bit to a native install on the same box.


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Interesting data stren, what kind of calculations did you do?

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I gave it 8gb.20gb space I only got 64gb ssd

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And you have a RAM total of? If your total amount of RAM is 8GB I'd ease the amount for VM down to at least 6GB might even be fine 4GB.
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Interesting data stren, what kind of calculations did you do?



And you have a RAM total of? If your total amount of RAM is 8GB I'd ease the amount for VM down to at least 6GB might even be fine 4GB.
I ran an hour long benchmark for one of the linux tools I use for work. On the tool I can set the number of threads I want to run. I ran it under native linux with 1/2/4/6/8 threads and then ran the whole bunch again in VM player under a dual booted win 7 install. There's probably a reasonable margin of error, but I wondered if it was a motivating factor as to why vmware reduced the free version to 4 threads max in so that people wouldn't see how their scaling deteriorated vs threads. Whether this extends beyond player to their other tools I don't know. I can't imagine that their high end server products don't scale well with threads.
     
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