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Ok I have a fairly decent quad core Phenom II overclocked to 4.1ghz and I also have a very old Pentium 4 with HT. I have VMWare that I got while in school. Is it possible to create a virtual machine on the AMD rig using like 1 or 2 cores and 4-8gb of the 16gb of ram and then use remote desktop on the Intel machine to connect to that virtual machine? My wife like to watch shows and movies on the good computer and that leaves me with a choked out pentium I picked up for free but the thing can not do anything above simple web browsing basically. I do not want to game on the machine or anything I just would like a more fluid experience with it. Now the thing is my Phenom has 2xGigabit NIC's both connected to the modem/router and the pentium only has 1x100mbps NIC. So my question is, would remote desktop be able to do what I am asking or is there a better way (and no buying another computer is not an option lol) I guess I could just try it but wanted to see if anyone else has done this before or if it is even possible before I spent hours trying to get it to work. Thanks for the help ahead of time!
    
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well seems like its not an interesting topic. guess I should of typed the word bottleneck in my post, or bulldozer smile.gif anyways I answered my own question. Looks like I can. Still reading into it but if anyone is interested here is the link. http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2005585 Thanks for all the help ocn! thumb.gif
    
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Why not just take the HDD with the movies and put it in the Intel rig?
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Well the movies are not downloaded for the most part. They are streamed off of certain sites and it is very choppy on our 47" 1080p screen so she gets the amd rig frown.gif. Plus I jsut wanna tinker around with something new and if I could get it to work 2 cores on each machine would be plenty of power for the both of us. Looking to get an fx 8120 in the near future and it would be great to have 2 quad core machines by using one cpu. Seems like Bulldozer shines when it comes to this!
    
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Browsing through VNC or Xforwarding is painful.
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Well guys it was a success! I installed VMware 8.0 on the AMD computer and split the resources and then remoted into the virtual machine that I created from the Pentium and it WORKED! The keyboard and mouse function separately (obviously its 2 physical computers but using one physical computers resources) now I am trying to get the sound on the AMD to play through my HD6850 via hdmi port and the pentium to play sound through the amd's onboard sound. Sounds confusing I know but man this is awesome. Breathed new life into an old computer. It runs easily 2 times faster but as I stated earlier, the limiting factor is the old 100mbps NIC its all going through on the pentium. At max transfer thats only 12.5 MBps transfer so not enough for any gaming (not certain on this) but I am stoked. Just thought Id share my experiences!
    
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That's pretty cool lol. GJ thumb.gif
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Heck yea it is man! My kids(ages 3 and 4) also have a really old pentium (i got 2 of them free recently from craigslist hehe) and I am thinking of getting the 8 core fx 8120 and making 2 instances of Windows 7 with 2 cores going to each pentium over the network and have 4 cores on the "main rig" so that one computer will serve as 3 separate computers! Technology is so awesome. I wonder if folding on 3 virtual machines would be any faster than one physical machine folding. Since folding only uses so many resources, it would/should jsut use the same amount of resources per machine? Ah Im babbling that sounds stupid lol I guess it would just be the same. Anyone have any other ideas that you could do while running/using VM's?
    
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