Virtual PC - Slow processor speed

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Software' started by AceGambit, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. AceGambit

    AceGambit New Member

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    I recently installed the newest edition of VirtualPC on my Win7 ultimate machine. Having used VPC 2007 in the past, I was expecting a similar experience. Only to be disappointed when I installed a VM of Win7 Pro, and it was extremely slow. The processor speed reported was 5 Mhz. I find this unusual given my host machine's specs.

    I assured that Virtualization was enabled in the bios, and the integration tools were installed. In the past i have run XP and Win7 in VMs with great success on far less superior machines. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Kurt

    PC Specs:
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    iBuyPower
    OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II x4 925 (2.8G/8M)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-770T - USB3
    Memory
    4X [CORE i7-DDR3] 2GB DDR3-1600 (8GB Total)
    Graphics Card
    PALIT GTS450 1GB (nVidia)
    Sound Card
    on board sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic 1080p LED 24" DVI
    Insignia 32" LCD HDMI
    ThinkVision 19" LCD VGA
    Keyboard
    USB
    Mouse
    Microsoft - Wireless USB
    PSU
    XION 700W
    Case
    (BLUE-LED) NZXT LEXA-S
    Cooling
    120MM Liquid Cooler
    Hard Drives
    40GB INtel x25-V 2.5" SATA MLC-SSD
    WD 1TB 64MB SATA-3 HARD DRIVE
    Internet Speed
    Verizon FiOS - Basic
     
  2. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    I gave up on Windows VMs quite a while ago because of mediocre performance. VMware Player is free and now allows you to create the VM with it. There is also VirtualBox but it was a pain to network. You might have better luck with one of them.
    Joe
     

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