Best processor for virtual machines

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by Jiffyman, Oct 18, 2006.

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What type of processor would be best to run VMs on

  1. Intel

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  2. AMD

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  3. Don't know or doesn't matter

    66.7%
  1. Jiffyman

    Jiffyman New Member

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    What type of processor would be best to run virtual machines on Intel or AMD.
     
  2. Shane

    Shane ComputerForum Fanatic Staff Member

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    I dont think it realy matters i mean i use Virtual machines and its more ram that you need realy not processor.

    Your processor should be fine.
     
  3. apj101

    apj101 Administrator Staff Member

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    both intel VT and AMD Pacifica are fine maintstream options
     
  4. tlarkin

    tlarkin VIP Member

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    It is all about RAM. If you plan on running VMware of any type I would suggest at least 2gig of RAM. When you run a VM you have to allocate a chunk of ram to that virutal OS. You would want at least 512 if not a whole gig to the virtual machine depending on what you are doing with it.

    What are your ultimate goals for running virtual machines, there are less taxing ways to run cross platforms...
     
  5. Shane

    Shane ComputerForum Fanatic Staff Member

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    Yes because if you dont allocate a chunk of ram to that virutal OS then it will be slow as hell and your Host OS will become unstable with the lack of ram and crash like mine did:D

    I alocated 256Mb for Virtual leaving 256Mb for the host (Xp) and it was fine but slow.
     
  6. tlarkin

    tlarkin VIP Member

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    256mb for an OS is not really my cup of tea, sure it will run but not the way you want it to. I know when I run windows xp via parallels on my macs at work it is nice to have 2gig of ram so I can allocate 512 or more to the virtual windows machine
     
  7. Shane

    Shane ComputerForum Fanatic Staff Member

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    Its not my cup of tea either:D But thats how it goes when your stuck with only 512Mb of ram.

    I only wanted to try out a few Linux distros on it anyway so 256Mb was plenty realy.
     
  8. Geoff

    Geoff VIP Member

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    Just so people don't start quoting me here, I accidently voted for Intel, but in reality both AMD and Intel are perfectly fine, with the right chips.
     
  9. Shane

    Shane ComputerForum Fanatic Staff Member

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    Well isnt intel recomended if you do alot of multitasking anyway?

    Doesnt realy matter though,Soppose there just the same.:)
     
  10. Archangel

    Archangel VIP Member

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    oooohhhhh....you voted intell?!?! :eek: :D :p
     

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