machine lag really bad when operating 6 VM's
Posted on 2008-10-16
processor - intel core 2 quad Q9550 2.83 GHZ
memory - 4gb ram ddr II 800mhz (2*2 dual channel )
storage - seagate 320GB 7200 rpm 32mb
Host - windows xp pro sp3
guests - xp sp3 512mb
there is one "custom made" operation system (xp) and all the rest are cloned - LINKED clone, not a full clone.
when i run 6 VM's ( i run the 1st, than after the 1st finished booting i run the 2nd ....etc ) my machine lag really really bad! and im not even running anything , just the guest xp.
when i check cpu usage and memory usage to see if it's full than i see that everything is alright!
cpu usage is about 10-20 % and memory usage is only 880mb\3200mb (why xp doesnt recognize i have 4 gb?)
i have no idea what can cause my system to lag that badly even though cpu and memory are not even sweating...also when checking core temp , motherboard temp etc. i see nice results around -35c-50c
can it be the hard drive? i find it very hard to believe!
maybe the power supply ? it is 500w, should i buy 550? 600?
maybe because it's linked clone and not full clone?
im desperate here please give me some advise good fellas it's urgent...
thanks in advance, really looking forward to hear from you!
-ps viruses spyware etc are out of the question since the machine works perfectly while using 2-4 vm's