HP 8540w laptop
Prcessor: Intel Core i7-720QM, 4 cores/ 8 threads
HD: Serial ATA II, 500 GB, 7200 rpm
DispAdapter: NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
Wint7 Pro 64bit on the host system
VMware Vista Bus 32 bit Virtual Machine
On Virtual Machine a 3rd party SW which can use 2 threads
The VM Vista 32 bit setup is now:
1 prcessor 2 cores
50 GB virtual disk
I tested with 1 processor and 4 or 8 cores and it seemed to be slower than with 2 cores.
The 3rd party SW supports only Vista 32 bit and when installed on the VM it is a little bit too slow. It uses heavely prcessor, memory and graphic card. It loads the data (100-400 MB) that it processes from the VM virtual disk not from Shared Folder of the Host OS.
In the "real" Vista the 3rd party SW is fast.
Any ideas hot to optimize the VM?
Any special drivers for Quadro display adapter?
Any ideas what VMware HD type would be the fastest?
Is there a VMware 64 bit edition?
Thanks in advantage. We need the Win7 64 bit host system for other apllications. The dual boot is not the option since the laptop is TrueCrypted (which doesn't seem to support two encypted OSs in a one physical disk)