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Assign RAM to VM in Vmware Fusion

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I have MAC book with 16 GB RAM, I am using Vmware fusion.
 I want to assign to a VM (Windows 2008) at least 12 GB RAM.

Apparently, it will give me option to assign just 8GB

Any help will be very much appreciated

Thanks

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Hi jskfan,

You'd have to manually edit the .vmx configuration file setting the option
memsize = "12288" (Just edit 12288 as per your need)
and when you start the Virtual Machine you'll get dialog box that says, "This virtual machine is configured with an unsupported main memory size of 12288 MB. VMware Fusion supports a maximum main memory size of 8192 MB. Continuing may result in poor performance." and it will have a check box that says, "Never show this dialog box again" that you can check.

You can find the vmx file at location where you have selected path to store your virtual machine folder.
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virtualbox does not have such artificial limitations.
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Parallels will let you assign more RAM too and it will make use of a bootcamp installation.  It's also the faster of the 3.  Virtualbox is actually quite slow in comparison the VMware & Parallels.
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