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virtualbox running way too slow

November 26, 2012 at 22:59:13
Specs: 7, Dual Core/8 gigs

I have virtualbox running a guest os Ubuntu 12.10 32bit on a host of Windows 7 64bit. As soon as I pop up the guest machine, it runs really slow. I checked the system monitor on it, and it spikes and stays at 100%. I Googled it, and made a whole bunch of changes. Under "SYSTEM" in settings, I have changed the chipset, and enabled IO APIC and no change. I'm running a fixed HDD, not dynamic. The host has 8 gigs, and the guest has 2 gigs. Processor set at 1cpu, and PAE/NX is enabled. Tried unchecked too. Display has 128 mb and 3d is enabled. Tried dissabled, and 2d both enabled and dissabled too. For other people I saw the guest only ran slow with the music player or whatever, and they got their problems solved.

I do have Microsoft Virtual PC running Windows XP Pro right now. It's running a scan. It runs really well. Tried Mint and Ubuntu with Virtual PC, but neither run well either.

I have an Intel Dual Core E2200 running at 2.2ghz. I did see this:
http://ark.intel.com/products/33925...

So it says: Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) No


Does that mean that I can't run different OSes as virtual machines? I just didn't want to dual boot, just wanted to pop open a VM and mess with Linux.

Any more info needed, just ask.


Thank you.

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November 27, 2012 at 04:14:42

You will get more answers from the experts here: https://www.virtualbox.org/

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