Does Virtual Machines block RAM for real PC

May 10, 2011 at 06:35:34
Specs: Windows Vista, 512 RAM
Just wondering, If you set your RAM to be 512, does it block that memory from being used ever again from the PC? ty

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#1
May 10, 2011 at 07:18:41
When memory is assigned to a virtual machine it cannot be used by the host for any other purpose until the virtual machine terminates.


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#2
May 10, 2011 at 11:53:11
OOOhh.......That stinks. 1 more thing, does that mean untill it turns off or untill it gets deleted?

There are 2 people and 1 problem. The problem is unsolvable and red. Or is that so? Person 1 is red. Peson 2 can solve the unsolvable. According to color, which one can solve the unsolvable?


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#3
May 10, 2011 at 12:35:26
Kind of depends on the VM as to how you assign the ram actually. Some vm's use different approaches. QEMU for example allows you to assign more than actual ram. it then uses your swap space to act as the VM's ram.

In most common free type vm's when you power up the vm the ram is then assigned and will remain locked until you stop the vm by either power down or save to disk.

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