VirtualBox

Ticket #3204 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Performance improvement on Windows XP SP3 host OS/fixed in 2.1.4

Reported by: gmuthu Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 2.1.0 Keywords: performance
Cc: Guest type: Solaris
Host type: Windows

Description

It will be great if the CPU utilization (while running a guest OS) on a Windows (XP SP3) host OS can be improved further.

My PC is running Pentium 4 CPU 2.4 GHz with 2 GB of memory (pretty low-end by today's standards, I know). I primarily use Virtualbox to test out Solaris/OpenSolaris.

After starting a guest OS (I run only one at a time), the CPU util. shoots upto 100% and remains there (observed thru taskmanager). It hardly comes down. The guest OS is assigned 1 GB of RAM (not worried about the guest OS memory consumption as it is expected).

Why I think the performance can be improved: Vmware Server 2.0. While during the booting of the guest OS, the cpu util too reaches 100%, but it drops down to 30-40% range once the OS is up.

If this can be achieved with Vbox, it will be great.

I have not tried 2.1.2 yet.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

Try again with 2.1.4 when it's out.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

  • Summary changed from Performance improvement on Windows XP SP3 host OS to Performance improvement on Windows XP SP3 host OS -> retry with 2.1.4

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by Romych

I have same problem. Cpu utilization 99%. And randomly hangs on reboot VM on graphical boot prompt. I'm use Virtualbox for testing PXE boot. And this CPU utilization i see usually on network operations.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Summary changed from Performance improvement on Windows XP SP3 host OS -> retry with 2.1.4 to Performance improvement on Windows XP SP3 host OS/fixed in 2.1.4
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