VirtualBox

Ticket #3508 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Performance problems for 2.1.4, OS X host, Win XP guest

Reported by: electroniceric Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 2.1.4 Keywords: cpu utilization usage spike
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Mac OS X

Description

Hi,

This ticket is to continue discussion of Windows performance problems from  this forum thread, and  ticket #3172.

Having tried 2.1.2, then downgraded to 2.1.0 as users recommended in the thread, I just upgraded to 2.1.4 and I have worse performance problems than ever. As soon as I boot the Windows VM, CPU Utilization hits at 100% and stays there so that within a minute or two my machine's fan is howling. I uninstalled the 2.1.0 Guest Additions and the problem remains just as bad.

Is this a configuration problem of some sort? I've tried changing various settings but that doesn't seem to have much effect on the problem.

Attachments

VBox.log Download (36.3 KB) - added by electroniceric 5 years ago.
VBox Log for Windows XP Guest on MacBook Pro Host

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by electroniceric

VBox Log for Windows XP Guest on MacBook Pro Host

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by electroniceric

Just for completeness, here's the hardware info for my machine. Hardware Overview:

Model Name: MacBook Pro 15" Model Identifier: MacBookPro2,2 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2.33 GHz Number Of Processors: 1 Total Number Of Cores: 2 L2 Cache: 4 MB Memory: 3 GB Bus Speed: 667 MHz Boot ROM Version: MBP22.00A5.B07 SMC Version: 1.12f5

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Please reopen if still relevant with VBox 3.1.2.

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