Performance and stability problems on new i7 CPUs (Mac OS X)
|Reported by:||Nathan Blair||Owned by:|
|Guest type:||other||Host type:||Mac OS X|
Hi, As noted in the forum post at http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=39368, VirtualBox is very slow and leads to host OS freezes on machines with new i7 CPUs (including quad core MacBook Pros and 12-core MacPros).
Disabling VT-x helps with the extremely bad performance, but eventually the host OS will lock up.
I have attached a vbox log file here. This log file was created while booting a pristine windows XP guest and then shutting it down, with VT-x enabled. Guest additions are installed. The entire this guest was running, the CPU on the host OS spiked to 100%.
Change History (201)
by , 13 years ago
|Attachment:||Technologov's Rig 2011 - Windows XP-2011-03-03-18-42-07.log added|
comment:45 by , 13 years ago
|priority:||major → critical|
|Summary:||Performance and stability problems on new i7 CPUs → Performance and stability problems on new i7 CPUs (Mac OS X)|