Optimal Settings for Running Parallels on Mac for L4

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Dewayne Davis | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 24 2010 10:42 AM

Jack,

How much ram do you have installed? How many processor cores are you using? I have bumped up to 6gb in my machine and thinking about going to 8gb. I have found that searches are fastest for me enabling both cores. I have raised P5 and Logos4 to 2gb now and wonder if I should stop there or go further. I am not unhappy with P5 performance at all. I just don' t want to have to close Logos when I do a lot on the Mac side, which is why I went to 6gb. But if I can improve P5 and Logos4 in the process, why not? Thanks.

“... every day in which I do not penetrate more deeply into the knowledge of God’s Word in Holy Scripture is a lost day for me. I can only move forward with certainty upon the firm ground of the Word of God.”

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Dewayne Davis | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 24 2010 10:46 AM

Jack Caviness:

Rick Smith:
The parallel rep said that it has been tested, and if you give it more then 2 gb of ram, or more then 2 cores then it runs really poorly.  

After my previous reply to your post, I thought I would try it again, and this time pay more attention to what happened (still no benchmark test though. I feel that they are not real world, and are only useful for bragging rights)

I have tried two Parallels 5 and XP configurations—2Gb and 4GB RAM. There is hardly any measurable difference in L4  searches. Most of the time it favors the 4GB configuration, but not by much. The overall speed of the application does not seem to be much different. I guess I would say, it does not matter very much.

I forgot to quote you in my post. I was replying to this post from a while back. It would have been difficult to figure that out...

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 24 2010 3:18 PM

Dewayne Davis:
I forgot to quote you in my post. I was replying to this post from a while back. It would have been difficult to figure that out...

Actually, if you click on the "Replied" link beside your name. it will take you the the referenced post.

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 24 2010 3:21 PM

Dewayne Davis:
How much ram do you have installed?

11GB

Dewayne Davis:
How many processor cores are you using?

2 Dual Core = 4

Dewayne Davis:
I have bumped up to 6gb in my machine and thinking about going to 8gb.

Unless you have a 64 bit  OS, Windows will only recognize a little over 3GB of RAM.

I am now using 4GB RAM and 2 processors with XP. L4 has adequate speed, but it will not jerk your neck when the light changes. Geeked

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Dewayne Davis | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 24 2010 6:04 PM

Jack Caviness:

Dewayne Davis:
I forgot to quote you in my post. I was replying to this post from a while back. It would have been difficult to figure that out...

Actually, if you click on the "Replied" link beside your name. it will take you the the referenced post.

Too cool!

“... every day in which I do not penetrate more deeply into the knowledge of God’s Word in Holy Scripture is a lost day for me. I can only move forward with certainty upon the firm ground of the Word of God.”

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Dewayne Davis | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 24 2010 6:06 PM

So I assume you didn't see a big degradation when using 4gb vs. 2gb?

I am running Windows 7 64, so seeing the 4gb won't be a problem.

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 25 2010 3:11 AM

Dewayne Davis:
So I assume you didn't see a big degradation when using 4gb vs. 2gb?

Although I haven't conducted any timing tests, it seemed to be a little faster with 4 than with 2.

Dewayne Davis:
am running Windows 7 64, so seeing the 4gb won't be a problem.

How well does Windows 7 work in Parallels?

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Dewayne Davis | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 18 2010 6:59 AM

Jack Caviness:

Dewayne Davis:
So I assume you didn't see a big degradation when using 4gb vs. 2gb?

Although I haven't conducted any timing tests, it seemed to be a little faster with 4 than with 2.

Dewayne Davis:
am running Windows 7 64, so seeing the 4gb won't be a problem.

How well does Windows 7 work in Parallels?

 

I have done some extensive testing to see which is faster. I have loaded two brand new windows 7 installations, one 32 and one 64.

First I did multiple reboots and loads of Logos 4 on Windows 7 64 with varying memory settings. I have 8G now and tried 1.5, 2, 3, and 4 with combination of both one and two cores. Each one was rebooted and loaded multiple times.

Consistently, it takes about 45 seconds to get a blank screen in Logos and another 30 seconds to have a populated work space. The work space has a search for God in the entire Library. The time it takes for the search is my benchmark, since it is automatically made when the program loads. I am using the settings found here for the VM in both 32 and 64 bit installations.

My results have found that the optimum memory setting is 2G and 2C. This has shown to be consistently quicker than any other combination on my system.

Once I found the "sweet spot" on the 64 bit installation I tried this combination on the identical 32 bit installation and after multiple reboots found that the 64 bit was consistently faster.

These tests were done using the 7337 build of 4.0b.

Next I did a similar test of starting a workspace with a passage guide on Romans 8:1-25 with all sections opened. Again, the 64 bit version was consistently quicker. 64b->3 min average from the time I started L4 to the time the (stop) button on the PG disappeared. For the 32b-> 3.5 min average. I also tried it in the 64 bit kernel mode of SL and it made no difference either way. I also compared this to a previous installation of W764 with tweaking more in line with suggestions on this forum and found the newer installation with everything off as in the link above is much faster.

My findings are that Win7 64 with 2g and 2c and all extras turned off, is 15 to 30 percent faster than any other combination I tried. Hope this information helps.

Although I have extremely good results in using L4 in parallels, I still look forward to the native Mac version, which will blow this away... I hope.

 

“... every day in which I do not penetrate more deeply into the knowledge of God’s Word in Holy Scripture is a lost day for me. I can only move forward with certainty upon the firm ground of the Word of God.”

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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 9 2010 6:59 PM

If you set all the internet options for P5 to open in Mac OSX, will that cause issues with L4 in Parallels being able to update in widows?

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JAMES HINDMAN | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 22 2010 8:10 AM

I am going to buy a Mac laptop computer.  I have Logos 4 on my desk computer and Libronix.  Which mac laptop would you recommend as Logos 4 is the primary reason I'm using the laptop.  I want to get the best laptop for (reading), (searching), ( Multiple screens),  (projecting a Bible Study onto an overhead), maybe one that would transmit over my cellphone?   Please give me your opinions.    Jim

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 22 2010 9:52 AM

JAMES HINDMAN:
I am going to buy a Mac laptop computer.

Good move.

JAMES HINDMAN:
I have Logos 4 on my desk computer and Libronix.

Agh So a big Mac and a Little Mac - I have the same sort of arrangement.

JAMES HINDMAN:
Which mac laptop would you recommend as Logos 4 is the primary reason I'm using the laptop.  I want to get the best laptop for (reading), (searching), ( Multiple screens),  (projecting a Bible Study onto an overhead)

The 13in Mac Book is perfectly adequate for 'reading' and  'searches'.

It is pretty good for using in conjunction with a digital projector. I have a second screen that I plug into my 13in and use in one of my workplaces. I use it for more complex work.

JAMES HINDMAN:
maybe one that would transmit over my cellphone?

Not quite sure what you are getting at here.

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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 26 2010 4:05 AM

I have MacBook Pro, 15 inch. Works great for wider columns and easy to read. Can depend upon your eyesight and ease of reading issues. I am at point of getting a new Mac and am wanting to portablility of the MacBook, but really, really like the bigger screen of the Pro with my Logos.

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