VMMWare with slow refresh rate in fullscreen.

Paul Kaplan pkaplan1 at comcast.net
Fri Jan 19 23:31:25 UTC 2007

On Friday 19 January 2007 9:28 am, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> When I run WindowsXP on VMWare It runs great so long as I have it in a
> small window. When I move to fullscreen the display looks terrible, as
> if the refresh rate is very slow. I click the windows
> desktop->Properties->Options>Advanced->Display (translated) and I try
> to change the refresh rate. However, the only refresh rate is "Use the
> hardware default" (translated). How can I bring VMWare up to a 85mHz
> refresh rate?
> The Ubuntu host has 85mHz refresh, and 768*1024 resolution. Thanks in
> advance.
> Dotan Cohen
I have a similar problem with a win2k VM.  I have a dual monitor setup with a 
virtual screen spanning a laptop LCD and the external monitor.  VMWare runs 
in full screen mode, but only on the external monitor.  Video is slow in the 
VM but fine on the host.  I've always assumed that it's because my intel 915 
onboard videocard isn't powerful enough to handle everything.  (I didn't have 
the problem with the same VM on an older laptop that had a slower processor 
and less RAM but did have a separate video card).  Maybe not.

Have you tried the VMWare forums?  They're quite helpful.

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