VirtualBox causing big peaks in CPU

Derek Broughton news at
Wed May 7 20:33:43 UTC 2008

NoOp wrote:

> A Windows XP guest will require at least a few hundred MB RAM to run
> properly, 

That's interesting, because I'm sure the GUI _recommended_ 192MB for XP
Home, and that's what I've always used with complete success.

fyi, since I'm participating in threads about VBox and about hibernation
right now, it seems apropos to mention that setting that number too high
will also guarantee that you can't hibernate with the VM running.  I can
hibernate my machine with XP running in a VM, but my wife can't because she
doesn't have enough swap space to store that extra 192MB (and I don't think
the Windows memory image compresses down much if at all).

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