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June 26, 2011, 02:49 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Halifax, NS
Well, after running it for a few hours a few things about virtualbox. 1. It lags my system.. switching between windows takes a lot of time. 2. It substantially increased my PPD from ~42k to 56k, according to hfm.net. 3. It locked up my computer, twice.
In all, if I tweaked my overclock it would be more stable.. however it's not really worth it for me personally to have my box basically unusable. If I didn't install the kraken wrapper, it would probably be ok - that will be something I'll test some other time. For now, i'm back to my windows client.
I also ran the images off of my RAID0 WD blacks, the images were still really fast.
Virtualbox is a contender though, it supports up to 16 CPUs and is super easy to use. Hint - use "bridged adapters" in network config, turn off your soundcard, always use static image files for increased performance (rather than dynamic disks) and defrag your drive before assigning the virtual image disk space for best performance.
I'll learn to manage my anger, when people learn to manage their stupid.
My System Specs
Intel i7 2600K
Corsair Vengeance 16GB 4X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9
2x MSI GTX 580
OCZ Vertex2 Extended 60 Gig SSD, WD Black 1TB x2 (RAID 0)
Silverstone Strider 750W 80+ Silver
Fractal Designs R3 Black
3x Dell U2311H
Windows 7 Home x64
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