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Old 04-14-2008, 09:08 PM   #1
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full cpu usage when using vmware

I have a dell inspiron with 2gb ram and core 2 duo running gentoo and whenever I start my windows xp or debian guest my cpu usage goes to 200% and stays that way until i stop the guests. This makes my laptop very hot and kills the battery. I give each guest 512 ram and I do not run them at the same time so the operating system still has 1.5gb of ram to work with ( not that ram should affect cpu usage but I saw some posts about it on other forums )

I am using vmware server and have upgraded/downgraded/recompiled and I get the same behaviour. Vmware Server does not do this on my desktop so I was wondering if anyone else had this problem and how they fixed it.
Old 04-14-2008, 11:24 PM   #2
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checked how many cpus are showing up? look here /proc/cpuinfo

what kernel are you running?


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