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How well do Virtual Machines on an Athlon II 760k

I know that they have support for VM and I want to get into Using Linux systems and OS X to round out my OS knowledge. I can't find too much info out there about VM in reference to this particular CPU. I would be pairing it with 16GB of the fastest RAM that I can afford, so I should be able to allocate 4GB to a machine which would be plenty I believe.
I am just not that clear on how the VM divides the processing power.Will four core be enough?
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  1. You can allocate 1 processor to each VM if you want all the way up to all the processors you have on your system. The same goes with ram. You just want to give at least one processor to each VM instance so it is usable. 4 cores should be enough to run 3 OS's if you don't have specific needs like running them super fast.
  2. ahnilated said:
    You can allocate 1 processor to each VM if you want all the way up to all the processors you have on your system. The same goes with ram. You just want to give at least one processor to each VM instance so it is usable. 4 cores should be enough to run 3 OS's if you don't have specific needs like running them super fast.


    Thank you, that's good enough for me I just want to get into VM and other OS as cheap as possible. My Athlon II X4 630 does not have VM support or I would just stick with it, seeing how I am more than happy with it's gaming performance.
  3. ahnilated said:
    You can allocate 1 processor to each VM if you want all the way up to all the processors you have on your system. The same goes with ram. You just want to give at least one processor to each VM instance so it is usable. 4 cores should be enough to run 3 OS's if you don't have specific needs like running them super fast.


    Thank you, that's good enough for me I just want to get into VM and other OS as cheap as possible. My Athlon II X4 630 does not have VM support or I would just stick with it, seeing how I am more than happy with it's gaming performance.
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    I have an i7 920 with 12G ram and it runs Linux as its base, Windows Server 2008R2 (with SQL 2008), Windows XP SP3 and each OS works fine in Virtualbox. I have given 6G Ram to Windows Server and 3G ram to XP. You can't really tell the other 2 OS's are even there (just a test setup for my work).
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