3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 16, 2010 4:52 PM by golddiggie RSS

    CPU usage seems too high with VMware Workstation

    FilippoNeri Novice

      Hi guys,

      I am testing VMware Workstation for my company.

      The plan is to use our Dell Latitude E6400 notebooks with 2 virtual machines on them.

      CPU: Intel Core 2 duo P8700 2.5 GHz

      4 GB RAM

      Host OS: Windows 7 Professional 32bit


      I installed VMware Workstation 7.0.1 on the host PC and created 2 Windows XP SP3 guest systems.

      I allocated 1-1 GB RAM for the virtual machines.

      If I run the two virtual machines at the same time the CPU usage is about 40 % even if I do nothing.


      Is it a normal thing?

      How can I optimize the system to reduce this CPU usage?