Disable ADBlock Extension If you have.
Jump to content

Mavericks very slow with 10 GB ram 4core cpu

Recommended Posts


I have a mavericks installed with updates running on virtual box. I gave it 10 gb of ram and 4 cpus. It is running very slow. No difference between giving it 2 cpu's and 4gb of ram and current specs. Any recommendations? There is lag saving even text files. The safrai browser on the left of the screen also flickers.


I have an i7-4700MQ 2.4ghz Haswell cpu, that I had to trick virutalbox thinking it was a older one with the cmd line to install. I have 24gb of ram on my computer. Any feedback greatly accepted, as I'm a newbie. I prefer to use a virtual machine as Im working in between mac and windows at the same time

By far the worst window to open is "launchpad" it takes about 3-5 min to settle loading and I will  be able to see the mouse move again...


Also no big deal, just curious, when going to about this mac, it shows a full gray screen for 30 sec then goes back to the desktop. Anyone else's do this?

Thanks in advance




My laptop is an Toshiba P75-A7200 . I didn't find any info on the web for having a mavericks vm run on this laptop. So if you have the same model, run the cmd to make virtual box think its an older cpu and disable the built in Bluetooth, and install a usb 2.0 Bluetooth adapter and attach it in virtual box. This was how I finally got it up and installed.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

@nic921288 Its not your computer which makes the OS slow its your graphics

I will advice you to Install it on VMware then install the VMWare tools

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

But you have to pay for VMware: $250.  Virtual box is free. I have the same problem with 4 cores and I7 intel and 16 gb memory for the VM.  I boosted the video memory to 128mb.  Did not help.  What else can we do to speed up the machine.  I 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys for your responses. Is there a command to make the cpu look like an older one for the VMWare? I tried setting up but it gets locked on the apple loading screen during the initial setup.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community.

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Contribute

    This is a free website, We'll try to keep it that way, Your donations and disabling Adblock makes this site going on, Thanks for understanding.

    $18.27 of $100.00 goal reached.
    Donate Now