I am having performance issues with Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) in VirtualBox when I run a resource-intensive program like Adobe Illustrator. Performance is pretty slow, but given my specs and allocation of resources, it should be able to handle such a task. My computer specs are listed below:
Processor : 8x Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Memory : 16469MB (1610MB used)
Operating System : Ubuntu 13.10
Resolution : 1680x1050 pixels
OpenGL Renderer : Mesa DRI Intel(R) Ivybridge Desktop x86/MMX/SSE2
X11 Vendor : The X.Org Foundation
Audio Adapter : HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH
ATA Samsung SSD 840
ATA WDC WD5000AZLX-0
As you can see, I have 16 GB RAM, 8 CPU cores, and hardware virtulization enabled. I have allocated almost 3 GB of ram to Windows, 4 cores, and 72 Mb of Video Memory. This is all running on an SSD. When Windows 7 runs, I am not overloading my CPU, RAM, or other components as I check this on the host machine. As you can also see, I am running only the integrated video card. I don't know if this should affect my performance a lot for Illustrator, but if it does, I would appreciate the heads up.
Why is it running so slow? It constantly runs snails pace on simple operations.