Is it safe to reduce the number of CPU cores and the amount of RAM configured by default for the Whonix Gateway?
I have an XPS 15 I bought last year with an i5 8th generation and 8GB of RAM on a solid state drive and onboard GPU.
My operating system is Windows 10 (fresh instal / zero problems).
I am using the latest version of Wonix Gateway + Workstation for Virtual Box (fresh instal / zero problems).
However, since I installed the newest version of Whonix I have been experiencing freezes and overload in CPU usage.
I had never experienced these problems with previous versions so I decided to check what was going on.
At that point I discovered that the new Whonix Gateway is configured by default to use 3 colors of my CPU and 1920MB of memory.
But I only use Whonix Gateway to disguise my ip. It even stay most of his time minimized. That way I don’t understand why it requires such high specifications by default.
So my main question is:
It is SAFE to go to the virtual machine settings in the Virtual Box interface and change the settings to 1 core CPU and 256 RAM.
Can this type of change cause some internal ‘break’ in Whonix Gatewat and decrease its effectiveness in camouflaging my IP?