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Is virtualization good for my laptop?

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September 8, 2013 2:28:17 AM

My laptop (Asus S46cm) has a Intel Core i5 3317u processor and out of the box virtualization is enabled and it shows that I have 4 logical cores. i have been wondering if this benfits the performance of my laptop at all since it seems limited to 0.78 Ghz. Will disabling virtualization be beneficial to me at all?

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September 8, 2013 2:50:36 AM

VT technology is only useful when running programs that are compatible with it, and actually use it. AFAIK, the only useful tools that can do this are sandboxes and virtual machines. Even then, enabling this technology can be a security risk(http://superuser.com/questions/289054/is-my-host-machin...) in some cases. Often, virtualization technology is not required to emulate x86 or x86-64 instructions, albeit at the expense of speed.

As a best practice, I would leave it explicitly disabled unless required.
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September 8, 2013 9:23:14 AM

kushvyas said:
VT technology is only useful when running programs that are compatible with it, and actually use it. AFAIK, the only useful tools that can do this are sandboxes and virtual machines. Even then, enabling this technology can be a security risk(http://superuser.com/questions/289054/is-my-host-machin...) in some cases. Often, virtualization technology is not required to emulate x86 or x86-64 instructions, albeit at the expense of speed.

As a best practice, I would leave it explicitly disabled unless required.


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