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Enabling virtualization in BIOS

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  • Hewlett Packard
  • Motherboards
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Anonymous
a b α HP
a b V Motherboard
July 10, 2010 7:23:06 AM

Hi, I am trying to enable VT support on my
machine so I can run 64-bit clientOSs in
VMware Workstation.
I currently have
- an HP Pavillion Slimline s3750t
- Intel E7400 Core 2 Duo (does NOT support
VT)
- Phoenix Award BIOS 5.23
- Irvine motherboard
I am planning to upgrade my proc to a Core 2
Quad 9300 or 9400 which DOES support Intel
VT-x.
When I boot into BIOS today I do NOT see a
switch for VT technology. HP does not offer
an updated BIOS of any kind for my machine.
- If i install the new proc will I see the VT
switch, allowing me to enable the feature on
the motherboard?
- OR, can I somehow get an alternate BIOS
that lets me enable the feature on my
motherboard?
Please help!
Mark.

More about : enabling virtualization bios

July 10, 2010 9:45:49 AM

I don't believe that your board is VT capable, although, my board doesn't show a VT option if I don't have a VT capable CPU installed.
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a b α HP
a c 303 V Motherboard
July 10, 2010 3:24:13 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

Your current CPU don't support VT technology and if u want upgrade the CPU first check that ur current mobo support the CPU that u want install.
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