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I7-2600K & VMWare

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February 26, 2011 3:37:58 PM

I have read in a couple newegg reviews that the 2600k does not support virtual machine software...

"The only negative I have about it is Intels bizarre decision to remove VT-d while keeping it in the less expensive 2600 (non-K). Does Intel not want a unlocked processor being used to run VMs? It seems to be standard practice for Intel to play "feature lottery" so you have to cherry pick the processor you want to get the features you need."

Is this correct? I was looking to run a VM of my old desktop right on my new build. Please help me, as I dont want to buy a CPU that will not let me do something so simple.

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a c 101 à CPUs
February 26, 2011 4:18:59 PM

What VMware version? You probably don't care about vt-d unless you run ESX or ESXi. I run vmWare on several systems and none have vt-d.
February 26, 2011 4:20:12 PM

Workstation 7.1
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a c 101 à CPUs
February 26, 2011 4:38:07 PM

Workstation 7.1 definitely doesn't require vt-d, but it requires VT which obviously is available on the 2600K. Note that not all motherboards support vt-d.
February 26, 2011 4:40:02 PM

Thank you for explaining that to me, I really appreciate it.
February 26, 2011 4:40:31 PM

Best answer selected by potzy81.