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You can use the tool Securable from Gibson Research to find out if your hardware supports virtualization extensions. If it tells you that your hardware is supported, but not enabled, check the BIOS settings to enable it.


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Until you say otherwise, I am going to assume that you are talking about the Q8200. I have bad news for you: That processor does not have that functionality so you are only going to be able to virtualize 32-bit OS'es. See the matrix linked below: http://www.intel.com/products/processor/core2quad/specifications.htm


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It appears that most of the i7 processors have VT-d enabled on them. You can get a full list from the Intel Ark here. The list will always be current as it uses a search for VTD=true. Just check that your motherboard has that capability. There's so many processors with it that its hard to narrow it down to "which work and which don't". Wikipedia does say ...


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It is highly possible that your BIOS has not been updated to the latest version yet - thus the missing support for VT on your E8400. The latest version of your BIOS (v1005) can be found here (you will to navigate to the Supported CPUs page). Please update your BIOS and see if VT turns on for you.


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There is a small utility that will tell you if you are ready for 64-bit VMware called SecurAble. With both texts saying YES, you should be set for 64-bit. If it still won't work, then try and post the exact computer model and motherboard type, someone might lead you on the right track.


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VirtualBox needs "VT-x" support when virtualizing multicore. This is because software virtualization is a feat by itself, and because hardware support was becoming ubiquitous, it doesn’t make sense to develop and maintain multicore software virtualization for a marginal and dwindling number of users. You processor have support for this "enterprise" feature. ...


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Alright, so after many hours of search, I think I know the answer. I will post what I know here in case some one else needs it one day. How to know if a motherboard supports VT-d? That greatly depends on the chipset it has. In the case for Intel these posts were helpful: Does my product support Intel VT? Desktop Boards I would post more links, but I can ...


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I found answers to your questions here and here. Whether they are applicable or not depends on your linux installation.


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I did a quick search and found nothing definitive. The CPU supports it but the motherboard or BIOS may not. You can download CPU-Z to at least confirm the CPU supports it My guess is if there is not an option in the BIOS you are out of luck. Your best bet might be to contact the vendors tech support and see what they say.


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Alright, so after many hours of search, I think I know the answer. I will post what I know here in case some one else needs it one day. To enable Intel VT technologies there are 3 things needed: Processor that supports VT-x Motherboard with chipset that supports VT-d Bios that supports VT-d as well Turns out, the reason I can't enable VT, it's because ...


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If you don't need it, disabling it via the BIOS is fine. In terms of stability, having it enabled or disabled shouldn't hinder/benefit the stability/performance of a PC. If you're not using software that is making use of virtualization, it should not affect performance. Are you sure your friend didn't make other changes in the BIOS in order to try and fix ...


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VMWare, for example, was around before hardware virtualization was common on desktop computers. So was QEmu as another example. What happens here is that VMWare/QEmu would emulate the virtual CPU and hardware, instead of virtualizing it. This is much slower. Neither VMware nor QEmu currently support running on a system without hardware virtualization (I ...


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As we can see here the Inspiron 1525 can contain one of many CPU's ranging from a lowly Celeron 540, through a Pentium Dual-Core T2330 and on up to a Core 2 Duo T8300. As you can see there is three series of processors that could have been used in the laptop, all of those labeled and Intel Celeron or Intel Pentium Dual-Core certainly do not support VT-x ...


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I have the N53SV too and there is an option in bios to enable/disable VT-x ().Just when you turn on your pc, press F2 and go to bios config and you will see the option to enable it.VT-x () is already enabled by default.This laptop is one of the bests and fastest laptops on the new and you may be sure about its supports VT-x. You may buy a SATA3 SSD(eg ...


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What is the CPU's Spec Code? Your first link shows that there are different versions of the E7400, with the SLGW3 having VT-x, while the SLB9Y and SLGQ8 do not. Try using a program like CPU-Z to see which one you have.


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As a side note: some laptops require you to shut down and power off the laptop after enabling VT-x in the BIOS, and removing the power cable and battery for 30 seconds. I just today had such a laptop, and found this solution here.



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