I have a Gateway LX6810-01 with a Intel Core TM2 Quad CPU Q8200 processor. I would like to enable VT-X so I can have 64 bit virutalization but the BIOS has hidden the option. I checked for a BIOS update (its AMI v2.64) and could not find one. Does anyone have any suggestions?

I am running VirtualBox on here but can only have 32 bit images, I would like to have a 64 bit image.

  • You mean Q8200? – KCotreau Jul 19 '11 at 16:52
  • Correct, the Q8200 – Meyer Denney Jul 19 '11 at 16:58

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:


  • Thank you for marking the answer even though it was not what you wanted to hear. – KCotreau Jul 19 '11 at 17:12
  • Of course, I would up vote your answer for quick and accurate response, but I do not have 15 reputation points yet. – Meyer Denney Jul 19 '11 at 17:44
  • @Meyer Denney Thank you, but I am maxed on upvotes for the day anyway (200 is max). I did upvote your question. – KCotreau Jul 19 '11 at 18:42

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