11-06-2009 06:30 AM - edited 11-07-2009 05:02 AM
I am considering to buy a ThinkCentre A58 with an Intel E5300 CPU
I would like to run "Windows XP Mode" on Windows 7 Pro.
For XP Mode I need IVT capability.
My Question is:
Does the Lenovo 7515-7SG come with an E5300 CPU which is Intel Virtualization Technology capable ???
IVT capability depends on the SPEC Code of the E5300 CPU.
Intel offers E5300 CPUs which do have IVT capability.
See E5300 details:
E5300 SPEC Code
* SLB9U : IVT No
* SLGTL : IVT Yes
Check for supported E5300 features:
Even if Lenovo is shipping a E5300 with SPEC Code SLGTL - one needs a BIOS that does not block IVT.
... does the A58 BIOS make IVT available?
I already searched the Lenovo Thinkcentre A58 product support site - could not find anything valuable.
Solved! Go to Solution.
11-24-2009 02:30 PM - edited 11-25-2009 01:01 AM
I found the answer.
I'm sitting in front of a brand new A58 Thinkcentre 7515-7SG equipped with a Pentium Dual Core E5300
The Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool tells me:
This computer is configured with
my A58 can run Windows XP Mode