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Token Ring
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Registered: ‎04-28-2009
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Intel Virtualization Technology - Thinkcentre A58 - Pentium Dual-Core E5300

Hi there

 

I am considering to buy a ThinkCentre A58 with an Intel E5300 CPU
Type/Model: 7515-7SG

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:
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=35300#specs

E5300 SPEC Code

* SLB9U : IVT No
* SLGTL : IVT Yes

 

Check for supported E5300 features:

http://processorfinder.intel.com/List.aspx?ParentRadio=All&ProcFam=2841&SearchKey=

 

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.

 

 

Thanks

 

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Token Ring
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Re: Intel Virtualization Technology - Thinkcentre A58 - Pentium Dual-Core E5300

I found the answer.

I'm sitting in front of a brand new A58 Thinkcentre 7515-7SG equipped with a Pentium Dual Core E5300

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Welcome-FAQs/Tool-to-check-support-for-windows-XP-mode/m-p/167695

The Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool tells me:

 

This computer is configured with

hardware-assisted virtualization.

 

Great !

 

my A58 can run Windows XP Mode

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

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