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grimorperez
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ThinkPad SL 400 and Intel Virtualization Technology

I've got a Lenovo ThinkPad SL 400 which it's suppose to support 64 bits systems. I'm running VMWare Workstation and I need to be able to create 64bits virtual machines but Intel VT option doesn't appear in the BIOS (AMI 1.23 version) of this laptop. Can anyone help me out with this? I can't believe that older laptops (T's) come with this option and this newer one not.
ThE_ReBe1
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Re: ThinkPad SL 400 and Intel Virtualization Technology

Hello

 

Can you tell us what specs you have on your laptop?

Like Processor  ram and  etc ...

*** Lenovo SL 300 P8600 3GB memory and 160 GB HD***
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Re: ThinkPad SL 400 and Intel Virtualization Technology

Yes and the product number will help the community help you (don't post your serial number).
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kpscooty
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Message 4 of 14

Re: ThinkPad SL 400 and Intel Virtualization Technology

Same problem i had. I've got a SL400 (TYPE: 2743) and my system does not support Virtual Machines which is a bummer because i wanted to try out windows 7 xp mode.
SL400 2743CTO 2GB RAM. Core 2 Duo T5870 2.0GHz HITACHI 160GB 5400rpm
trikka
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Message 5 of 14

Re: ThinkPad SL 400 and Intel Virtualization Technology

Neither of you have said which model CPU you have. Not all Core 2 Duos support virtualisation. See the list here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Core_2_microprocessors

My SL400 with P8600 supports VT and the enable/disable option is in the 1.23 BIOS settings.
ThE_ReBe1
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Re: ThinkPad SL 400 and Intel Virtualization Technology

Find what CPU you have and then look here if your processor supports VT

 

http://www.intel.com/products/processor_number/chart/core2duo.htm

*** Lenovo SL 300 P8600 3GB memory and 160 GB HD***
***WIndows XP pro SP3***
grimorperez
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Message 7 of 14

Re: ThinkPad SL 400 and Intel Virtualization Technology

Hi! Thanks for the replies. I've got a 2743ACG too and the CPU it's a T5870. I've read the thread of SL500 and i guess we have the same problem with the SL400. Both CPU's are not listed on the official intel processor list (i guess because of an OEM license to Lenovo). My question is, in case as expected Intel VT it's not supported by this processor, is it possible to purchase another processor (like the T7xxx) that supports Intel VT and the whole thing with the VT will work or it needs changing the motherboard too?

Thanks in advance

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Message 8 of 14

Re: ThinkPad SL 400 and Intel Virtualization Technology

The Intel processors which Lenovo uses are listed in the tecbook. You are correct, the T5870 does not support virtualization.
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grimorperez
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Message 9 of 14

Re: ThinkPad SL 400 and Intel Virtualization Technology

Thank you very much bananaman. So do you think that by just changing the processor for a new one that supports Intel VT the whole thing will work?
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Message 10 of 14

Re: ThinkPad SL 400 and Intel Virtualization Technology

I really don't know. I haven't heard of anyone trying this.
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