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Hardware virtualization


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diggeryo

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I understand there are several pieces of software out there that will tell someone whether their computer supports hardware virtualization.

However, I'd like to know how I can find out if a certain computer supports it BEFORE purchasing said computer. So, in other words, if I don't have physical access to a machine, how can I find out if it supports hardware virtualization?

FYI--I am thinking of purchasing one of the following systems and wonder if either of them support it:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16883108209
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16883108234

thanks,
mike.
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Virtualisation (for XP Mode under Windows 7) is provided by the processor. So all the other bits are very interesting but they're irrelevant.

AMD wise, pretty much all mainstream (ie decent) AMD processors support virtualization with the exception of the Semprons.
Intel is more hit and miss. Here's their website on here: http://ark.intel.com/VTList.aspx
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This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for the link, Neil!
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