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Topic # 10213 10-Nov-2006 12:51
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I am thinking about buying a new laptop with the Intel Duo Core 2 T5500 processor and have noticed that it doesn't support Intel VT *Virtualisation* - What is Intel VT, will I need it?

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Reply # 51863 10-Nov-2006 13:13
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It's a hardware assisted technology that helps virtualisation processes. Microsoft Virtual Server will use this for example to extend the support for virtual machines. Currently all this is done in the OS, but with VT it will be possible to transfer some of the tasks to the CPU instead, making it faster, blah, blah.

If you are on a laptop I doubt you will ever need this. I think the VT will be more for medium to high end server virtualisation...

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