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Ishumi
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Aurora R4 Visualization (VT) off by default and not displayed in BIOS A11

Hi Forum,

I decided today that I'd try and set up a Virtual Machine on my rig today only to find out that while my i7-3930K supports what I need, it's off by default and does not show up in the BIOS where it should be located. it's simply not there at all. 

Is there another way to enable it? 

I'm on windows 7 home premium 64bit and wanted to do a VM of Windows 8.1 but I can't do that unless I turn on this support because Virtual-box needs it to allow me to install a 64bit version of windows 8/8.1

Any help is very much appreciated.
~Umi.

Alienware Aurora-R4 ALX
Ivy-Bridge-E i7-3930K, 3.20GHz  (Kept cool with Corsair H80i Hydro using two Noctua NF-P12-PWM)
16 GB 1800-MHz PC3-12800 DDR3
Nvidia GTX 680 4 GB DDR5 
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Two Samsung SyncMaster 215tw Monitors in 1680x1050 @59Hz 

TactX Alienware Keyboard
Logitech G600 Mouse
Logitech G13 Keypad

Tritton 720+ Headset on s/pdif output
Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speaker system

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Natakuc41
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RE: Aurora R4 Visualization (VT) off by default and not displayed in BIOS A11

Try using the free version of VMWare player:

http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

 

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Ishumi
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RE: Aurora R4 Visualization (VT) off by default and not displayed in BIOS A11

Thanks  for the reply,

Gave it a shot but got pretty much the same answer. 

This virtual machine is configured for 64-bit guest operating systems. However, 64-bit operation is not possible.

This host supports Intel VT-x, but Intel VT-x is disabled.

Intel VT-x might be disabled if it has been disabled in the BIOS/firmware settings or the host has not been power-cycled since changing this setting.

(1) Verify that the BIOS/firmware settings enable Intel VT-x and disable 'trusted execution.'

(2) Power-cycle the host if either of these BIOS/firmware settings have been changed.

(3) Power-cycle the host if you have not done so since installing VMware Player.

(4) Update the host's BIOS/firmware to the latest version.

I always power down, count to 5 and power up after a install of something, and the bios still doesn't show VT.. 

~Umi

Alienware Aurora-R4 ALX
Ivy-Bridge-E i7-3930K, 3.20GHz  (Kept cool with Corsair H80i Hydro using two Noctua NF-P12-PWM)
16 GB 1800-MHz PC3-12800 DDR3
Nvidia GTX 680 4 GB DDR5 
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Two Samsung SyncMaster 215tw Monitors in 1680x1050 @59Hz 

TactX Alienware Keyboard
Logitech G600 Mouse
Logitech G13 Keypad

Tritton 720+ Headset on s/pdif output
Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speaker system

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Rawheadrex
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RE: Aurora R4 Visualization (VT) off by default and not displayed in BIOS A11

I have the same problem with BIOS A11. Do you know if solution is available?

Thanks

Raw.

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Ishumi
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RE: Aurora R4 Visualization (VT) off by default and not displayed in BIOS A11

Hi Raw.

As per a long talk with another member of the community on Alienware Arena 
http://na.alienwarearena.com/forums/thread/75228/hardware-software/visualization-options-not-shown-i...

Is to replace the board with a NON dell x79 LGA2011 motherboard. 

I don't know if Alienware has moved from the x79 platform to the Haswell platform or not. so you will need to make sure before looking at new boards what you have and what your replacment opitons are

If you want to keep using the same case you have now. you have to look for an m-ATX motherboard. 

Hope that helps.

~Umi

Alienware Aurora-R4 ALX
Ivy-Bridge-E i7-3930K, 3.20GHz  (Kept cool with Corsair H80i Hydro using two Noctua NF-P12-PWM)
16 GB 1800-MHz PC3-12800 DDR3
Nvidia GTX 680 4 GB DDR5 
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Two Samsung SyncMaster 215tw Monitors in 1680x1050 @59Hz 

TactX Alienware Keyboard
Logitech G600 Mouse
Logitech G13 Keypad

Tritton 720+ Headset on s/pdif output
Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speaker system

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Rawheadrex
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RE: Aurora R4 Visualization (VT) off by default and not displayed in BIOS A11

Hi Umi,

Wow! Seriously!! Before de A11 version the VT-X worked properly, why now we should change the motherboard, it's a non sens?!?

Anyway, thank you for your help.

Thanks

Raw.

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Ishumi
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RE: Aurora R4 Visualization (VT) off by default and not displayed in BIOS A11

Well before Bios A11 it didn't work for myself.

I have a LGA2011 3930k chip.. and the tech I talked to kept saying I needed the 3960X or 3970X for Virtualization to work.. even though Intel has two tools you can download to check if your chip supports Visualization and mine does so that means it's the board that doesn't or the programming in the bios saying "no." 

Either way it is not right and really looks like Dell are pulling *** in the back again.
~Umi

Alienware Aurora-R4 ALX
Ivy-Bridge-E i7-3930K, 3.20GHz  (Kept cool with Corsair H80i Hydro using two Noctua NF-P12-PWM)
16 GB 1800-MHz PC3-12800 DDR3
Nvidia GTX 680 4 GB DDR5 
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Two Samsung SyncMaster 215tw Monitors in 1680x1050 @59Hz 

TactX Alienware Keyboard
Logitech G600 Mouse
Logitech G13 Keypad

Tritton 720+ Headset on s/pdif output
Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speaker system

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Rawheadrex
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RE: Aurora R4 Visualization (VT) off by default and not displayed in BIOS A11

For me yes, I used VirtualBox since a long time without problem. The problem appear only since I upgraded with the A11 and I have the same processor: i7-3930K 3.2Ghz.

I tried to downgrade to A10 but is impossible :-(

I will call Dell for that!! In my mind is not normal.

Thanks

Raw.

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Ishumi
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RE: Aurora R4 Visualization (VT) off by default and not displayed in BIOS A11

Let me know if you get anywhere.. been wanting to test some things with virtualbox and other tools.

The Tech I was on phone with last time just kept telling me I needed a X brand chip and said he could transfer me to the component upgrade department. 

Alienware Aurora-R4 ALX
Ivy-Bridge-E i7-3930K, 3.20GHz  (Kept cool with Corsair H80i Hydro using two Noctua NF-P12-PWM)
16 GB 1800-MHz PC3-12800 DDR3
Nvidia GTX 680 4 GB DDR5 
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Two Samsung SyncMaster 215tw Monitors in 1680x1050 @59Hz 

TactX Alienware Keyboard
Logitech G600 Mouse
Logitech G13 Keypad

Tritton 720+ Headset on s/pdif output
Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speaker system

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