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Actually, both VT-x and VT-d are supported by the (vPro-enabled) Q9550 processor. In order for these features to be used, this processor must be combined with a vPro-enabled chipset. I see that the Dell Optiplex 870 indeed has a vPro-enabled chipset, namely Q45, so these features should be supported.
EPT (Extended Page Tables) is an Intel second-generation x86 virtualization technology for the memory management unit (MMU). EPT support is found in Intel's Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs (amongst others). Unfortunately, the Q9550, which is a Core 2 Quad processor, supports only first-generation x86 virtualization technology.
Bottom line, VMware Workstation is not going to work on this processor as EPT support is a requirement. I have to say, why you would want to attempt to run VMware on this ancient, 9-year-old machine is beyond me. It can only support 4GB of memory, which is (IMHO) far too little to reasonably support VM operation.