4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 20, 2012 8:25 AM by Adolfo_Intel

    Intel VT and PAE with i5-2500 or 2500k




      I have to buy and install two additional server systems as hosts for virtual machines.


      MS Windows Server 2003 Enterprise 32-bit is intended for the both machines, but the new computers should be ready for newer operating systems e.g. Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 or Windows 8 because of a planed migration.


      The current servers work with i5-750 processors without any problems.


      Question 1:

      The machines need more than 4 GB RAM per host.

      So, the Physical Address Extension is necessary to recognise the amount of RAM by the 32-bit operating system.

      Do the i5-2500 and i5-2500k processors support the PAE, or not ?


      Question 2:

      Are there differences regarding the Intel Virtualization Technology between our current i5-750 and the new processors?


      Thanks in advance