8 Replies Latest reply on May 6, 2014 2:19 PM by sylvia_intel

    VT-X supporting Processor on VT-D supporting Motherboard

    Chetankumar Lingegowda

      Hi Friends,


      I want to install E8200 Core 2 Duo processor on Intel DQ45CB Motherboard and make sure that I can enable VT in BIOS.

      Both the processor and motherboard support VT, however the terminology used for virtualization feature are different.

      Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) for processor and  Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) for the motherboard.


      I currently have a different motherboard that does not support VT, however my processor does support VT.

      I want to purchase this motherboard (DQ45CB ) which supports my existing processor E8200 Core 2 Duo.


      I want to install vSphere or Microsoft Windows 2008 Server and use the Hyper-V feature to have virtual machines installed on my desktop.


      Can anyone please confirm, if installing a VT-X supporting Processor on VT-D supporting Motherboard and if they are compatible and I get to do what I intend to

      Thank you.