Gateway P-171S FX VT-Enable?

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sintax
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Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:07 pm

I was messing around with Phoenix Bios Editor, although i'm not sure how to use it, I saw this string in there..

"Intel Virtualization Technology"
"'When enabled, a VMM can', 0Dh, 'utilize the additional', 0Dh, 'hardware virtualization', 0Dh, 'capabilities provided', 0Dh, 'by this technology.', 0Dh"

I know 100% for sure my CPU supports VT and i'm curious if anyone would be kind enough to either help me out with modifying the bios update file or if I could post it on here if someone could do it much quicker than myself? I don't see much talk of gateway laptop mods but this gateway is a beast and i absolutely love its power ;D

Gateway P-171S FX (Phoenix Bios)

I got a few module loading errors in phoenix bios editor, not sure what it means.

i'd post a link to where i'm hosting my bios but apparently I can't yet lol.. i can PM if someone is interested in helping.
edwin
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Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:12 pm

Yep, I can see where you are coming from. Your laptop should have a T7250:
http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/200 ... Rsp2.shtml

Which according to Intel support VT-x:
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=31728

Now here comes the kicker, Sony has a laptop with the same CPU and the same chipset, and they DID release a bios version that can enable VT-x
http://www.bios-mods.com/forum/archive/ ... -5249.html

So, as usual with Gateway, they disable whatever performance tricks they can find, do not support your product after 11 months of your 1-year warranty, make you pay for replacements in warranty and the support section of their site is basically f*cked up.

In short: you are SOL thanks to Gateway.
edwin/evasive

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System error, strike any user to continue...
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