Don't ask how to hack password. (BIOS Passwords)
#59887 by RobertR.
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:21 am
hi all, it's been a really really long time (years) since i've last posted on here and I send my warm regards to all of you.

I've recently purchased a toshiba satellite C55D-A5208 and I'm having a real hard time with virtualbox (or any VM appliation infact.) They're all coming up with an error saying AMD-V isn't enabled. I checked every nook and cranny in the BIOS and there's absolutely nothing about it in there. A little research on the AMD A6-5200M processor reveals that it does support VT. My guess is that toshiba has blocked this function for whatever reason.

Is there anyway to patch the BIOS to enable this function? Thanks!

Processors Information
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Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 4 (max 4)
Number of threads 4 (max 4)
Name AMD A6-5200
Codename Kabini
Specification AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics
Package Socket FT3 (BGA769)
CPUID F.0.1
Extended CPUID 16.0
Core Stepping KB-A1
Technology 28 nm
TDP Limit 24 Watts
Core Speed 798.5 MHz
Multiplier x Bus Speed 8.0 x 99.8 MHz
Stock frequency 2000 MHz
Instructions sets MMX (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, x86-64, AMD-V, AES, AVX
L1 Data cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 2048 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
Min FID 8.0x
# of P-States 6
P-State FID 0x4 - VID 0x2A - IDD 4 (20.00x - 1.287 V)
P-State FID 0x2 - VID 0x2C - IDD 4 (18.00x - 1.275 V)
P-State FID 0x0 - VID 0x38 - IDD 3 (16.00x - 1.200 V)
P-State FID 0x108 - VID 0x48 - IDD 2 (12.00x - 1.100 V)
P-State FID 0x104 - VID 0x4E - IDD 2 (10.00x - 1.063 V)
P-State FID 0x100 - VID 0x54 - IDD 2 (8.00x - 1.025 V)

PStateReg 0x80000126-0x00005404
PStateReg 0x80000124-0x00005802
PStateReg 0x8000011D-0x00007000
PStateReg 0x800002D2-0x00009048
PStateReg 0x800002B3-0x00009C44
PStateReg 0x80000297-0x0040A840
PStateReg 0x00000000-0x0001FE00
PStateReg 0x00000000-0x0001FE00

Package Type 0x0
Model 00
String 1 0x0
String 2 0x0
Page 0x0
Base TDP 0 Watts
Boosted P-States 0
Max non-turbo ratio 20.00x
Max turbo ratio 20.00x
TSC 1996.3 MHz
APERF 1996.3 MHz
MPERF 1996.1 MHz
Attached device PCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 0
100 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
110 00600002 00000000 00000000 00000000
120 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
130 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
140 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
150 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
160 00000000 00000000 00DA0800 00000000
170 00000001 00000000 00000000 00000000
180 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
190 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
1A0 80000003 00000000 00000000 00000000
1B0 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
1C0 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
1D0 00000000 00000000 00000000 0000000E
1E0 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
1F0 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000