[TriLUG] TriLUG Digest, Vol 869, Issue 1
xjparkerx at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 14:35:01 EDT 2009
I'm pretty sure just about all of AMD's Athlon 64 bit proc's have AMD-V
if that's what you mean by virtualization extensions. At least according
to the x86 Virtulization wikipedia entry. And I'm almost positive I've
seen a few pdf's that state that any AMD 64 bit proc. post 2700 series
has the AMD-V extensions. However, some mboard manufacturers disabled it
within the bios by default or didn't even add a bios menu item to toggle
the setting. Chances are you've got it you might not be able to mess
with it. Bios update maybe?
Randy Barlow wrote:
> John Brier wrote:
>> Anyway the actual Windows XP VM was too underpowered to play video
>> smoothly with playOn. My host was a Debian 5.0.1 Athlon 64 3200+ with
>> 2 GB memory. I gave the windows guest 1 GB of memory and playon
>> claimed the CPU was not adequate (it has a little color coded rating
>> red/yellow/green) The CPU was listed as yellow. also, fwiw playon has
>> a minimum requirement of 512 MB of memory.
>> My system doesn't have virt extensions, I imagine if it did the guest
>> might perform well enough. I may have to upgrade my router/server to
>> accommodate this in the future. Hope this helps others.
> Virtualization extensions may help out in this scenario. You may also
> try to add more virtual video memory to the VM. I have no idea if that
> will be used heavily in this scenario, as I am not too familiar with
> graphics systems, but it's probably worth a shot since it's easy to do.
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