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I have a CLEVO w150erm, with a i7-3610QM processor, which supports Intel VT-x. However in order to use it I have to activate that option in the BIOS (or so that's what I believe) but I simply can't find it.

Is there a way to let me know if I have the Intel VT-x option enabled or to activate it without using the BIOS?

If not, where am I supposed to activate it in the BIOS? I simply can't find it :S

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What does your system BIOS have to do with Ubuntu? You may rephrase your question to "How do I check if I have VT-x enabled?" in case you just want to check. –  gertvdijk May 7 '13 at 19:07
    
no no, I know that I have VT-x. I was just wondering if there are any Ubuntu hacks that I can do to activate it, because I read somewhere in the internet that there are. Basically I am looking for help and confirmation. –  Flame_Phoenix May 7 '13 at 19:09
    
"I read somewhere in the internet" Please be more specific and provide us a link. I would be very much interested to know if it is possible. –  gertvdijk May 8 '13 at 7:50

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Is there a way to let me know if I have the Intel VT-x option enabled

Install cpu-checker Install cpu-checker, e.g.:

sudo apt-get install cpu-checker

Then check if you can run KVM by using kvm-ok:

$ kvm-ok
INFO: /dev/kvm exists
KVM acceleration can be used

or to activate it without using the BIOS?

No.

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will this enable Intel VT-x ? Thanks! –  Flame_Phoenix May 7 '13 at 19:10
    
No, you have to activate it in the BIOS. Every bios is a little different, on one machine I found it under the "security" section. See also superuser.com/questions/22915/how-do-i-enable-vt-x –  bodhi.zazen May 7 '13 at 19:21
    
@bodhi.zazen Thanks, removed that part. –  gertvdijk May 7 '13 at 19:42

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