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I am trying to enable Intel VT-x on my Clevo W150ER. The processor is an Intel i7-3610QM and it supports Intel VT-x. However, I've read that my motherboard also has to support it, namely, the chipsets of the motherboard must support it. So I was wondering if anyone here knows a command that can tell me which chipsets my motherboard is using and if they support Intel VT-x as well.


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marked as duplicate by dobey, Thomas Ward, Luis Alvarado May 8 '13 at 2:21

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The easiest way to find out the chipset is to look at the detailed system specs from the manufacturer, it should say what the chipset is. – Thomas Ward May 8 '13 at 2:09
Flame_Phoenix the answer here depends on a hardware feature. I would actually try to use the answer provided and use the Search option. This is not really related to Ubuntu and more related to a BIOS feature. In my case, the DZ68DB and the DP35DP from intel have this feature. I would suggest, since your processor does have it, to find a motherboard that can also handle it. – Luis Alvarado May 8 '13 at 2:24
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That command you're looking for is dmidecode. dmidecode is a tool for dumping a computer's DMI (some say SMBIOS) table contents in a human-readable format.

To get a full infomation about system hardware:

dmidecode | less

You can use dmidecode with grep to get a specific section from command's results:

sudo dmidecode | grep -A4 'Base Board Information'

You can use dmidecode with --string argument to display a specific piece of information:

sudo dmidecode --string baseboard-manufacturer

For the full list of supported strings checkout the man page.

man dmidecode

If dmidecode is not available on your system, you can install it by running:

sudo apt-get install dmidecode
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