Will this processor be suitable for running Virtual Box

  arbj 14:16 PM 26 Mar 13

I am planning to buy a laptop with a Pentium Dual Core (2nd Generation) processor. I would like to run Virtual Box application with Windows 7 as host OS, the main OS will be Ubuntu 12.04 (64 Bit).

RAM: 8 GB DDR3 1333Mhz Speed: 2.4 Ghz

Will the above processor work ??

More specifically this is the link to the laptop I am interested in..enter link description here

  The Kestrel 11:19 AM 31 Mar 13
  D@ve 16:24 PM 31 Mar 13

According to this page, the processor in that laptop does not support Virtualization. I've not used VirtualBox before; only Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware, both of which require Virtualization support from the CPU. I can't find a definite answer as to whether VirtulBox does require this or not (haven't looked too hard, but I would sway towards it doesn't from what I can find), but I would certainly check this out for definite beforehand.

  arbj 16:44 PM 31 Mar 13

Thank you for the reply...Thanks D@ve for pointing out that important detail to me...

I found this information on VirtualBox...enter link description here

See the section on Hardware vs Software virtualization. It is mentioned that virtualbox can be used even on older processors that do not have hardware virtualization support. Some Oses like Os/2 do need hardwaree virtualization support. But as I would be using Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.04 (32Bit) or Windows XP, I may not need hardware virtualization support...

Please do correct me if I am wrong in this assumption....I have not yet bought the laptop so its not too late yet.

thanks a

  D@ve 20:57 PM 31 Mar 13

Having read your link I think you are correct, and hopefully software virtualization won't cause too much of a performance hit.


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Toshiba dynaPad release date, price and specs: Another Surface Pro 4 rival with Windows 10

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

Google Maps for web gets a Material Design-inspired makeover

New Apple TV 2015 release date and UK price: buy from Apple in late October, in store in November