Use one of the methods below to determine if your Intel® Processor supports Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):
Search the product specification site
- Determine your processor number:
- Press the Windows key.
- Press the S key.
- Type system.
- Select System.
- Make note of your processor number.
- Visit the product specification site.
- Enter the processor number in the search box.
Using i7-5960X processor as an example, the following screen displays once you press the Enter key. On the left side of the screen, click Advanced Technologies. Look for Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d), which shows Yes or No.
The Intel® Processor Identification Utility automatically identifies:
- Processor number
- Processor and system bus speed
- Processor cache
- Different Intel® technologies your processor supports
- Download, install, and run the utility.
- Click the license agreement.
- Select the CPU technologies tab.
- Advanced technologies are flagged as Yes or No:
Operating system considerations
For answers on Windows XP* mode, see the Microsoft Windows XP Mode and Virtual PC Mode frequently asked questions. For more information, use the page tabs to see documentation, requirements, configure BIOS, and Virtual PC 2007*.
A processor with Intel VT does not guarantee that virtualization works on your system. Intel VT requires a computer system with a chipset, BIOS, enabling software and/or operating system, device drivers, and applications designed for this feature.
If your BIOS includes a setting to enable or disable support for Intel VT, make sure you enable it. For Intel® Desktop Boards, enter the BIOS by pressing the F2 key as the system starts.