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Hi there, I plan to create lab pc, as far as i know Hyper-v requires DEP, and hardware assoc. virtualisation, How i can check if the setup that i want to buy will have this features ? I’m really confused which cpu and motherboard to buy, i do not want to loose my money, is there any rule in the cpu, motherboard ? i cannot find this in the specifications. which motherboards and PC form AMD or Intel will support this ?




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The CPU specs will state if it supports virtualization or not. These days, it would be hard to find any second generation i Series (Sandy Bridge LGA 1155) that does not support it. Just check the specs.

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Thanks for reply jm !

So the only thing i need to check is a processor ? how about the chipset ? Im planning to buy core i7 or Phenom II, so due to your response there should'nt be any problem with this.




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If the CPU is supported and the board supports the CPU.....................most second generation Sandy Bridge boards will suit you just fine. if you check some of the sig liines of the BYOB posters, you will see the equipment they are using. I amusing a Gigabyte GA-H55-USB3 ATX MOBO with a first gen i5-760.

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Thanks, actually i planned 2 setups:

-Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 with Intel Core i7 950 4x3.06

-Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3 with AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2


I read a lot on the internet and it seems that Hyper-V will run on this, but anyway i just wanted to confirm, becouse i do not want to lose my money :)

By the way, will i feel any difference between this two setups on my hyper-v server ?

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Don't buy any "K" series Sandybridge processors. They aren't fully VT-d compliant and have issues with supporting hardware pass-through. I.E. buy an i5 2500 but not an i5 2500K.

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Don't buy any "K" series Sandybridge processors. They aren't fully VT-d compliant and have issues with supporting hardware pass-through. I.E. buy an i5 2500 but not an i5 2500K.


Apparently virtualization and overclocking are incompatible.

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Thanks guys!, you really helped me, shop assistant was trying to convince me that Core i7 2700K is better than Core i7 2700 and the price is similar :) i've taken Core i7 2700, it will come tommorow :)

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