You said : VT is enabled ( default) an the motherboard.
My question may be stupid, but I do not take anything for granted, unless it is written.
Did you try the advanced options by pressing CTRL and F1 when you are in the BIOS?
in your mb_manual_ga-p67(ph67a)(ph67)-ud3-b3_v1.1_e.pdf, I view:
Virtualization Technology Enabled
Enables or disables Intel Virtualization Technology. Virtualization enhanced by Intel Virtualization Technology will allow a platform to run multiple operating systems and applications in independent partitions.
With virtualization, one computer system can function as multiple virtual systems. (Default: Enabled)
I found that the manual simply lists the function''Virtualization Technology.
It is not because the processor supports VT-x technology, which will support the specific support Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d). Like VTd/VTc.
I speak not of your processor I7 -2600
, version non-K
, because it actually support the VT-D.
I thought of other users who read on the forum.
Intel® Processor Identification Utility - Windows* Versionhttp://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?ProductID=1881&DwnldID=7838&lang=eng
"Too bad there is not, to date,one or a few parameters to activated or deactivated Intel VT-x for Directed I/O. Like :
-VT-D and or (AMD-V, and AMD IOMMU for mobo AMD)
-Intel Trusted Execution Technology
-ACPI DMAR table with zero length entries
-LT/TXT Initialization (GA-Q57M-S2H and GA-Q67M-D2H-B3)
Enables or disables Intel Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT).
Intel Trusted Execution Technology provides a hardware-based security foundation. By isolating assigned memory through this hardware-based protection, it allows the system to protect data in each virtual partition from unauthorized access
from software in another partition. (Default: Disabled)
Otherwise I saw the models GA-Q67M-D2H-B3http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3824#ovhttp://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3824#manual
and I find in mb_manual_ga-q67m-d2h-b3_e.pdf the settings for :
Intel IGD SWSCI OpRegion
I don't view setting for SMX (But Support must also be enabled prior to VT and VT-d)
What means SMX? (Safer Mode Extensions, i thiks)
VT and VT-d (Support must also be enabled prior to TXT).
Intel TXT(LT) Configuration
And this mobo have a LAN Intel 82579 chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Maybe you have a get help with this forum :http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte/28441-gigabyte-latest-beta-bios.html http://www.bios-mods.comhttp://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/VTdHowTo
Very interesting Topic
Sandybridge buying advise - Mainboard with Intel VT-d Technology Directed I/O http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php/topic,4778.0.html
But come here again for read my news in this topic.
I will inform Dark Mantis about the subject and inform him of your request for a bios Optimizer virtualisatin VT-D.