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gigabyte m61sme-s2 and amd athlon 64x 4000+
« on: October 07, 2014, 12:18:09 pm »
Hello welcome me to forum.My first post here  ;D ;D

i have  gigabyte m61sme-s2 and amd athlon 64x 4000+ cpu.
My cpu supports virtualization.but the problem is i cannot find the option in my motherboard bios to enable it.

please help me to enable it from bios

autotech

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Re: gigabyte m61sme-s2 and amd athlon 64x 4000+
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2014, 01:43:02 am »
It isn't your board that is doing it. That CPU doesn't support it.

Hyper Transports2000MHz
L1 Cache64KB+64KB
L2 Cache1MB
Manufacturing Tech90nm
64-Bit Support                                 Yes
Hyper-Transport Support                   Yes
Virtualization Technology Support        No
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Re: gigabyte m61sme-s2 and amd athlon 64x 4000+
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2014, 03:28:27 am »
That is an AM2 motherboard, and I see both Athlon 64 X2 4000+ models (Windsor and Brisbane) support VT / Virtualization technology.

AMD-V is not a BIOS option in the GA-M61SME-S2, so I would think the Nvidia chipset motherboard doesn't support virtualization technology.
1) GA-Z97X-Gaming 7, G3258,
2) GA-990FXA-UD3 Rev. 1.1, FX-8350
3) GA-AM1M-S2P, Sempron 3850 Kabini

Re: gigabyte m61sme-s2 and amd athlon 64x 4000+
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2014, 10:58:00 am »
It isn't your board that is doing it. That CPU doesn't support it.

Hyper Transports2000MHz
L1 Cache64KB+64KB
L2 Cache1MB
Manufacturing Tech90nm
64-Bit Support                                 Yes
Hyper-Transport Support                   Yes
Virtualization Technology Support        No


No you are wrong my cpu supports virtualization check here http://products.amd.com/pages/desktopcpudetail.aspx?id=33&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

I dont what else is the problem

Re: gigabyte m61sme-s2 and amd athlon 64x 4000+
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2014, 10:59:48 am »
That is an AM2 motherboard, and I see both Athlon 64 X2 4000+ models (Windsor and Brisbane) support VT / Virtualization technology.

AMD-V is not a BIOS option in the GA-M61SME-S2, so I would think the Nvidia chipset motherboard doesn't support virtualization technology.


Hello Tiger
I have never heard of this type of thing..That if my MB has Nvidia Chipset (some specific model) than it will not support virtualization.  ??? ???

Or does this thing really exist? ???My Chipset is nvidia mcp61 chipset
« Last Edit: October 11, 2014, 11:00:39 am by ankitj1611 »

JGB123

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Re: gigabyte m61sme-s2 and amd athlon 64x 4000+
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2014, 03:13:09 am »
OP, while you were in the BIOS setup program, did you try the F1 key to invoke 'General Help' and the look for 'Advanced BIOS features'?

Which BIOS version does your motherboard have?

Which CPU do you have?

AMD   Athlon 64 X2 4000+   2000MHz   1MBx2   Windsor   90nm   F2   89W   2000   F1
AMD   Athlon 64 X2 4000+   2000MHz   1MBx2   Windsor   90nm   F2   65W   2000   F1
AMD   Athlon 64 X2 4000+   2100MHz   512KBx2   Brisbane   65nm   G1   65W   2000   F2
AMD   Athlon 64 4000+   2600MHz   512KB   Orleans   90nm   F3   62W   2000   F1

GA-M61SME-S2 (rev. 2.x) CPU support list
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2507#

I don't see any way of enabling Virtualization:

*m61sme-s2_2002_i.p65 - motherboard_manual_ga-m61sme-s2_2.0_e.pdf
http://download1.gigabyte.us/Files/Manual/motherboard_manual_ga-m61sme-s2_2.0_e.pdf

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM2 - GA-M61SME-S2 (rev. 2.x)
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2507#manual

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However...

A BIOS update may enable virtualization:

According to the GA-M61SME-S2 Motherboard Layout pictured in its manual, there is only one BIOS chip on the GA-M61SME-S2 (rev. 2.x). Thus if a BIOS update fails (due to a power blackout or a system crash etc) then it's bye-bye 'board.

Therefore if you DO decide to try the following please MAKE SURE that...

1) your motherboard is indeed a GA-M61SME-S2 (rev. 2.x) (you were unclear in identifying your CPU model)

2) your motherboard's current BIOS version is older than version F10A Beta - the final BIOS version available for the GA-M61SME-S2 (rev. 2.x)

3) you download and THOROUGHLY READ the manual for your motherboard in order to learn how to safely flash the BIOS

4) before flashing the BIOS, you go into the BIOS setup and "Load Fail-Safe Defaults" and then "Save to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)? Y"

5) you update the BIOS via Q-Flash (see page 54 of the *manual for instructions on how to use Q-Flash)

6) you consider doing what I do before updating a BIOS (in order to minimize the chance of something going wrong): remove all unnecessary expansion cards and disconnect all needless peripherals and additional hard drives and then make sure the AC cord is securely plugged in at both ends (don't laugh)

7) after updating the BIOS you shut the PC down, disconnect the AC cable, wait a few minutes and then clear the CMOS before booting up again into the BIOS setup and choosing "Load Optimized Defaults" followed by "Save to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)? Y".

"Problem solved with Gigabyte GA-M61SME-S2 motherboard by flashing the BIOS
with F10a update - you then get in "Advanced BIOS features" the first
option of "Virtualization" as enabled (not actually an option but
permanently enabled).

Go to http://uk.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2507&dl=1#biosand
download version F10a. You get
motherboard_bios_ga-m61sme-s2_2.0_f10a.exe which self extracts in a windows
machine. I took the bios file M61SMES2.F10a and updated the bios on my
linux machine using Q-Flash utility found when you go into the bios system
(press del on start up)"


AM2 motherboards with HVM support | Xen | Users
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/xen/users/236762

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FWIW I used to have an Athlon64 x2 4600+ (2.4GHz) with 8GB of 800MHz RAM running on a...

ASUS M3A78-EMH HDMI
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M3A78EMH_HDMI/

...and its virtualization performance wasn't worth much.
Search. Discovery is curiosity's reward.

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Re: gigabyte m61sme-s2 and amd athlon 64x 4000+
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2016, 07:42:40 am »
thanks for everything....

 

anything