Acer Laptop with Phoenix BIOS: BIOS MOD Request

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  1. ZakMcRofl

    ZakMcRofl Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yes, that is exactly what I did.
    The working result is here:
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    XP Mode works (only installed 2 of the 3 suggested files from MS) but I'm pretty sure it also works for non-VT systems by now.
    VMWare, when loading OSX 64-Bit, fails with the same message as before ("This host does not support all of the hardware virtualization features required by VMWare workstation"). Any other good ways to check?

    Update: its a Core Duo T2300, not a 64-Bit CPU afaik. Maybe that was the reason for the VMWare message all along and the BIOS mod was completely unnecessary (SLIC excluded)
     
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    ssorgatem Notebook Enthusiast

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    Securable says no 64-bit support?

    Sometimes you get surprises with some processors. For example, I have an acer aspire 5315 which had a celeron 530 which was emt64-capable... but with a weird bug that didn't turn on the fan when operating under 64 bits. Then I replaced it with a c2d T8300 :D (following a step by step guide found in these forums)
     
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    ZakMcRofl Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yes, I knew it is 32bit only but I blamed its inability to run OSX on the lack of VT. On my PC (64bit) OSX would not run due to lack of VT (stupid Q8200) so I figured the same was the case on the laptop.
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    ssorgatem Notebook Enthusiast

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    Wow, non-EMT64 but with VT-X?

    This is offtopic, but you can still manage to run OSX in a virtual machine if you install a 32-bit only hackintosh, and then having VT enabled will help you.

    You cannot run OSX on your other PC because in order to run x86_64 virtual machines you need to have VT enabled. Again, you could still install a 32-bit only hackintosh. You could even install it in a dual boot setting, without virtual machine (I did this just for fun in my aspire 5315, which until I not o much ago hadn't VT enabled in the BIOS).

    Or maybe you can upgrade your cpu, as I did with my aspire 5315 (Celeron 530 @1,7 GHz -> Core 2 duo T8300 @ 2.4 GHz :D)
     
  5. kizwan

    kizwan Lord Pringles

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    I have updated the download link at post #213.
    Yeah, XP Mode now can run on computer without VT capable.
    I see. You should be able to use VT-x with 32bit guest OS. Just set it manually to VT-x at processor section. It should improve the performance a little bit. You will get warning message (at VMware window - below-right corner) if VT is disabled. If no warning message appear, it means VT indeed enabled. Too bad your CPU doesn't support 64bit. :)

    You can use VT.iso to check the virtualization. Direct download link:-
    vt.iso
     
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    chiwi Notebook Enthusiast

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    8920G bios mod works perfect thank you very much sir
     
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    kizwan Lord Pringles

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    I'm glad it works for you. :)
     
  8. raclimja

    raclimja Notebook Consultant

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    i have an Acer Extensa 5620-4801 with Pentium Dual Core T2390 and onboard Intel X3100,

    my current BIOS version is V1.34 Phoenix Technologies LTD 04/15/2008

    is there any benefits if i update my bios with the one posted here?
    also if i used the BIOS here, will i be able to use SETFSB(which currently i cannot) to overclock my cpu?

    btw here is my RW-Everything Report just in case you need it
    http://www.mediafire.com/?2kinjnhw3rz

    edit: can you please modify my bios so i can overclock my cpu using SETFSB,

    btw here is the latest BIOS on my extensa 5620 1.35
    ftp://ftp.work.acer-euro.com/notebook/extensa_5620/bios/v1.35.zip

    TNX ^^
     
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    kizwan Lord Pringles

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    I'm afraid this is not supported. I'm not even know how SETFSB works. Based on quick research it only support certain chipsets.
     
  10. ZakMcRofl

    ZakMcRofl Notebook Enthusiast

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    Just a quick follow-up: VT.iso shows that VT is enabled, securable shows "Locked on". XP mode worked without the "No VT" update mentioned above.

    So in conclusion I believe the bios works, however IMHO VT was already activated in the original bios.

    Would you mind if I share this bios elsewhere (MDL forum)?
    Regards, Zak
     
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