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Windows 7: Hardware Acceleration - Good or Bad?


07 Aug 2009   #1
The Blessed One

 
Hardware Acceleration - Good or Bad?

hi,

I tried to test Windows 7 64-bit on VirtualBox 3.0.4 but Vbox told me that I need to turn hardware acceleration on in the BIOS.. I currently have a Dell M1530 Windows 7 32-bit.

1. Why isn't this on in the first place?
2. What are the pros and cons of having it enabled?
3. Will it make by laptop hotter/slower?

Thanks,

Andriy.


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07 Aug 2009   #2

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Blessed One View Post
hi,

I tried to test Windows 7 64-bit on VirtualBox 3.0.4 but Vbox told me that I need to turn hardware acceleration on in the BIOS.. I currently have a Dell M1530 Windows 7 32-bit.

1. Why isn't this on in the first place?
2. What are the pros and cons of having it enabled?
3. Will it make by laptop hotter/slower?

Thanks,

Andriy.
That message is nonsense. the is no such option in the bios.

I don't know Vbox, but there must be an option somewhere in it where you can check a box to enable hardware acc.

Greetz
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07 Aug 2009   #3
The Blessed One

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
That message is nonsense. the is no such option in the bios.

I don't know Vbox, but there must be an option somewhere in it where you can check a box to enable hardware acc.

Greetz
Here is the message:

http://i29.tinypic.com/33p53qg.jpg

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07 Aug 2009   #4

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Blessed One View Post
First you have to be sure what OS you are running 64 or 32 bit.

and fill in your specs, otherwise it is very hard to help you.

Greetz
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07 Aug 2009   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
That message is nonsense. the is no such option in the bios...
Translate it this way, Blessed One. In the VBox panel, select the the VM. The "Settings" group is a virtual BIOS.

"it" is not "on" in the first place because you build the VM.

The pros are, it will work properly. The cons are, well...

A VM will make your laptop hotter and slower, but well within design specifications.

I have installed a 64-bit VBox VM in 32-bit Windows 7. It was a faulty configuration choice. You can do it, no problem. You will, however, prove nothing about the capability/functionality of Win7x64.

Of course, I could be wrong.
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07 Aug 2009   #6
The Blessed One

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
First you have to be sure what OS you are running 64 or 32 bit.

and fill in your specs, otherwise it is very hard to help you.

Greetz
I did say what OS I was running in the OP, it says there Windows 7 32-bit!

My spec is 2.2 Core2Duo, 3GB RAM, 320 HDD, Geforce 8600m GT 256mb DDR3.
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07 Aug 2009   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Blessed One View Post
Well, that is not what you asked. Select the VM. In the settings panel, select System, Acceleration tab. Remove both check marks.
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07 Aug 2009   #8
The Blessed One

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Translate it this way, Blessed One. In the VBox panel, select the the VM. The "Settings" group is a virtual BIOS.

"it" is not "on" in the first place because you build the VM.

The pros are, it will work properly. The cons are, well...

A VM will make your laptop hotter and slower, but well within design specifications.

I have installed a 64-bit VBox VM in 32-bit Windows 7. It was a faulty configuration choice. You can do it, no problem. You will, however, prove nothing about the capability/functionality of Win7x64.

Of course, I could be wrong.
It is already on!

Check out the screenshot below:

http://i31.tinypic.com/9b8yol.jpg
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07 Aug 2009   #9
The Blessed One

 

@Antman

Remove the checkmarks? I thought your supposed to turn hardware acc. on?

Maybe I've missed something...
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07 Aug 2009   #10

 

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