Modify Award Bios /acpi 2.0 v 5.3 in HPa6230n to Activate HW Vitual Function

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by return2childhood, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. return2childhood

    return2childhood MDL Novice

    Oct 27, 2010
    #1 return2childhood, Oct 27, 2010
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2010
    I would like to use the HP a6230n to support VMware or Virtual Box. My Bios as reported by Universal Bios Backup Toolkit 2.0 is AWARD /ACPIv2.0 V 5.13 [10/29/2007].
    My CPU AMD Althlon 64x2 Dual Core 5600+ supports HW vituality called AMD-V by AMD. The current Bios [AFAIK] doesn't allow enabling/disabling AMD-V. AMD-V is required to use VMware/Vbox to host a Guest OS. The motherboard is ASUS M2N68-LA [NARRA2].
    Sorry if I have messed up the nomenclature.
    Questions: Can I mod the bios to support the CPU's AMD-V capabilty?
    If so, How would I enable/disable the AMD-V feature? If the answers to these questions is no,you cannot; is the solution to purchase a replacement BIOS that works with my computer[works with this motherboard?]? I don't know if the current BIOS is soldered to the board yet AreAll Bets off if it is soldered on?.