[SATLUG] VMWare & CPU question

Daniel J. Givens daniel at rugmonster.org
Fri Feb 23 09:21:15 CST 2007


Since VMWare is virtualized hardware, apparently, the virtual processor does not support SSE2. 

If you want to see for sure what extensions YOUR processor supports, you can run 'cat /proc/cpuinfo'.



On Fri, 23 Feb 2007 07:05:44 -0800 (PST), Alex Bartonek <bartonekdragracing at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have a AMD XP 2800 cpu and am running VMWare 5.x (I
> forget the actual version)..  At any rate I tried
> installing Adobe Encore DVD on a XP session (I know..I
> can hear jaws dropping, everything coming to a stop
> etc etc).. but Adobe's installer says I have to have a
> CPU that supports SSE2 instruction.  Does VMWare
> utilize what my true CPU supports or does it only
> support a certain subset of cpu instructions?  I
> thought my CPU did SSE2.
> 
> -Alex
> 
> 
> 
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