I have a basic laptop - an eMachines E732Z. It has an Intel Pentium P6200 processor.
I need to run a 64-bit virtual machine, but I can't because the processor doesn't support VT-x.
I therefore want to upgrade the processor to one that supports hardware virtualisation.
Intel rather than AMD (but only because I've never fitted a new processor before and I don't want to find that an AMD doesn't fit on the motherboard. If this requirement is unnecessary it can be waived).
As cheap as possible. Virtualisation-support is my only requirement; I don't require any other upgrade in performance.
I have researched chips already in terms of features and price, but there are so many options and features that I don't understand (this would be my first ever hardware-component purchase, I'm a real beginner with this stuff) it's hard to find just a basic upgrade.