Problem: Virtualbox on Acer 4530 freezes constantly

AMD has a hardware virtualization component called AMD-V which apparently improves the virtualbox experience. However, with the latest virtualbox on Acer 4530, it hangs up the entire laptop. Here’s a lengthy discussion with a solution at the end:

http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/4179

Kudos to the people who worked on this ticket for persisting until the solution was found.