64 bit windows on Core duo 2?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mjbooij, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. mjbooij macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2006
    I have ordered a core duo 2 MPB. Do I need a 64 bit version of windows if I would like to run windows with bootcamp? Will a 32 bit version also work?
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    x86-64 bit processors run 32-bit code just fine.
  3. drval macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2006
    While it is largely true that 32-bit programs will run fine in the 64-bit version of Windows, this is not univerally true. Some times the drivers for particular pieces of hardware that interface to a particular program, have not yet been implemented. My recommendation would be to NOT use the 64-bit version of Windows at this time unless you specifically know that all of your Windows applications are actually supported in the 64-bit version. The software developer shold be able to give you that information.
  4. sulhaq macrumors regular


    Jul 29, 2006
    Also many drivers from the Mac Windows drivers CD that Bootcamp burns for you won't work on the 64 bit version.
  5. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    The 64 bit version of Windows would run, but in reality the 32 bit version of Windows is much more reliable, and would also run just fine.

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