64bit or standard?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jonaseriksson, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. jonaseriksson macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2005
    I have a MacBook. WHen installing Windows through Parallels or boot camp, should I use the 64bit version?
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    No. Core Duo is not a 64-bit chip. Even if it was, Windows XP 64-bit edition is a complete waste of time. Don't ever use it, ever.
  3. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    Even when the MacBooks go Core 2 Duo, 64-bit Windows is only useful if you're running a big SQL database or the like, which is unlikely on a laptop. There's also a big hole in the numbers of available drivers. Go with ordinary Windows. You'll thank yourself.

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