Apparently, the Core Duo chips ARE 64-bit

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  1. thequicksilver macrumors 6502a

    thequicksilver

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    I'm no technical guru, so this link might be utter bunkum, but it's being alleged that the Core Duo (aka Yonah) chips that are in the iMacs and Apple's new hideously named notebook are actually 64-bit capable by design.

    Can anyone read any further into this? It's all Greek to me.

    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=4604
     
  2. jhu macrumors 6502a

    jhu

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    the article is not very clear as to whether the core duo has 64-bit capabilities that are disabled or not.
     
  3. Darwin macrumors 65816

    Darwin

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    my understanding is that the Core Duo doesn't have 64bit
     
  4. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Word on the street has been that most of Intel's chips have been a "64 bit capable design" but not marketed at 64 bit. I have no idea what exactly it means for a 32 bit chip to be "64 bit capable" though.
     
  5. jhu macrumors 6502a

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    the easiest thing to do would be to see if a real 64-bit os (eg linux, netbsd, etc.) could be installed.
     

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