Folding on an Intel iMac

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by livingfortoday, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. macrumors 68030

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    I plan on buying a new Intel iMac in the next week or so, and have a few questions.

    1) Will the folding app run on the Intel chip fine? I figure it should, considering it's written for Mac OSX and not for individual processors, but just making sure.

    2) More importantly. Since the iMac has a dual-core processor, will it run as if it's got two processors, or as one?

    Anything else I should keep in mind? Will the iMac stay cool? My old Cube used to heat up like mad, but I figure that the Core Duo's have better heat management...

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    I was in the Apple Store and used an Intel iMac for a while. It wasn't any warmer than any other iMac G5 I've used. It might have been cooler, and it had been on all day and used by numerous people I'm sure.
     
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  4. thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks, those links are exactly what I needed!
     

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