How long will OSX support C2D

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  1. alaibubu macrumors member

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    http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20061030234910147

    According to the above link, the core duo is a 32 bit chipset/processor. Is the MBP C2D 64 bit? Unlike the iMac, Apple's website doesn't state that it is. I'm just worried that Apple will release OSX that is for 64bit processors "only". With the pace Intel is churning out new and better processors, I'm worried it will be too soon.
     
  2. daneoni macrumors G4

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    I dont think you have anything to worry about for the next 5 yrs. 32bit will be supported still. Yes the MBP is 64 bit ready.
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    32 bit procs will be supported for a LONG time, there are a LOT of them out there, too many to just ignore
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Why?

    I wouldn't expect that until 10.8 or 10.9.
    In other words.. a LONG, LONG, LONG time from now.
     
  5. coday182 macrumors regular

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    If you get a new MBP you won't have to worry anyways because the new MBP's have C2D's which are 64 bit processors.
     
  6. emotion macrumors 68040

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    The logic boards that the 64 bit C2Ds sit in are still 32 bit. Draw from that what you will.
     
  7. ntsapp3, Nov 1, 2006
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