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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cybertron3, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. cybertron3 macrumors member

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    I have been running on a Tibook 667mhz for quite a while now. I really want to upgrade to a new MBP (mid level 15"). When they came out, I was a bit suprised they were only 32bit. I know this dosent matter in most situations, but for my work, 4GB+ ram would be awesome. Is it likley that the next release cycle will see 64bit? Or will it probably be a speed bump? I used to be all up to date on this stuff, but I have been out of the loop for a while. Has Intel announced any processors beyond the core2duo that may be coming out in the next 6months?
     
  2. stevehp macrumors 6502

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    Core 2 Duo MBP's are 64Bit.
     
  3. cybertron3 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmmm I thought I read somewhere that it was a 32bit version...

    But then why is there a 3GB ram limit?
     
  4. stevehp macrumors 6502

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    Its because of the C2D - i don;t think it has anything to do with it being 32 or 64 bit.
     
  5. cybertron3 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thats unusual...

    Oh well, thanks for the info!

    Maybe I will pick one up after all.... hmmm... ;)
     
  6. stevehp macrumors 6502

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    There'll always be something new coming out on the horizon. 64 Bit applications will not be widespread for at least 5-6 years.
     
  7. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    3GB has nothing to do with 32 bit or 64bit... you can stick 4GB in there, it'll only recognize 3.3GB...

    that wont change until the santa rosa chipset comes out... in 2007

    the next chip is not coming out in the next 6 months (even if it does, given how MBP updates, you won't get it)
     

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