clean snow leopard install

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by suedehead, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. suedehead macrumors member

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    so, i did a clean snow leopard install (MBP '11 - 4gb RAM) and i was wondering and i was wondering if it's normal that my system preference window reads 32-bit? shouldn't that be 64-bit?

    i'm new to mac, so forgive me if i ask stupid questions.
    thank you.
     
  2. Jrv macrumors regular

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    I think it's in some aspects both 32 bit and 64 bit. It's not all or nothing like Windows(correct me if I'm wrong)
     
  3. suedehead thread starter macrumors member

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    hey thank you for your time. you could be right i found somewhere that every every MBP '11 runs in 64-bit by default. it's just that i never noticed before that the main system preference window read 32-bit. i installed gamepad compagnon after the clean install and the 32-bit notification seems to show up after i work with that program. you are probably right.
    thanx!
     
  4. RayK macrumors 6502

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    I think it depends on many factors. If you have a 3rd party item in system preferences that might be the culprit.
     

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