does running in 64 bit kernel wear out your computer?

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  1. bryantm3 macrumors regular

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    i've got mine set to 64 bit kernel default, but i don't want my computer to wear out or anything. my last iMac's capacitors blew, and i'd hate to have something like that happen any more quickly. will keeping it in 64 bit wear my computer out?
     
  2. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    What does running in 64bit mode has to do with making the computer work harder?
     
  3. peckerhead macrumors member

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    If it runs in 64bit mode surely it is working twice as hard as 32bit mode. It needs to process double the amount of bits in the same amount of time ;)
     
  4. chriszzz macrumors 6502

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    Lol

    If you have to ask that I can't possibly imagine why you are running in 64 bit.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    of course it will wear out sooner

    everyone knows that 64bits weighs more then 32bits and that means the silicon has to handle extra weight whenever it processes stuff. Extra weight = wearing out sooner
    :p
     
  6. bryantm3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i wish i could get a clear answer instead of a series of smartass remarks.
     
  7. mrrish macrumors regular

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    The answer is no.

    and 64bit refers to the two processors... the capacitors are somewhere else on the motherboard.
     
  8. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    If you couldn't tell from the fact that you are getting nothing but smart-ass remarks:

    It makes no difference. In fact, it is naive and silly to believe it somehow could.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    No offense but a 6 year member of this board asking such a ludicrous questions is going to get smart ass answers.
     
  10. bryantm3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    well, excuse me for asking a question. i haven't posted on this board for many years, and have been out of the loop. next time i'll ask my cat.
     
  11. zeeklancer macrumors regular

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    lolz, and asking your cat is just as silly as asking if 64bit vs 32bit is going to wear your computer out any faster...

    But should you ask your cat, can you take a vid of it?
     
  12. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

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    You have a talking cat?
     
  13. Lordedmond macrumors regular

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    must be a Snow Leopard they tell me they are good
     
  14. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    Now, now... play nice kiddies.

    The OP is really asking something legitimate. He knows that the more the CPU works, the hotter things will get. That's all.
     
  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think that's enough.

    I don't think it's widely expected that 64-bit mode will be more processor intensive, generate more heat, use more power, etc. OTOH, SL just came out. Why don't you wait for and read SL benchmarks in a week or two, when someone has made a good set of 32-bit and 64-bit ones?
     
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