- Jun 16, 2007
How long would a iMac Intel Core Duo from 2006 with 17" 1.83 Ghz Intel Core Duo last working? if i spent everyday 2 hours on it? Does someone have experience with other mac computers??
1.8GHz? G5s didn't come in 1.83 but Core Duos did.How long would a G5 iMac from 2006 with 17" 1.83 Ghz last working? if i spent everyday 2 hours on it? Does someone have experience with other mac computers??
oh thanks noting that iMac G5 was the older one, because i always got confused, i'll edit my first-post againAlso by 2006, the only G5 iMac that was sold was the iSight version, which was 1.9 or 2.1GHz. And that was only briefly until the Intel versions went on sale (January?). So are you sure you're not talking about an iMac Core Duo? (EDIT, okay, I saw your edits... but the iMac Core Duo is just an iMac Core Duo. It isn't a G5. The G5 term refers specifically to the PPC processor that was in the version before that).
But either way, I'd say a fairly long time. I have a 2.0GHz iMac G5 (from the model series that was released in mid 2005), and I see it as having at least 4-5 years of very useful life for me.
I'm in the process of spending about $35 on upgrading it from 1.5GB to 2.0GB, but other than that, I haven't had to do too much to it. I might get it a larger HD at some point.
Anyway, I'd say you can get 5 good years out of it if you don't always need the latest software, and you don't play games.
No. The only Macs that support 64-bit processing are the G5s and the Core 2 Duos (including the Xeon that's in the MP). The Core Solo / Duo chips are actually (this part is confusing) not part of the core architecture series, and they don't support 64-bit. When Intel changed their direction, in essence, they needed to start the new line of multi-core products right away, but their tech wasn't ready. The Core Solo and Duo were essentially modified holdovers from the preceding Pentium line, while the Core 2 Duo was prepared to be the first actual Core Architecture chip. That's a big part of why the C2D came chomping at the heels of the CD so quickly.i thought the iMac Intel core duo supported 64-bit?? doesn't it??
and when let's say 10.6 comes out, how big is the chance that it will be full 64bit ?without 32 bit feedbackLeopard will work fine on Most G4's, All G5's, and all Intel Macs.
For those with Core Duo you just won't be able to take advantage of the 64-Bit Technology.
i loe my imac tooMy original Apple ][ from '77 still works like a charm. Only problem is the Y key is unresponsive, so I'll need to open the case and clean it out. Macs last forever. All the computers in my signature are still up and running and fully functional. Oh, and I have an eMate 300 that there is no room for that still works, as well. Not to mention a first gen Nano.
George W. Bush will accuse them of being terrorists unless they cease and desist and comply with the 32-bit accords of 2006 or something. That will stop them!because why?? if apple makes that decision who's gonna stop them, that would be stupid from apple but if they do that who's gonna stop them??