iMac 7,1 and Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'iMac' started by vansouza, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. vansouza macrumors 68000

    vansouza

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    Is there something about the hardware on this iMac that will not let SL run in full 64 bit glory?

    It loads 64 bit kernel, but did that in Leopard as well.

    SL loads the 64 bit kernel but not the rest of it... of course holding the 6 and 4 keys results in no joy.

    So now I suspect it is not just the CPU that must be a 64 bit ready chip but the rest of the hardware must be like wise optimized.

    If someone could explain this to me I would be quite grateful.

    I did try searching but it was just a jungle of responses.

    Thanks...
     
  2. Krafty macrumors 601

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    They probably just havent enabled it to do that yet.
     
  3. vansouza thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Off at the ADC forum I have posted just that wish; but they think not.

    I live in hope so I will continue to pray that after the 8,1 the 7,1 will follow...

    I hope God reads these forums...
     
  4. Krafty macrumors 601

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    I noticed that my '09 Mac Mini has trouble loading some 32-bit programs, but its only things like iStat and Menu Meters. I plan to upgrade the hard drive so if I get the new HD I'll just wait until the initial release.
     
  5. vansouza thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Are you running in full 64 bit mode? Because at the ADC forums they are going on that the Mini will not run in 64 bit mode.

    Do you know how to tell? Click on the Apple then About This Mac... then more info button.... Click on Software and notice the 64 bit Kernel and Extensions: mine says No...
     
  6. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Mines is off as well, sorry I can't help ya.
     

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