iMac's Anything i need to know ?

Macmadant

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Jun 4, 2005
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Hey got two core 2 duo imacs in my basket just waiting for pay day to press the order button (about a week), just wondering:
Is there any teething problems?
Will i Find trouble with Rosetta as we are currently a PowerPc Household?
Are they fast? e.g will i notice a difference
And what's the difference between core duo and core 2 duo?
Is core 2 duo 64 BIT?
Here are the specs

2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
1GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x512MB
160GB Serial ATA drive
Keyboard & Mighty Mouse + Mac OS X
17-inch TFT display
8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±RW, CD-RW)
ATI Radeon X1600 graphics with 128MB GDDR3 memory
AirPort Extreme
Bluetooth 2.0

And

2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
1GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x512MB
ATI Radeon X1600 with 128MB VRAM
250GB Serial ATA drive
Keyboard & Mighty Mouse + Mac OS X
20-inch TFT display
8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±RW, CD-RW)
ATI Radeon X1600 graphics with 128MB GDDR3 memory
AirPort Extreme
Bluetooth 2.0
 

Macmadant

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Jun 4, 2005
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WOW, thats funny i thought loads of people had Intel Macs running PowerPC app's in Rosetta, for those who will answer all my software my games ect. are PowerPC how will they run on the intel macs
 

MacProGuy

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Aug 16, 2006
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Macmadant said:
WOW, thats funny i thought loads of people had Intel Macs running PowerPC app's in Rosetta, for those who will answer all my software my games ect. are PowerPC how will they run on the intel macs
Don't know. If it isn't compiled for Intel, it doesn't touch my new Mac.
 

orangezorki

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Aug 30, 2006
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Macmadant said:
Hey got two core 2 duo imacs in my basket just waiting for pay day to press the order button (about a week), just wondering:
Is there any teething problems?
Will i Find trouble with Rosetta as we are currently a PowerPc Household?
Are they fast? e.g will i notice a difference
And what's the difference between core duo and core 2 duo?
Is core 2 duo 64 BIT?
Here are the specs

2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
1GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x512MB
160GB Serial ATA drive
Keyboard & Mighty Mouse + Mac OS X
17-inch TFT display
8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±RW, CD-RW)
ATI Radeon X1600 graphics with 128MB GDDR3 memory
AirPort Extreme
Bluetooth 2.0

And

2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
1GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x512MB
ATI Radeon X1600 with 128MB VRAM
250GB Serial ATA drive
Keyboard & Mighty Mouse + Mac OS X
20-inch TFT display
8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±RW, CD-RW)
ATI Radeon X1600 graphics with 128MB GDDR3 memory
AirPort Extreme
Bluetooth 2.0

You won't notice the difference in speed between the two much, if at all. The screen on the 20" however is better, beyond just the size and resolution. It seems like the doubling of the cache in the C2D from 2Mb to 4Mb has had a very positive effect on rosetta, allowing the apps to run like late-generation G4s - not awe inspiring, but enough to bridge the gap until UBs become available.

David
 

carfac

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Feb 18, 2006
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I think 1 Gig ram is right about break even on speed with regard to rosetta. You may want to up that a bit when you can.
 

orangezorki

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Aug 30, 2006
618
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carfac said:
I think 1 Gig ram is right about break even on speed with regard to rosetta. You may want to up that a bit when you can.
I'd also say that the 2Gb upgrade is worth it on BTO. It's really not that expensive and saves you the hassle of taking out the two 512Mb DIMMs and wondering what to do with them.

David