Is the Macbook 64 bit?

razyorv

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32bit CPUs can only access up to 4GB of RAM. 64bit goes way ahead. My question is; is the Macbook 64bit?
 

razyorv

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Yes, the current. I didn't know Macbooks were 64bit... I thought it was only the pro line.

What, other than RAM, are the benefits of being 64bit?
 

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the only other advantages that I know of is that if programs are coded for it then working with large files will be faster.
 

razyorv

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Yeah, being able to access 17,179,869,184 gigabytes or 16 exabytes of RAM is quite a big advantage!
 

Gosh

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Definitely is!

http://www.apple.com/macbook/intel.html

Intel 64 bit processors and the forthcoming 32/64 bit Mac OS X Leopard will fundamentally define Apple Mac's superiority and distinction over Windows PC.

The applications will catch up with the processors surely enough.:)