MacBook Pro 2 Intel 80486

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Artmuzz, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Artmuzz macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I have the new Penryn Core2Duo 2.4Ghz MacBook Pro and I recently installed Menu Meters.

    When I click on the processer percentages on the menu bar, Menu Meters tells me I have 2 Intel 80486 @2.40Ghz.:confused:

    What is Intel 80486? I thought it was Intel Core2Duo I was using or is Intel 80486 just another name for Core2Duo?

    Please advise

    Artmuzz
     
  2. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    Lol...

    A 486 is a pre-Pentium chip they used in the late 80s and very early 1990s.
     
  3. CWallace macrumors 601

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    Menu Meters is evidently suffering from an identity crisis. :D

    Wiki entry on Intel's 80486.
     
  4. Artmuzz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yikes!!!:eek:

    I read that Intel 80486 was also for old x86 processors. I thought that the new Core 2 Duo processors were 64bit (x64).

    Maybe someone needs to tell the manufacturers of MenuMeters about this problem identifying Core 2 Duo processors.

    Does anyone else have MenuMeters identifying the Core 2 Duo processors as the old Intel 80486?


    Artmuzz
     
  5. CWallace macrumors 601

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    Yeah, mine show as 80486's as well (MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo). *shrug*
     
  6. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    The 80486 were the old x86 processors.

    And yes, C2Ds are 64-bit.
     

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