return finder to 32 bit mode?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tivoboy, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    I know one can turn the finder and OS to 64 bit, by holding down the 6 and 4 keys during boot up. But, how can one do it the other way around (I'd like to simply try it again, since I am getting HUGE memory usage on my 4GB MBP) I have tried holding down the 3 and 2 keys upon boot up, but that doesn't seem to work?

    Any other tips?
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Snow Leopard reverts back to the 32-bit kernel (default) after a reset.
     
  4. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    IIRC, the Finder will always run 64-bit regardless of the kernel which is running...

    The devs at Apple haven't spent 6 months or so writing a new finder from scratch for nothing...
     
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Yep. The Finder will run in 64-bit mode regardless of which kernel mode is used.
     

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