Snow leopard and 64bit

Discussion in 'iMac' started by farmermac, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. farmermac macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2009
    Do all macs that ship right now use 64bit ready processors? Im assuming the new iMac I just bought a week ago will be able to take advantage of the new 64bit kernel and rewritten applications?

    A wikipedia entry in the snow leopard article kinda threw me off, said that dual core processors are 32 bit.. ?
  2. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2008
    North Shore, MA
    The Core Duo series is 32-bit but that is several years old. Any machines released in the last 3 or so years are based on the Core 2 Duo series, which do support x86-64.

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