Snow Leopard system requirements

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  1. Buzzworms macrumors member

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    After checking out the system requirements for the upcoming Snow Leopard OS I'm wondering if my '06 MacBook 1.1 w/ a Core Duo processor meets the minimum requirements - specifically, the difference between a 32-bit processor vs. 64-bit processor. Thanks.

    "64-bit support requires a Mac with a 64-bit processor."
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    The 64 can address more than 4GB of RAM. Among other things. :D

    All Intel Macs work with Snow Leopard, as is stated on Apple's site.
     
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    64-support requires a 64-bit CPU.

    So you just will not have any 64-bit goodness with your Core Duo 32-bit CPU.

    from the Technical Specifications:

    Mac computer with an Intel processor
     
  4. MarkCooz macrumors 6502a

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    how about a Core 2 Duo? will we support the 64-Bit? or only the quad cores?
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Since Apple uses no quad-core Core 2 processors... and since all Core 2 processors are 64-bit... I have no idea what you're talking about.
     
  6. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    They use the Quad Core chips in the Mac Pro models, just nothing "portable."

    OP, here's how it goes...

    Core Duo= 32-bit architecture, sorry, no 64-bit features for you.
    Core 2 Duo/Quad and newer= 64-bit architecture, features are go.
     
  7. GeneKam macrumors regular

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    Old core duo are not really going to get alot of advantage from going to the SL, just lower OS memory use, a little speed up due to that and increase in battery life as far as i can tell. 64 bit machines are the once that will be rocking the new os fully, but for 30$ upgrade even 32 bit users are stupid not to.

    PS: I noticed a pretty big increase in battery life in SL on my White MB latest one. i haven't had a chance to install SL on my older mac yet to see what will happen there. The batttery would last me good 5 hours with casual use leaving my lap top on and leaving to the gym, come back after a few hours start working on it again for another good hour before its dead.
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Core Solo... even worse. :p
     
  9. GeneKam macrumors regular

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    XOXOXOXOXO Who has those now days?.....unless.....CELERONE!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. MarkCooz macrumors 6502a

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    Well i didn't know that core 2 duo has a 64 bit architecture, sorry...
    all i know is i have a 2.0GHz C2D. So i'm guessing i'm good to go for SL.
     
  11. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    The first Intel based MacMinis (2006) were Core Solo..
     

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