Upgrading to Snow Leopard, 64 bit

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  1. WhiteShadow macrumors regular

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    How do I know which version of Snow Leopard I installed? I want the 64 bit version. Is there somewhere I can check to verify if I have installed the 64 bit version?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    There is only one version. Whether or not you can use it is up to your computer.
     
  3. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Both are on the same DVD. If your computer can support it, it installs the 64 bit version automatically.
     
  4. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    What are the requirements again? Intel and above? :confused:
     
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    64-bit CPU and EFI
     
  6. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    You will have to press the 6 and 4 to boot into 64 bit mode. I did both ways and kernal task (in activity monitor) will show 64 bit when you do this. Otherwise its 32 bit.
     
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    Any difference speed wisely?
     
  8. WhiteShadow thread starter macrumors regular

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    awesome, thanks for the responses.

    I assume that all of the aluminum macbooks are 64-bit?
     
  9. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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  10. TheNightPhoenix macrumors 6502

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    Applications/Utilities/Activity Monitor

    If you look down the right hand side it shows Intel 64 bit, for the processes that are.
     

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