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    Are Intel Imacs 32 or 64 bit??
    Are the current range of intel based iMacs 32 or 64 bit CPU's?

    I'm a web designer and some of the software that I use is available for both 32 and 64 bit, I just wanted to check before downloading.

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    They are 64 bit CPUs, ever since the G5 (before Intel) the OS has been fully 64 bit but backward compatible with 32 bit

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    I have two apps to download MYSQL and Coldfusion, would you download the 64 bit versions then?

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    Assuming you have an Intel mac and 10.4 or higher (you have those) then , yes - your systems CPU and OS will run that bit quicker with the 64 bit versions.

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    Yes I have leopard and one of the current intel imacs, will they just work these apps?

    I know with windows you can need special 64 bit drivers etc

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    you need those with windows because 32bit is still pretty much the 'norm'
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    http://www.apple.com/macosx/technology/64bit.html

    Remember, Microsoft tends to make things complicated, Apple tries to make things simple. MYSQL and Coldfusion 64 bit will most definitely work

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    Thanks very much for your help.

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    Windows on imac
    Does anyone know if in the case when i want to install wnidows 7 on an imac which has a windows 64 bit is it possible?

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    Does anyone know if in the case when i want to install wnidows 7 on an imac which has a windows 64 bit is it possible?
    It depends on the vintage of your iMac.
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