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iMac Core Duo = 64 bit


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Gizmodo reports:

It seems that the Intel Core Duo processors that are all the rage these days may be a little more powerful than Intel would have you know. Thanks to a little detective work, its been discovered that the processors, deep down inside, are actually 64-bit compatible. Yes, that Core Duo you have right now is a 64-bit chip. Intel openly admits that its Sossaman chips are 64-bit, but does not mention this fact about its consumer-targetted Yonah chips, despite the fact that the two are one in the same. What consumer (or geek) would not want to play around with a 64-bit Linux distribution, or Windows 64-bit for that matter? Intel may just have some explaining to do.
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they have the capabilities to be 64 bit, but Intel didn't expand on them. Just like the original P4's and HT.

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they have the capabilities to be 64 bit, but Intel didn't expand on them. Just like the original P4's and HT.
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Yes we had a long debate on this on another forum. The Core Duo has the ability to be 64-bit but it is not. The G5 is so basically the iMac G5 is 64-bit and the new Intel ones are not.

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