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    64 Bit Mac OSX Leopord

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    64 Bit Mac OSX Leopord
    Hey there,

    I recently saw online that you can set up your MacBook OS in 64 Bit. I'm in university and use Photoshop and a animation program called Maya and having a 64bit OS would be wonderful.

    I came across this site

    Macintosh Performance Guide: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Booting the 64-bit Kernel

    which explained how to go about setting up 64Bit. For some reason my MacBook will not start up in 64 bit. I have held down "6" and "4" at the start up screen and changed my settings about but still it wont. I've checked using the Terminal (like it says in the link) and it does say that 64 bit in compatible with my laptop. Here are my sepcs

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook3,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB31.008E.B02
    SMC Version (system): 1.24f2
    Serial Number (system): W87470EF0NE
    Hardware UUID: E6D60319-C2E0-5213-8521-787C70763278
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled

    If someone could help me out, or even just say that my laptop doesn't support 64 bit, I would be very happy

    Thank you

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    64 Bit Mac OSX Leopord
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    Why do you want it to boot in 64-Bit? There's a reason Apple has all non-server machines default to the 32-bit kernel.

    Read more here:

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-...means-you.html
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    64 Bit Mac OSX Leopord

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    Quote Originally Posted by kickinthegroin View Post
    Hey there,

    I recently saw online that you can set up your MacBook OS in 64 Bit. I'm in university and use Photoshop and a animation program called Maya and having a 64bit OS would be no different.
    Fixed that for you.

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