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Sorry if this is a silly question but I'm not all that great at computers, basically I want to get a macbook but I need to run parallels for some uni software so I need to know what version of windows to get.
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I believe the Macbook Core Duo is 32 bit and the Macbook Core 2 Duo is 64 bit.
Do you know which version you have?
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havn't got it yet but im planning on getting one of the core 2 duo ones
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Even though the Core2Duo is 32 AND 64 bit, I'd still recommend going with a 32bit version of windows. 64 bit Windows isn't supported by bootcamp yet and seems to cause a lot of problems...
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Agreed completely with Aptmunich. I just went on a Network service call the other day. The new system that was having issues with a Dual 4 Core Itanium system with 4GB RAM and Vista 64-Bit Ultimate. Ran into all sorts of Driver issues with his HP Pro Laser printers on the network. He has also found software that will not work on the 64-Bit version of Vista not to mention driver problems. Go with the 32-bit version.
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thanks for the advice, i'll stick with the 32 bit version. I can't wait to try os x I've heard so many great things about it and its so pretty!
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Silly question from a newby.... my bank has some software forsafer online banking... yet i have a MBP C2D thats 64bit... it says on my banks website that it only supports 32 bit... i noticed that someone above said that my MBP runs both 32 and 64 bit... is this correct. can i run software for 32bit on this... thanks. B
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Your bank's software will work just fine on your machine. My bank likewise only supports 32 bit for now - and my on line banking works without any problems.

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Not sure what you will be doing with 64 bit until software becomes available for it. I just bought an M6500 from Dell and it has Extreme Quad Core (8 CPU's, running on 16 gigs of RAM, not 2 gigs). Photoshop CS4 supports 64 bit and has its own launch icon on the unit. To see a demo on speed, please check out this 347 meg photoshop file and see how long it takes to open it in a single processor, then watch how fast it is on Extreme Quad Core Dell M6500. Asta la vista 32 bit. Hello to 64 bit.

Youtube the72rabbit for a demo of extreme power of the Dell M6500 PORTABLE WORKSTATION for Spring 2010.
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If you hold down the number 4 and 6 while you boot up your macbook pro it will boot in 64 bit mode..
but you have to be using snow leopard to do that.
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