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    How can you tell? 64 bit?

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    How can you tell? 64 bit?
    Hello all, of course I'm quite new to the Mac world so can anyone please tell me how to tell if you have a 32 bit or 64 bit machine? I have an 27 iMac and I would love to know.

    Also, does anyone have any suggestions on software to use to create a design short video clips for my church? It would be stuff like sermon illustrations that would probably some video, audio and text and I would like to kind of animate them all together. Just some suggestions if you got them.

    Thank you and have a wonderful day.

    Steve

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    How can you tell? 64 bit?
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    Here is a chart of 64 bit capable Macs and a terminal command you can use to be sure if your Mac is not on the chart. Will your Mac boot 64-bit Snow Leopard by default? Not unless it's an Xserve | ZDNet

    Your Mac comes with iMovie and you could use that for light video editing. It should be sufficient for your needs.
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    How can you tell? 64 bit?
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    Lightbulb You can do this...
    ... if you wan't to know about the processor, if it's 32 bit or 64 bit. Check this link How to tell if your Intel-based Mac has a 32-bit or 64-bit processor.

    About the video software, use iMovie '11. That is the best solution for a good animated video for slideshows and videos, and it's cheap too.
    Check the Mac App Store for it.

    Hope this helps...

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    How can you tell? 64 bit?
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    Your iMac 27" is 64 bit.

    Do you have a copy of MS Office for the Mac? Or iWork? Either Powerpoint or Keynote can be used with embedded video and audio to make an animated presentation. iMovie (which you already have) can be used to create the video.

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    How can you tell? 64 bit?

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    Fantastic folks!! You guys are very wonderful.

    I have a "Intel Core i5" so according to the Apple chart, I am running 64 bit.

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    How can you tell? 64 bit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacPastor View Post
    Fantastic folks!! You guys are very wonderful.

    I have a "Intel Core i5" so according to the Apple chart, I am running 64 bit.
    ... glad that we could help!

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    How can you tell? 64 bit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacPastor View Post
    Fantastic folks!! You guys are very wonderful.

    I have a "Intel Core i5" so according to the Apple chart, I am running 64 bit.
    Not to pick on semantics but you are 64 bit "capable". You aren't "running" in 64 bit mode unless you restart and hold the "6" and "4" keys down.
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    How can you tell? 64 bit?

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    He is probably asking to find out if he can run lion. As long as it was made from 2008+ it's 64 Bit.

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    How can you tell? 64 bit?
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    It's worth noting here -- as it is an area that has already garnered a LOT of misconception -- that it really doesn't matter if you're "running" 64-bit or not unless you have more than 16GB of RAM on board. The important thing is to be 64-bit CAPABLE as pointed out above (for compatibility reasons).

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