Want to install MySQL etc....

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I want to install MySQL - I am running OS X 10.5 but there are two options on the download....
  • Mac OS X 10.5 (x86_64) or
  • Mac OS X 10.5 (x86)
Does it matter which one I download...? I looked up about _64 but can't see anything on my system to tell me what I'm running. Advice gratefully received!
 
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64 = 64 bit. There are only a few Macs that are both intel and 32 bit. The core 2 duo and Mac Pro Xeon chips were the first x86 processor that Apple used in its machines. 64 bit machines can handle exorbitant memory addressing vs 32 bit processors.
 
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Thanks for the reply - I have a iMac I bought new last October, can you advise whether I need to download the (x86_64) or the (x86)? Sorry if i am being a bit thick!!
 
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Either will work, but download the x86_64 for your mac
 

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