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Does a macbook pro (2008) with 2.4 Ghx intel 2 duo have 64 bit processor?

Posted by Phil UK 
Does a macbook pro (2008) with 2.4 Ghx intel 2 duo have 64 bit processor?
June 28, 2011 06:45AM
I am hoping that when Lion come out in England I will be able to install it and FCP X. The Apple store states your machine should have a 64 Bit processor in order to install FCP X... ??? Any thoughts please. Cheers Phil
Re: Does a macbook pro (2008) with 2.4 Ghx intel 2 duo have 64 bit processor?
June 28, 2011 06:57AM
Yep Phil the i5 and i7 Processors and even the older Core2duo are 64bit processors.

You might find depending on the age of your Mac Core2duo that you will need to get a little 32/64bit Kernel switching app or preference pane.

I use SixtyFour Switcher: [seiryu.home.comcast.net]

Not had a single issue with launching any apps; and under Snow Leopard (don't know about Lion yet) those Apps that require 32bit (such as older Photoshop with 32bit plugins) can be copied and set to "Open in 32bit mode" in the Info dialogue box (cmd-i).



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Re: Does a macbook pro (2008) with 2.4 Ghx intel 2 duo have 64 bit processor?
June 28, 2011 08:45AM
Thanks Ben, I'm still slightly unclear, my macbook is about three years old but the app download sounds easy enough.. cheers
Re: Does a macbook pro (2008) with 2.4 Ghx intel 2 duo have 64 bit processor?
June 28, 2011 08:54AM
You can download it now - its a Preference Pane that allows you to Switch between 32bit and 64bit Kernel.

The default for your MBP is 64bit with 32bit 64-bit Kernel and Extensions.

Change it to 64/64 - however you should still be able to run FCPX without setting this.

You can get it now if you are running Snow Leopard.



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Re: Does a macbook pro (2008) with 2.4 Ghx intel 2 duo have 64 bit processor?
June 29, 2011 08:01AM
I'm running 10.5.8 - that's too old? Lion comes out in the UK next month, can I install that then do the 64 bit download?
Re: Does a macbook pro (2008) with 2.4 Ghx intel 2 duo have 64 bit processor?
June 29, 2011 10:03AM
Sorry guys...moved this one by accident. Someone please move it back to the Cafe. Thanks smiling smiley

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