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Snow Leopard 64 bits


MBM
January 3, 2011 | 10:43 pm

Hello to everybody:

I´ve read that Snow Leopard can works at 64 bits, and I have a MB Pro i5 (2,53 Ghz. and 4 Gb RAM), so:
- Can I do this? If so, how?
- Is better for Max/MSP or can it give me problems?

Thank you in advance and best regards.


January 4, 2011 | 1:07 am

Yes Snow Leopard is 64bit system mostly.
Max is not yet 64bit as far as I am aware


January 4, 2011 | 1:55 am

Max 5 works fine on Snow Leopard (I use it), as SL runs 32-bit and 64-bit apps interchangeably.

It won’t increase your performance when using Max 5 though because as Maccazia said, Max is not 64-bit (yet). You’re still limited to less than 4GB of RAM use.



MBM
January 4, 2011 | 3:10 am

Ok, thanks to both of you, I´m also running Max 5 on SL, but I´ve read this:

http://www.technobuffalo.com/techbulletin/2010/01/17/how-to-boot-mac-os-x-snow-leopard-into-64-bit-mode/

And I was wondering if doing this would improve something. I´m newbie with Max and OSX, so I´m not sure if doing this would be dangerous or, opposite, if it would be better.

Thank you again and best regards.


January 4, 2011 | 10:28 am

No that won’t make any difference to Max 5 performance. Booting into the 64-but kernel would probably be a bad idea, just in case some of the driver software you use isn’t fully 64-bit compatible, because then it wouldn’t work :p



MBM
January 4, 2011 | 10:12 pm

Ok, thank you very much :-)

Best regards.


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