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Will AC 15 Run on MacbookPro Late 2007

NCornia
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I have a MacBook Pro (model 3,1) Late 2007 and I am concerned that AC 15 will not run on it since 15 is 64-Bit only. Looking on the web, Apple says that Early 2008 models and up support the 64 Kernel. The late 2007 MacBook Pros had the Intel Core 2 Duo, which is 64-bit compatible but the 64-Bit kernel is not supported according to Apple. I know the kernel is the core of the OS so I am doubtful it would run.

I may just have to wait and see but one other issue is that I am running Leopard 10.5.8. So I will have to upgrade to Snow Leopard to test, but that may mean $30 down the drain if 15 does not work with the hardware.

Can anyone confirm so that I can lay my doubts to rest?
Nicholas Cornia
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Karl Ottenstein
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Greg says that the Core2 Duo should work:
http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?p=188897&highlight=#188897

referencing this Apple article that says yours is 64 bit:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3696

Note that this other article:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3770

doesn't even mention your late 2007 MacBook as being able to run the 64 bit kernel.

This user forum discussion is confusing - I did not realize you could run 64 bit apps on the 32 bit kernel, so it seems like you should be OK...

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2132768

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NCornia
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Karl,

Thanks for looking up on it. It does seem there is a slew of inconsistent/unclear information on the matter as you have seen. I may just have to be the guinea pig and try it, or talk the boss into buying some new hardware, which is not likely

Thanks again!
Nicholas Cornia
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Barry Kelly
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Is it still possible to download the 64 bit preview version to see if that works?

http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=33258

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NCornia
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Barry,

Thanks, good idea. The link still seems to be active so I will see if I can get it running. I will post my results here.
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Ralph Wessel
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NCornia wrote:
The late 2007 MacBook Pros had the Intel Core 2 Duo, which is 64-bit compatible but the 64-Bit kernel is not supported according to Apple. I know the kernel is the core of the OS so I am doubtful it would run.
The fact that the kernel doesn't run as a 64-bit process doesn't preclude other processes (including applications) from running as 64-bit. Take a look at Activity Monitor and see if you are already running 64-bit processes (a snippet of mine is attached).
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