Am I really running in 64 bit mode?
Mar 21st, 2012, 08:39
I got some news today that kind of harshed my buzz that I got by downloading the new WAVES 9 plugins. I was told, and it appears to be true, that my computer, a 2 x. 2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon (MacPro1,1) cannot run anything natively in 64 bit mode. Why would Apple let me think I'm running in 64 bit mode when I can't? Is there still some advantage to running in 64 bit mode if you can't really do it? I swear when I went to 64 bit mode, I could add more plugins and instruments, and things did seem to be smoother. Or was that a placebo effect, and things seemed to run better because I expected them to run better. I actually didn't have that many problems in 32 bit, to be honest. So, the big question, is there anything to running something in 64 bit mode if the computer is hardwired to run in 32 bit mode?Reply