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RemoHead



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Mac RAM Question
      #1032688 - 08/02/13 08:14 AM
HI GUYS

My studio mac is a late 2008 2.66 intel with 8GB DDR2 ram running snow leo, I've done a bit of research & i'm stuck at 32bit for now as far as I can see (although please correct me if i'm wrong) but here is my question...

I understand that 32bit systems can only address 4GB of the ram so is the other 4GB a total waste? I've got a plugin I want to run (The slate VTM) which requires 4GB but I don't want it to max out my protools 9 native system when doing so!

any ideas?

Many thanks,

Remo

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Dave B



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Re: Mac RAM Question new [Re: RemoHead]
      #1032690 - 08/02/13 08:55 AM
Er .. I think that I have the same Mac Pro as yours and I'm fairly sure that it is 64bit..

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Re: Mac RAM Question new [Re: RemoHead]
      #1032694 - 08/02/13 09:08 AM
Quote RemoHead:

I understand that 32bit systems can only address 4GB of the ram



Within one app. But there'll always be other stuff happening on the machine, which can use further RAM.


Quote:

I've got a plugin I want to run (The slate VTM) which requires 4GB



I kinda doubt that plugin uses 4GB by itself. More likely, the vendor is saying any sensible machine these days would have >= 4GB.

And as Dave says, your MP can run 64bit.


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RemoHead



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Re: Mac RAM Question new [Re: chris...]
      #1032697 - 08/02/13 09:40 AM
cheers guys,

next question then is how do I get it to do it?

i've tried the holding 6 & 4 keys down when it boots and tapped some code into terminal to supposedly give me the info as to whether it's 32 or 64 bit

Remo


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MarkOne



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Re: Mac RAM Question new [Re: RemoHead]
      #1032718 - 08/02/13 11:23 AM
What DAW are you using?

If it's Logic and you have OSX 10.6.2 or later, Logic will run in 64 bit mode.

Right (or ctrl) click the Logic icon, take "Get Info" and in the information window, uncheck "Open in 32 bit Mode"

I don't know for other DAWs

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