Does my Mac have an Intel or PowerPC processor?

Not sure if your Mac is using Intel or PowerPC processors? 

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Visit the About This Mac window

This is the quickest way to determine the type of processor in your Mac:

  1. In the Finder, choose About This Mac from the Apple menu.
  2. Look at the Processor line to see which kind of processor is in your Mac.



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