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Aug 27, 2007, 07:52 PM

I have a Acer 22" LCD monitor hooked up to my G5. I love it so much that I've ordered a 2nd identical monitor.

I have a ATI Radeon 9600 XT(128 MB)in slot 1 and an ATI VGA(32 MB) in slot 2.

From my limited understanding, the slot 2 doesn't do me much(if any good), correct?

So, the remaining 2nd display "plug" on the 9600 must be the ADC, correct? (it looks very similar to the other one but its kind of rounded on the ends).

Is it safe to assume that I need the ADC-VGA adaptor, or will I get better performance plugging into the second video card?

Hope this makes sense.

Running a powermac G5 dual 2.5 w/4.5 ram.

Thanks in advance.

Aug 27, 2007, 07:55 PM
Does your monitor have DVI in?

You can get an ADC to DVI (http://eshop.macsales.com/item/BELKIN/F2E9142WHT/) adapter. I've seen them for less elsewhere.

Aug 27, 2007, 09:00 PM

It's an AL2223W and has a "DVI and Analog" input.

It also comes with a DVI and a VGA cable.


Aug 27, 2007, 09:04 PM
I'd use both ports on your AGP video card. The PCI one won't have an sort of acceleration.

Aug 27, 2007, 09:07 PM
OK, thank you very much.

Thanks for the link to the adapter as well.

Take care.