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Old Feb 1, 2011, 04:10 PM   #1
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Question Using 2009 27' iMac as a monitor Power Mac G4?

Is this possible? Could it achieve the native resolution of the monitor? What dongles would I need?

Here is a picture of my Power Mac G4 and a picture of the ports in back to help identify if it's possible. I believe this machine is from 2000 (a whopping 11 years ago and it still works. )

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Any links would be appreciated also. Thanks in advance.

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Old Feb 1, 2011, 04:17 PM   #2
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http://www.atlona.com/Atlona-Dual-Li...B-Powered.html if the GPU is capable of 2560 x 1440 pixel.

It might be cheaper to get a MDP capable GPU though, but I don't know of any for the G4 PowerMac.

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And the first image of the G4 PowerMac is redundant, as most people here know what it looks like.

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Old Feb 1, 2011, 05:52 PM   #3
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http://www.atlona.com/Atlona-Dual-Li...B-Powered.html if the GPU is capable of 2560 x 1440 pixel.

It might be cheaper to get a MDP capable GPU though, but I don't know of any for the G4 PowerMac.

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As far as Im aware there isnt a single graphics card compatible with that G4 that could handle 2560*1440 pixels (23" was the largest LCD Apple shipped with the G4s and it ran at 1920*1200) - you need a Mac compatible AGP 2x/4x card with enough power to push 2560*1440, which AFAIK dont exist.
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What are those connectors on the card in pci slot 3? And 4 would be SCSI right?
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yes, that is a SCSI port for externals...
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