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Old Jun 3, 2007, 04:50 AM   #1
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Adding a third monitor to G5 2.5 DP?

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Has anyone solved this problem yet? I'd like to add a third monitor to my G5 music workstation (I'm thinking some sort of touch screen, like a Planar 15", or even one of those 9" little car touch-screen displays). In order to accomplish this, however, I need a third video port for my G5.

Seems to me like the way to do that would be to find a PCI-X graphics card. They don't exactly seem to be in abundant supply, though. Anyone know of any?

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Seems to me like the way to do that would be to find a PCI-X graphics card. They don't exactly seem to be in abundant supply, though. Anyone know of any?
I have not heard of any. I thought there were regular PCI video cards that were OS X compatible. One of those should work.
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Old Jun 3, 2007, 12:33 PM   #3
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I have not heard of any. I thought there were regular PCI video cards that were OS X compatible. One of those should work.
Are G5 2.5 DPs backwards compatible with regular PCI cards?
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PCI-X is backwards compatible with PCI
Look for a Radeon Mac PCI card and you're laughing

PCI-e is the incompatible one.
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PCI-X is backwards compatible with PCI
Look for a Radeon Mac PCI card and you're laughing

PCI-e is the incompatible one.
Like this one?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ATI-Radeon-9200-...QQcmdZViewItem

So if I add this to my system, in addition to the two monitors I'm powering from my AGP 8x card, I'll be able to add on two more monitors for a total of FOUR?

I'll be laughing indeed!
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Like this one?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ATI-Radeon-9200-...QQcmdZViewItem

So if I add this to my system, in addition to the two monitors I'm powering from my AGP 8x card, I'll be able to add on two more monitors for a total of FOUR?

I'll be laughing indeed!
I think that will work. That chip wasn't even considered high performance when it was released as a 9200, but I think it should be a lot more than enough for your needs.
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