Cube graphics/display question...

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by gotohamish, Jan 6, 2003.

  1. gotohamish macrumors 65816

    gotohamish

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    Hi all,

    I have two G4 cubes, each with their own 15" ADC Studio Display LCD screens. However, I want to mirror the two screens connected to one Cube. The graphics card has ADC and VGA, is there a way to run two ADV monitors from a Cube? I NEED to find this out soon.

    Cheers
    Hamish

    PS, I don't have them here, but the original white 15" LCDs (frosted plastic not the graphite ones) were ADC weren't they? I have an earlier Blue monitor that is AppleVGA. HELP!!!
     
  2. insidedanshead macrumors regular

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    There's good news.. and bad news.. the good news is that there is VGA to ADC adapters (although EXPENSIVE).. the bad news is, is that the Cube has a Geforce 2MX grfx card which DOES NOT support dual monitors.. it will only send a signal to one monitor. Now there is external hardware you can buy that will replicate a signal coming out of a card and allow you to hook up another monitor but because your moniter is ADC.. you'd have to fork over a lot of money with converters.. ADC is conveinent in some apects but a nightmare in others.. hoped I helped
     
  3. gotohamish thread starter macrumors 65816

    gotohamish

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    Well, the two cubes I have are tied up all day running their two monitors with presentations running all day, identically. If I could get one machine to mirror the two monitors, I would have a free cube to play with, so a little expense might be cheaper than a new cube!

    What's the hardware you mention, and where can it be purchased? Also, all the original Apple spec sheets say the Cubes came with a custom-made ATI Rage 16MB, not a GeForce2MX. Either way, the ATI card can't mirror from two ports!!

    Thanks for your reply, I look forward to more.
    Hamish
     

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