Dual Display help needed

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  1. urban cool macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, noob here...

    I have a PowerPC G5 with a nVidia GeForce FX 5200 with a DVI & (what looks like a ADC port).

    My question is this.

    I have two 23" Apple Displays to run with the machine, however, both are DVI connections, hence i can only get one to work.

    How can i get the other to work, what do i need?

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    many thanks in advance
     
  2. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    You if one port is a DVI and the other is a ADC, then you need a ADC-DVI adapter.
     
  3. urban cool thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cheers kwood.... i just wanna make sure i get this right before i try to buy one... can any1 confirm that my other port is indeed ADC....
    the port in red on the pic below

    [​IMG]
     
  4. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    You actually have it backwards. The one on Left (in red) is the DVI adapter and the one on the right (in blue is the ADC adapter)./

    This article shows the difference:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86504

    EDIT: To answer your question, you have 1 DVI port and one ADC port. You need an ADC-DVI Adapter to get the second monitor to work.
     
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