extend desktop on two VGA mon

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by bladderskate, Feb 27, 2002.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2002
    Do any of the three video cards offered with the new G4s allow for two VGA monitors (I have two already and want to wait on flat$) setup in extended desktop mode (not mirroring)? Not a gamer so not concerned about having raging 3D graphics.

    Do they do it with an adapter?, which one?

    tanks in advance,
  2. Moderator emeritus


    Oct 5, 2001
    San Diego, CA
    Here's the scoop:
    According to Apple's info -
    Dual Display. Each card offers built-in dual display support in two useful modes. Extended Desktop mode allows users to work on two monitors at once for increased desktop real-estate (and increased productivity). Video mirroring is useful when presenting, so you can see the same image on a projector that you're seeing on your Apple display. The Radeon 7500 and GeForce4 MX cards can drive an ADC based Apple flat panel as well as any device with a VGA connector by simply attaching both monitors. The new GeForce4 Titanium card contains both an ADC port as well as a DVI port and can drive two ADC monitors with the addition of a third-party DVI-I to ADC adapter, such as the Dr. Bott DVIator adapter. The GeForce4 Titanium card also ships with a DVI to VGA adapter to connect VGA monitors to the card's DVI port.
    So you would need at least one DVIator to go from ADC to DVI, and then a DVI-VGA adaptor like this one:

    Hope this helps!
  3. macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2001

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