extend desktop on two VGA mon

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    NYC
    #1
    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,
    bladderskate
     
  2. Moderator emeritus

    Rower_CPU

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    San Diego, CA
    #2
    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:
    http://shop.store.yahoo.com/buycaseonline/dvitovgaad.html

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. macrumors regular

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