G4 graphics card & Three Monitor Support

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by tekboi, Sep 26, 2007.

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    tekboi

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    Do you guys know if OSX supports three monitors display?

    I just switched over from pc and decided to take the monitors from that pc and hook it up to my PowerMac G4 MDD(mirror drive door) w/ dual 1.25ghz processors.

    The video card I hooked up was a:
    "PCI" Nvidia GeForce FX 5200.
    It says that my model mac is compatible w/ geforce cards 4 and UP and
    The mac actually recognizes the card, but the monitor hooked up to it will not display anything. Even after I tell it to Detect Dispays.
     
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    Wyvernspirit

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    OS X can use as many monitors as you can hook up as long as the cards work and have the proper drivers installed. In fact the mac os had this long before windows did.
     
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    tekboi

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    I never had to install drivers on a mac, how do I do that?

    or

    Is there something I have to do to the nvidia geforce fx 5200 128 mb?

    cut off pins or something? to get it to work w/ the G4?
     
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    Sun Baked

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    Does it have the Mac ROM burned on it?

    The PPC Macs don't run the same endian as the Intel Macs and PCs -- so a Mac ROM was actually needed -- and the reason for the Mac Edition Video cards.
     
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    disconap

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    You can possibly flash the card with a Mac rom. Check out strange dogs. You'll probably have to google it, I think they moved their site.
     

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