G4 QS using widescreen LCD (not cinema display)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by hondak24, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. hondak24 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I have a G4 QS with Geforce2 mx 32MB ADC/VGA card. Instead of buying a ADC->DVI adaptor to hook up an 19" widescreen LCD, I want to "upgrade" to a Geforce4 mx or Radeon 9000 Pro. I know it's not much of an upgrade but I don't want to throw too much money on an old machine.

    I read a few posts where people were successful at hooking up a widescreen LCD, but they also have newer macs.

    1. If I want to keep my Geforce2 and use an ADC ->DVI adaptor, what are the chances of finding a widescreen LCD that will work?

    2. Geforce4 mx or Radeon 9000 Pro? all 64MB.
    specs:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86115
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=88346
    Are my chances better?

    3. From above specs, the resolutions don't seem to match modern widescreen LCD native res. How will the quality suffer?

    4. I know Dell LCDs are a popular choice here. Any other LCDs that might work with older graphics card? Any other graphics card recommendations?

    Thanks
     
  2. Joony macrumors regular

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    Your Geforce2 should support at most a widescreen Dell 24" LCD with the ADC-DVI adapter, since it did support the 23" ACD in terms of resolution.

    "The Apple Cinema HD Display requires Mac OS X v10.1.3 or Mac OS 9.2.2 or later, and one of the following systems:
    —Power Mac G4 with an NVIDIA GeForce2 MX...."

    http://support.apple.com/specs/displays/Apple_Cinema_Display_20_inch.html

    You might be able to find a modded G5 pull Radeon 9600, which supports Core Image in Tiger, for a cheap price.
     
  3. hondak24 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Joony. I'll need to do a search on this modded G5 Radeon.
     

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