has anyone connected a third monitor to a MBP?

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  1. breadz macrumors newbie

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    2 is simply not enough monitor space nowadays!

    i need 1 screen for a terminal and DB visualization, another for programming space, and another for youtube. lol
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Do you want three external screens or two plus the internal?
     
  3. breadz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    opps, forgot to mention that.. i have a macbook pro and want 2 more external monitors. ive been reading that the dvi output may be able to split the signal into 2 thingymagigies, thus into 2 montors..


    crap, if i cant....hmm the 30inch hd display may be on my wish list. say goodbye to tax refund.

     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  5. poppe macrumors 68020

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    Not on usual computer right now so my bookmarks aren't with me: Have a website link that sells this device that makes it possible to run to monitors off of a MBP or MB. I can send it tomorrow sometime...
     
  6. breadz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hey thanks..i think i found it at

    http://eskatonia.net/qcblog/2006/07/02/triplehead2go-running-on-macbook-pro/

    it looks pretty awesome, thanks mkrishnan


     
  7. poppe macrumors 68020

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    Wonder if its possible to do 2 2407's... Hmm anyone know?
     
  8. breadz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i think so, but i heard it was recommended to have 2 gigs of memory. damn, i keep spending and spending....

     
  9. Chundles macrumors G4

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    RAM in a MBP makes no difference to video performance because it has a dedicated card. In the Mac mini and the MacBook, adding RAM won't make the video abilities any better - it gets 64MB regardless - but it makes using the system smoother and easier because that 64MB taken up by the GMA950 makes less of a difference with 1GB or 2GB than it does with 512MB.

    Adding a second external monitor to a MacBook Pro (or any Mac outside the Mac Pro) is not supported and shouldn't be considered as an option. If you need the room, get a 30"ACD - it will work perfectly on a MacBook Pro.
     
  10. breadz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it my not be supported out the box but you can buy an adpter. check out this link

    http://eskatonia.net/qcblog/2006/07/02/triplehead2go-running-on-macbook-pro/

     
  11. breadz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hey mkrishnan,
    thanks for the link. It appears that the matrox adapter wont be a good fit for the MBP because it wont be able to support Hi Resolution monitors from DVI. i think if its at 3 display, it can run only at 1024×768. im thinking now that the 300 or so bucks id spend on the adapter, i could spend it towards a 30inch or something.
     

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