Help with 2nd monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kjs862, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. kjs862 macrumors 65816

    kjs862

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    I just ordered a second 23" monitor for my powermac g5. My video card is the Geforce FX 5200. Any idea what kind of adapter I need to get? Thanks
     
  2. Muskie macrumors 6502

    Muskie

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    So you have two 23" Apple displays? You now need a vga-dvi adapter. One should have come with your G5.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    I don't think so. His PM probably shipped with a DVI (I) to VGA adapter. This only works one way : DVI -> VGA. VGA -> DVI (D) adaptors are a lot more expensive as they have to re-encode the signal from analoge to digital. I believe that Apple monitors only accept DVI-D signals so the cheap option will not work.
     
  4. kjs862 thread starter macrumors 65816

    kjs862

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    I got the adapter needed and now it works, but now my computer seems really slow =/
     
  5. Muskie macrumors 6502

    Muskie

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    ah, yea you're right. i wasnt thinking
     
  6. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    Buy a good graphics card. More RAM never hurts.
     
  7. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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    The 5200 is a horrible video card. You definitely need to upgrade it if you are running 2 23" displays.
     

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