How do I add 2 displays??

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by cloud, Jul 4, 2002.

  1. cloud macrumors member

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    I have a Powermac G4 Quicksilver with 733Mhz. I have a 15" flat screen and a 17" CRT. I think it has a GeForce 3 card inside. How do I connect 2 displays?? I was told by an employee at CompUSA that I CANNOT use the DVI to AGP Adapter to connect a 2nd display. Do I have to buy another card? If so, must it be the exact same kind (GeForce 3)? Or can I get another kind and still view them both?? Please help!!! Thanks guys. I'm new to your forum. It's awesome.

    cloud
     
  2. menoinjun macrumors 6502a

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    The video card that you have will not support dual displays. You either have to buy a new ATI 7500 or 8500, or an nVidia GeForce4mx or Ti. You could also just buy a pci version of those cards for your pci slot, and use the second monitor through there.

    -Pete
     
  3. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

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    i would be thoroughly against running 2 monitors on one card... plus its more expensive to buy a new AGP card for two monitors..

    if i were you id keep my existing card thats in my tower and just buy a new PCI card -- plus there is a much larger range of PCI cards that support one monitor than AGP cards that support two...

    good luck!
     
  4. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

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    you dont have to buy a card of the same type -- you dont have to buy a geforce 3.... you can buy any mac compatible PCI card..
     

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