More than one extra Monitor - iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Josh Kahane, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    I currently have one 19" Samsung monitor connected to my iMac via the Mini-DVI. I am looking to get another monitor hooked up, but of course there aren't any more video ports.

    Are there any alternatives? to have two monitors connected to my iMac? I have heard of the DualHead2Go product, and possibly connecting via USB?

    I would appreciate any help on the matter, any info on the above and if there are any other methods. Thanks.
     
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    Hellhammer

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    I think that the GPU can handle only 2 monitors, because it has only 2 ports, one for iMac's monitor and another for Mini Display Port. I don't know are there any tricks to make it 3 but I've never heard that you can hook something to USB and get it work
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hellhammer

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    I can't see why not. What GPU you got? ATI 2400?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yep. I went through the compatibility thing and it says im supported. Im just wondering of there is a cheaper alternative?
     
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    Hellhammer

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    I'm still suspicious about your GPU. It isn't so powerful that it could handle 3 displays (over 60") smoothly. Of course you can try but don't blame me if it doesn't work.
     

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