Need monitor for PM G5

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Kenny Pollock, Jul 13, 2004.

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    Well, I'm officially an idiot, heh. I purchased a DP G5 Dual 2.5GHz, and I can't afford a monitor. I have a bunch of VGA monitors for PC's around my house, but the G5 only has an ADC monitor port, and a DVI one. I was wondering if someone could find me a cheap adapter VGA monitor > DVI on the PowerMac. I got confused because Apple said it's a single link DVI port or something.. I looked on eBay and saw alot, but I'm not sure what type. Also, does anyone have experience with the adapter? Will it look decent enough to work on until I can afford the cinema 20"?

    Thanks in advance :rolleyes:
     
  2. jsw
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    The G5 should come with a DVI->VGA adapter... didn't it?

    From Apple's G5 tech specs site:

    Hardware accessories:
    Apple Keyboard, Apple Mouse, USB keyboard extension cable, DVI to VGA adapter, modem cable, AirPort antenna
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    yep, it should come with one...your VGA's should work out fine.
     
  5. jsw
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    And yes, the monitor will look fine. I had an old CRT hooked up to mine for a while, and it worked beautifully.
     
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    Thanks alot!! This was pissing me off, I still owe my mom for loaning me 50% of the money for the DP 2.5GHz. I can't wait until I get it, now I'm all excited.
     

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