Regular LCD monitor with a mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by FaultyGluestick, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. FaultyGluestick macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2006
    Hi, I'm very close to purchasing a Powermac G5, but to really save money I was wondering if I can keep my current monitor, a 19 inch Dell lcd? Or do I need to buy some sort of adapter? Or do I have to buy the pricey apple display? :confused: Please help.
  2. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

    Nov 17, 2004
    The Msp
    All you have to do is check and see what kind of connector the video card in the G5 has, and what your LCD uses. Should be DVI in both cases, so you should be fine. If it's an older LCD, it may be VGA.
  3. FaultyGluestick thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2006
  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco

    Believe it or not, Macs are just PC's on the component scale. So pretty much any monitor can be used.
  5. davegoody macrumors 6502


    Apr 9, 2003
    Reading, Berkshire, England
    Not quite true . . . .

    Newer (Intel Based) Macs are very similar to PCs at the component level, the architecture of the machine that the original poster stated (G5 PowerMac) is NOT the same.

    HOWEVER . . . . As far as monitors are concerned, No issues at all, I use a 20" DELL monitor (two actually) and they work fine via DVI - though they would probably work OK from the analogue VGA inputs too - not as nice quality though !

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