Will my graphics card handle this?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Lunja, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. Lunja macrumors 6502

    Lunja

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    #1
    Hi all-

    A bit of a newbie question, but I need to know if my mac pro, with a nVidia GeForce 7300gt graphics card, can output to two monitors. I don't want the second monitor to mirror the first; I would like it to extend the first, so that each show one half of the desktop.

    I'm certain this can be done, but I don't know how to set it myself :eek:

    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    My Macbook with a GMA950 can (well 1 + the built in one). Though if both screens are huge (like 30") you might have problems...
     
  3. Killyp macrumors 68040

    Killyp

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    Yes, it will output to two displays.

    You've got two DVI connectors, one which will support up to a 23" Cinema Display, and the other will support up to a 30" Cinema display. You could run a 30" on one, and a 15" on the other if you like, or just two 23" displays...
     
  4. Lunja thread starter macrumors 6502

    Lunja

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    I thought it would :)

    But, when I connect two monitors the second mirrors the first. What settings do I have to change to create one large workspace across the two screens?

    Thanks.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Check the Displays prefperence pane in System Preferences.
     
  6. Mac'Mo macrumors 6502a

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    the macpro is pretty beast, it should be able to handle 2 monitors
     

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