2 display Mac Pro help

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Soura2112, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Soura2112 macrumors 6502

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    My first post with my new Mac Pro, so far I love it!
    Anyway, I plan on buying the Apple display in the next few months, see how money goes. Currently I am using my old 20" aluminum body display from my G5, so far no problems. Now I am curious once I get the new Display how do you connect the new(29" Apple Display) and old ( 20" Apple Display, non HD, which also may cause problems). Being a FC user I always wanted 2 displays just never had the money, now with getting a new one I hope to use my old one too. May not look as cool as 2 29" displays but I can't afford 2 new displays.
    Mainly would I have any problems doing this? Plus would having one non HD display create problems? I figure it would if editing in HD, but if I made the 29" the main display then I could run all HD on the 29", of course that's only my guess.
    Right now the 20" display just can't connect the 400 FireWire, which I could get an adapter, later.
    I have never used nor looked at the new Apple Mac Pro Display hook up at the Apple store since it came out. If 2 displays would cause problems then I would rather stick with one very nice display. I was worried about the new Display not having FireWire, and I still think it should, except the Mac Pro has plenty of FireWire ports, plus I have mutli firewire cable (not the exact name)
    Thanks for any info! Appreciate it like always.
     
  2. kellen macrumors 68020

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    The new apple displays are 27", not 29".

    They should be fine. You say new mac pro, so I am assuming new from apple and not new to you, so the graphics cards should have a MDP out. Just use that to the new 27" and use DVI to the older 20".

    Shouldn't have any problems.
     
  3. toxic macrumors 68000

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    there won't be any issues. just plug them in. the new Mac Pros come with a 5770, which has two mini DisplayPort and a DVI port. resolution and such is customized in System Prefs.
     

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