2009 iMac as PC second monitor

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  1. stlwx21 macrumors member

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    I'd like to hook my 2009 iMac up to my gaming PC as a second monitor.

    The video card on my gaming PC has 1 display port. Will a mini display port to the display port cable work?

    Or must the connection on the PC be mini display port as well.
     
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  3. Intell macrumors P6

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  4. stlwx21 thread starter macrumors member

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    27in
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    It should work fine with a mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable or adapter.
     
  6. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Hey mate,

    Been running that setup for years. Gaming PC to iMac.

    Just get yourself a display port to mini display port cable and your gold.

    If your not sure which one to get, just message me, I should still have the one I purchased saved in my eBay or Amazon accounts.
     
  7. Ozid macrumors member

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    Keep in mind, the computer must be on and awake for this.

    Instructions
     
  8. hawken king macrumors member

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    Out of interest, what OSX are you running? I have the same setup but on Mavericks it flicks to a black screen when using the miniDP cable.
     

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