2010 iMac 27" in target display mode

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ninja2000, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. ninja2000 macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2010
    Hi all,

    I am looking to pick up a 2010 27" imac. It will be used 70% for work in OSX but about 30% gaming in target display mode (windows PC). I have never tried this before so have a couple of questions.

    1. Are there any bugs leaving the gaming PC's mini DP port plugged into the imac and switching between them as required?
    2. Are the brightness issues resolved in mountain lion?
    3. if I am listening to music in OSX on imacs speakers and switch to target mode, do the speakers stop playing (ie is the sound automatically transfered to the target pc via mini DP)?

    If any one has experience doing this I would be so grateful of your help.

    Thanks in advance
  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    1. Nope

    2. Brightness controls work fine. Bear in mind only the Brightness, Volume and target display keys will work on the iMac's keyboard though.

    3. The iMac speakers will be connected as an audio device to the PC, so anything playing on the iMac will stop. Your PC must have a mini-displayport link that supports audio, though, which not all do.
  3. ninja2000 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2010
    Great, thank you so much for your answers! sounds like it will do everything I am after!

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