2010 iMac as monitor for gaming PC?

Zamera

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Hi all, haven't been able to find a proper answer to this on the net yet so here I am.
I've got a 2010 27inch iMac and have decided to go back to gaming. But I don't have space for 2 monitors on my desk so I'd like to use my mac as a monitor. I read that it should be possible with the 2010 iMac but it's not clear to me as to how? I'm not so tech savvy so I need clear instructions ;)
Many thanks.
 

Bear

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Hi all, haven't been able to find a proper answer to this on the net yet so here I am.
I've got a 2010 27inch iMac and have decided to go back to gaming. But I don't have space for 2 monitors on my desk so I'd like to use my mac as a monitor. I read that it should be possible with the 2010 iMac but it's not clear to me as to how? I'm not so tech savvy so I need clear instructions ;)
Many thanks.
You shou8ld read Target Display Mode: Frequently Asked Questions. Two important things to note is first that Apple only talks about it being supported Mac to Mac. Second if it has any chance of working from a Windows box, the video board in it has to have mini DisplayPort output - no adapters, just a straight miniDP to miniDP cable and even with that there's no guarantee that it would work.
 

Zamera

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Jan 1, 2014
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Thanks... I guess I'm hoping to hear from someone who's actually done it, hope you exist!
 

Mac32

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Nov 20, 2010
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AFAIK this should work. It was after the inclusion of the thunderbolt port that the iMac could no longer be used as external display for a PC.
You would have to get confirmation from people who has done this though.
 
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