24 in imac and 30 in cinema?

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  1. yuccaview macrumors newbie

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    I have a 24 in imac 3.06 with a Nvidia Gforce GT 130 512 meg graphics card and 4 gig of ram. Will an Apple 30 in cinema plug into this and work ? Currently the
    cinema is on an old G5 and before trying it on the imac I thought I would ask, Apple doesn't seem to have a date for a new Mac Pro release and Snow Leopard won't run on the G5. I need to run some applications like CS 5 and Painter 11 but don't want to loose the resolution of 2560x1600.
    Anyone know?
    Don
     
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    Yes, it works fine but you need Mini DisplayPort to dual-link DVI adapter which costs 99$
     
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  4. warezcat macrumors newbie

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    Does the mini port allow you to keep 2560X1600? Also is it true you can't extend your desktop just mirror it. Is that right?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Yes, Mini DisplayPort can output 2560x1600 fine but you need either dual-link DVI adapter or Mini DP to DP cable.

    You can either extend or mirror
     
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