Dual Monitor Set Up

Discussion in 'iMac' started by funter, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. funter macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2009
    I have just bought a 27 inch IMac and I would like to use my early 2008 IMac as a second monitor so that when I am working in Logic, for example, that I can move the mixing desk on to the other IMac. What sort of cable would I use to link them?
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    The only solution is to use ScreenRecycler (Google it) however I believe you will be pretty disappointed in the performance. A 2008 simply does not have the ability to be used when connected via any cables, it simply is too old.

    Sorry to provide you with an answer you don't want but those are the facts.
  3. funter thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2009
    I went into an Apple store yesterday and I was told a mini display port to mini display port cable would work - is this correct?
  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Yes, that could work - if your 2008 iMac had a mini DisplayPort. However, your information was inaccurate.
    Your early 2008 iMac does not have a mini DisplayPort. That didn't appear on an iMac until 2009. The 2008 model has a Mini DVI connector, not the same at all.
  5. funter thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2009
    OK yes you are right. I've been given some bad advice by Apple. Thanks for clearing that up.

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