Dual Monitor Setup for Intel IMac

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by alexwoolley, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. alexwoolley macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2006
    Hey guys, first post...so hello! But now down to business ;)

    Ive got one of the new IMacs, and ive just been given a CRT monitor, and i was wondering how I may go about connecting them both together in order to have a stretch screen (being able to simply drag between both screens). Any help would be great, cheers!

  2. 4God macrumors 68020


    Apr 5, 2005
    My Mac
    You need a mini-dvi to vga adapter (assuming you have a vga connector on the end of that cable). You can get one from Apple.
  3. ham_man macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2005
    In the "Displays" section of System Preferences, you should be able to dictate your dual monitor setup in the "Arrangement" panel.... :)
  4. alexwoolley thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2006
    damn you guys are quick! I like it here. Cheers for the help guys, think ill swing by the Apple store on monday and grab myself one.


    Ps. More a curiousity thing than anything else, but is it possible to connect more than 2 screens together?
  5. FF_productions macrumors 68030


    Apr 16, 2005
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    Not with the iMac, you'd probably need another video card, something that is not an option on the iMac's.
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    Welcome to MacRumors alexwoolley! :)

    Yep, that is all that you need. :)
  7. Josias macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2006
    Hundreds of people have aksed whether this is possible on a MacBook Pro or iMac. I have answered them yes. I used to have a link to an adapter, but I lost it. It transformed one DVI port into two. I would only recommend doing this on the MacBook Pro though, since it has a Duallink DVI connector, and therefore is capable of running external displays at up to 3840x2400, or two 23" ACD's, which are both 1920x1200. The iMac only has a Singlelink DVI connector, and can run external displays at up to 1920x1200. This means, you would have to run two external monitors at 960x600, or as it is possible; 800x600, which is very low resoltuion and would s*ck hard. So, yes you can, but don't do it with an iMac, MacBook or MacMini. Only a MacBook Pro.:D

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