emac with a second monitor?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jkaz, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. jkaz macrumors 6502

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    i decided to try to put this extra crt monitor to use and plugged it into this emac with the dvi to vga adapter.

    is there any way to not have it simply mirrored?

    Thanks!
     
  2. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    What are the specs on the emac? I think the emac didn't support spanning displays, it only supported mirroring. The intel imacs almost all did from the beginning.

    It's kind of like the difference between the old ibooks and powerbooks.
     
  3. jkaz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for the response!

    it's a 1.25 PPC

    as a side note, if i bought a new iMac, i would be able to do dual display?

    thanks!
     
  4. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Not sure about the emac. Truthfully, you can probably get on wikipedia or the apple support site and look it up just as easy as I can.

    As for a new imac, get a mini dvi to dvi or mini dvi to vga adapter, and you can set it up in seconds. You may have to go into displays under system preferences, and tell your imac where the display is. Mine automatically set it up for spanning, and you may have to tweak resolutions on the displays.

    Simplicity itself. My 22" samsung is sitting beside my 20" c2d white imac for 42 inches of desktop real estate.
     
  5. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    You can have a second monitor, do a search through the forums, there is a little piece of software that lets you do it. Dont expect anything to crazy out of it though, the VRAM is going to be eaten up quickly
     
  6. ADent macrumors 6502a

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