External display-Turning off Air display, possible and will it make my Mac go faster?

dirkdiggler41

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Sep 27, 2012
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Just bought a Samsung display for my Mac Air. I guess that running with such a high res will take a lot of resources. So Im wondering if it is possible to turn of the Mac display and will it give more resources to the cpu/graphic card?:apple::apple:
 

jbzcar

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Just bought a Samsung display for my Mac Air. I guess that running with such a high res will take a lot of resources. So Im wondering if it is possible to turn of the Mac display and will it give more resources to the cpu/graphic card?:apple::apple:
Close the lid.
 

Mrbobb

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Aug 27, 2012
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Just bought a Samsung display for my Mac Air. I guess that running with such a high res will take a lot of resources. So Im wondering if it is possible to turn of the Mac display and will it give more resources to the cpu/graphic card?:apple::apple:
We're looking for the next Slick-50 aren't we? :)

Answer: Probly doesn't do anything. Video memories are dedicated, it's not like u can release them for others to use. GPU power... maybe. Try before and after see if GPU gets less warm. Let us know what u find out.
 

dirkdiggler41

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Sep 27, 2012
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Close the lid.
Thanks. Did not know I could do that :)

We're looking for the next Slick-50 aren't we? :)

Answer: Probly doesn't do anything. Video memories are dedicated, it's not like u can release them for others to use. GPU power... maybe. Try before and after see if GPU gets less warm. Let us know what u find out.
I just ran a test. First time running with a youtube video on both screens. Score came out 4900 in geekbench. Then I ran two youtube videos on one screen and the resultat was the same. I dont know how good the test was, but score was the same. I also dont know if geekbench is the best to test such a thing.
 

SuperRob

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Close the lid.
That's how I use my Macbook Air in the office, connected to a Dell 24" 1920x1200 display. All I have to do is unplug and take it home, then plug it in in the morning. Don't even have to open it, wakes from sleep when I press a key on the keyboard. It's great. I'd like to use both screens at once, but Apple's multi-monitor support leaves a lot to be desired.