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

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dirkdiggler41, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. dirkdiggler41 macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2012
    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:
  2. jbzcar macrumors regular

    May 11, 2012
    Close the lid.
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    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.
  4. dirkdiggler41 thread starter macrumors newbie

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

    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.
  5. SuperRob macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2011
    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.

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