Four Displays!


jrsx

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Nice!! :D
Well, I have to say, that's the most interesting assortment of monitors ever connected to one computer that I've ever seen! LOL
Looks great
 

eyoungren

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Did you ever get that PCI 5200 working in your QS?
Not yet. But I'm going to try again soon. Want to get it working if I can.

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Nice!! :D
Well, I have to say, that's the most interesting assortment of monitors ever connected to one computer that I've ever seen! LOL
Looks great
LOL! Yeah, the CRT I got with a PC new in 1997. I use it as a backup monitor. The HDTV I bought about a year ago from someone at work and the Gateway comes from work. I grab what I can when the opportunity presents itself.

I actually have two Studio Displays, but they are ADC. Until I get converters I can't use them!
 

BaddestArvai

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Proof! 20" ADC driven by NVIDIA GeForce2 MX, HDTV and Gateway monitors driven by ATI Radeon 7000 and old, old, InnoGraphics monitor (bought new in 1997) driven by ATI Rage 128.

Two more displays to go, hehehehehe!
I could get you a ton of 17" ACD Cinema Display monitors. You would have to pay a ton for shipping though. Lol.
 

eyoungren

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I could get you a ton of 17" ACD Cinema Display monitors. You would have to pay a ton for shipping though. Lol.
Yeah, that's the killer thing. A couple of months ago is when I bought the Cinema Display and the two Studio Displays. Fortunately, one of the Studio Displays was local pickup and the other was in-state. The Cinema Display came from Georgia though. I paid $30 for it and $30 for shipping!
 

BaddestArvai

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Yeah, that's the killer thing. A couple of months ago is when I bought the Cinema Display and the two Studio Displays. Fortunately, one of the Studio Displays was local pickup and the other was in-state. The Cinema Display came from Georgia though. I paid $30 for it and $30 for shipping!
Yeah the guy I bought a ton of apple stuff from on Tuesday had at least 15 of them. He is selling them for $10 to $15. The only downside is that they have writing on the back of them in sharpie.
 

eyoungren

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Yeah the guy I bought a ton of apple stuff from on Tuesday had at least 15 of them. He is selling them for $10 to $15. The only downside is that they have writing on the back of them in sharpie.
LOL! That wouldn't bother me. Most of my monitors face the wall. :D

Plus, there's probably something that'll get that off. Probably not easy, but it's still on slick plastic.
 

eyoungren

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I'm curious. What will you be using a 6-monitor setup for, Erik?
Graphic Design. Different windows on different displays. At least that is what I will justify it with anyway. :D

I've long gotten used to multiple displays though. At work I have three. Finder windows on the left, main display in the center and printer windows, drives and connected servers on the right. Combined with Spaces I also have other apps open with windows on different monitors.

More efficient for me and makes it extremely easy to switch between apps.
 

eyoungren

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Good to see all the power from the electric company put to use... :D
LOL! Actually, I haven't really noticed. I've kept an eye on my bill and so far it's not been an issue. Even when I had the G5 at home it was the same and that only had one display at the time.

On the other hand, all of my Macs are on 24/7 so maybe that's the bill I'm used to. However, it's certainly not the prices we see in the summer in Phoenix because of A/C!
 

eyoungren

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Another re-arrangement. Brought home my other monitor from work and got it set up this way.

It works, but I'm not really happy with it. Ultimately, the Mac is going to have to move somewhere else. My wife frowned when I added the third monitor. The fourth elicited a hostile exchange and I've got two more to go.

I'd put the Mac out in the garage, but the temperature extremes there are just too much.
 

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Erik, I note your Cinema Display is driven by the GeForce MX. Could you fill me in on how much RAM the card has and your monitor resolution?
 

eyoungren

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Erik, I note your Cinema Display is driven by the GeForce MX. Could you fill me in on how much RAM the card has and your monitor resolution?
32MB. 1680x1050.

The CD is the 20" model so that's the max I can go. The NVIDIA card only has enough ram to support one display. I've chosen to drive the Cinema Display.

However! My Apple A1006 DVI to ADC converter is on it's way. Once it gets here my ATI 9800 Pro with 128MB ram goes in the Mac.

Five displays then. I'm going to need more space. :D
 

Intell

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There's a ROM you can flash to the GeForce MX2 to make it into a GeForce MX2 TwinView that allows dual displays. But 16MB for each screen would be lead to greatly reduced performance if one of them is the 20" ADC.