How do I add 2 displays??

cloud

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Jul 4, 2002
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I have a Powermac G4 Quicksilver with 733Mhz. I have a 15" flat screen and a 17" CRT. I think it has a GeForce 3 card inside. How do I connect 2 displays?? I was told by an employee at CompUSA that I CANNOT use the DVI to AGP Adapter to connect a 2nd display. Do I have to buy another card? If so, must it be the exact same kind (GeForce 3)? Or can I get another kind and still view them both?? Please help!!! Thanks guys. I'm new to your forum. It's awesome.

cloud
 

menoinjun

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Jul 7, 2001
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The video card that you have will not support dual displays. You either have to buy a new ATI 7500 or 8500, or an nVidia GeForce4mx or Ti. You could also just buy a pci version of those cards for your pci slot, and use the second monitor through there.

-Pete
 

firewire2001

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Apr 2, 2002
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Originally posted by ptrauber
The video card that you have will not support dual displays. You either have to buy a new ATI 7500 or 8500, or an nVidia GeForce4mx or Ti. You could also just buy a pci version of those cards for your pci slot, and use the second monitor through there.

-Pete
i would be thoroughly against running 2 monitors on one card... plus its more expensive to buy a new AGP card for two monitors..

if i were you id keep my existing card thats in my tower and just buy a new PCI card -- plus there is a much larger range of PCI cards that support one monitor than AGP cards that support two...

good luck!
 

firewire2001

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Apr 2, 2002
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Do I have to buy another card? If so, must it be the exact same kind (GeForce 3)?
you dont have to buy a card of the same type -- you dont have to buy a geforce 3.... you can buy any mac compatible PCI card..