imac 27" mid 2010 as external display for PC !

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Apple Geek, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Apple Geek macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2011
    Now i have seen some posts on the internet about this, but i still want a solid answer, is it really possible to use the imac 27" from 09' / 10' as a display for PC and if yes is it compatible with all video cards ?
    im planing to do this with a HD 7970 from sapphire
    this is going to cost me some money if it wont work plus i will have to buy an extra monitor if this wont work.
  2. iSayuSay macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2011
    I think it's been explained quite thoroughly on Apple Support Page you mentioned, no need to be another Mac;

    One little note on PC side though:

    You need to be in Boot Camp if your another computer is a PC
  3. BSoares macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2012
    If it's a PC, why would you be using Boot Camp? That is just to say if you want to use Windows from a Mac using that connection method.

    If you have a late '09 or mid '10 iMac it can take mini DisplayPort input. So you just need to check if your PC has a mini DisplayPort connection and it should work fine.

    '11 iMacs can only do ThunderBolt so that means only Macs can use the most recent iMacs as external display :(
  4. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    Search around here using info for your particular graphics card (on the PC); some have had success, some not so much.

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