iMac (8800GS) & Dual Monitors

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Lancer X, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Lancer X macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2009
    I'm wondering how MacOSX, and specifically an '08 iMac w/ a 8800GS GPU, will handle a dual-monitor setup?

    Can the secondary display run at a different resolution than the native display?

    Sorry, new Mac user here and have a new iMac on the way. Wondering if I'll be able to make use of my existing LCDs. I've gotten used to running w/ dual displays at work (on a WinXP laptop), and really like it. :)
  2. Hates macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    London, UK
    Yeah it handles dual monitors perfectly. I'm running another 24" monitor into it. And yes it can run the display at any resolution it's capable of displaying.
  3. mmoran27 macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2006
    I have this setup

    It runs both displays at full resolution.

    Try this though. Set displays to mirror.

    Try playing a movie trailer like the Star Trek one in HD.

    The monitor on the right plays fine.

    IMAC monitor tears with scan lines (Apple genius said theirs does this also)..

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