iMac and Mac mini question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by AppleBMW&Lakers, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. AppleBMW&Lakers macrumors member

    AppleBMW&Lakers

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    Hey guys! Can you connect the news Mac mini to a new iMac thus making it more powerful. Will the two work with one another, thus making a stronger machine with the combination. Thanks a lot
     
  2. ng7apoc macrumors member

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    No unfortunately you can't combine them for a more powerful machine.
    However you may be able to use the iMac as a monitor for a Mini if you have the right combination of hardware. Both the 2009 & 2010 (27" only) can take input via Mini Display port but the 2011 iMac's can only be used in target display mode with a Thunderbolt device, like the new Mini and a Thunderbolt cable
     
  3. Qwaf macrumors member

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    Technically you could with XGrid, but it isn't for general computing, more so specialised batch jobs. It may not be useful at all for you.
     
  4. AppleBMW&Lakers thread starter macrumors member

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    really!!! NO!!! if I use xgrid can I combine the 2 im just greedy and I want a more powerful machine since my 27 inch imac has a core i3 and 8 GB of RAm, any suggestions?? thanks as always
     
  5. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    No, this is for some specific, high performance computing needs. Think heavy duty 3d rendering, mathematical modeling and scientific work. Sorry!
     

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