iMac as a Monitor for a PC

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bazza04, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. bazza04 macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering if an iMac could be used as a monitor for a PC. After reading it seems it can only be used as a monitor for another apple product like a macbook pro etc. However after stumbling across this article , http://jsndev.net/199/custom-gaming-pc-build-with-apple-thunderbolt-display-and-discrete-gpu/ , it seems that it could be possible as it can be done with a thunderbolt display. Would anyone with greater knowledge in the matter/ some one who has accomplished it be able to give any advice on this? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    No, Thunderbolt displays and Thunderbolt equipped iMacs in Target Display Mode are not the same. A Thunderbolt iMac in TDM can only be used with an other Thunderbolt Mac because the other Macs has to issue commands as well as a proprietary video signal to the iMac.
     

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