IMAC dual monitor help?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by yuvib, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. yuvib macrumors newbie

    yuvib

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    hi guys..
    first post here..
    i have a 20" 2.4ghz intel core 2 duo iMac, 4gb ram, ATI,RadeonHD2600 (256mb VRAM), 1tb HD etc etc.
    i was considering attaching another LCD/Monitor to the mac.. basically powering two screens with the imac.

    i know its possible, but wanted to know if it will in any way slow the mac down and/or does it have any disadvantages or problems?
    Are the spec on this mac good enough to power another screen, with relationg to the display/resolution/images etc..??

    any help or advice on the topic will be appriciated!
    thanks!!
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

    tersono

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    Works just fine - no problems at all. Typing this on a 20" 2.0Ghz iMac that has a Dell 20" at the same res. Just make sure you buy a DVI screen as compared to the the iMac screen, VGA looks REAL fuzzy...
     
  3. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

    slpdLoad

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    You won't notice a thing - It can handle way more than that.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    iMac will handle two displays okay, unless you are doing very GPU intensive tasks like editing HD quality video or playing games, but yes it'll handle it perfectly. I have BenQ E2400HD as m secondary monitor and it's perfect when editing pictures
     
  5. yuvib thread starter macrumors newbie

    yuvib

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    thanks guys!! guess its a matter of time before my second monitor arrives..
     

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