Mac Pro '08 / iMac 27"

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Killerbob, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Killerbob macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I have the early-2008 Mac Pro with the 8800GT video card. Hece I do not have the Mini Displayport needed to connect it directly to an iMac 27" to use it in target display mode, which I want to do.

    To make this happen I have a few questions;

    - Is the only way to upgrade the video card to the HD 4870?
    - Do I still need two keyboards and two mice?
    - When switching to target mode, using my Mac Pro on the 27", can I still have the iMac be doing things in the background?

    And, finally, I guess another option would be to use the Mac Pro with the 27" in target mode, but only have one keyboard/mouse hooked up to the Mac Pro, and then use screen sharing into the iMac?

    Thanks in advnace for any comments.

    KB
     
  2. kellen macrumors 68020

    kellen

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    Seattle, WA
    #2
    There are converters out there, but they run 200 or so.

    You can also get a GT120 graphics card. Someone is selling it for 100 in the marketplace.
     
  3. ZennZero macrumors member

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    London
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    Question 1:

    You can get the Gefen EXT-DVI-2-MDP for $80 from buy.com. That's what I did to hook my 8800GT-equiped Pro to the LED Cinema Display. Works perfectly.

    Question 2:

    I believe so, unless you use a KVM.

    Question 3:

    Not sure about that one. Try the iMac sub-forum.
     

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