Mac Video cards on a PC

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  1. Getitdone007 macrumors newbie

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  3. Getitdone007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i lost the link but ill look for it .. he has that gt 120 in his Dell running vista and using a cdp24 with his pc.

    couldnt you just update the firmware or somthing?
     
  4. theDUB macrumors 6502a

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    Why not just buy a card meant for PC, it's not like there's a shortage to choose from...
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    What happens when you boot your Mac into Windows again? What about using "PC" video cards on a Mac under Windows? :rolleyes:

    Another very good point.
     
  6. Getitdone007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There are no PC video cards with Mini Display ports .. thats why i dont buy a pc one
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Don't buy the Apple 24" LED monitor if you plan on using it with a PC? :confused:
     
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    That's what this whole thread is actually about? You bought an ACD and you have a PC? oops.
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    If you are going to have to support a PC as well then maybe you shouldn't have gotten the Apple LED Cinema Display since it's permanently tied to the Mini-DisplayPort.
     
  11. Getitdone007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the ACD works well with my imac. but i have a older mac book pro the white intel one. but of course apple hasnt released any mini dvi to minidisplay port adapters.. not sure they even will.. so since i cant use it on my macbook and only on my imac.. why not try to get some use out of it on my pc.. hence why i ask. :)
     
  12. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    This isn't possible.
     
  13. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Apple's EFI has a BIOS Emulator built into it. That's the part that allows Windows to actually run on the machine. Which is why Boot Camp isn't needed if using a separate drive. ;)

    Hacks get away with it, as both the board and device use BIOS. Then an emulator, such as Vanilla Kernel, is used to simulate EFI for OS X.
     
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    Are we 100% sure now that it's impossible to go from DVI to Mini DisplayPort, even with external power or something like that for the conversion?

    I just want to know so as not to inadvertently give people false hope about a future adapter.
     
  15. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    The last I saw, they were "experiencing technical difficulties". It's been a while though.

    Can anyone provide any clarification/update?
     
  16. Getitdone007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes please do
     
  17. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Thank you for proving my point. :D
     
  18. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    It's not quite that easy though, as I'm sure you're aware. ;)

    Otherwise, no one would have to flash PC cards to work under OS X. :D

    Besides, the OP was asking about using a MAC card in a PC! :eek: :D :p
    Definitely a NO, as the PC would look at it as "WTF is this?". :p :p
     
  19. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    When was this a thread about running a video card under OS X? :confused:

    Or even on a Mac...
     
  20. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    I was just making sure you hadn't forgotten. ;) :D

    I was hoping you'd get a laugh out of it. :)
     

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