Second monitor with Powermac DAG4

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  1. ptdebate macrumors 6502

    ptdebate

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    Hey guys,

    Inspired in large part by eyoungren, and having an open ADC port and matching second monitor to spare, I've decided to go with a 2-monitor setup for my Digital Audio G4. If I want to have a second monitor hooked up through DVI, do I just need a passive ADC-DVI adapter? My video card is a G5 9600XT--the ADC power is not hooked up as I haven't done any hard mods to the card (yet). I did purchase an ADC monitor without realizing such a mod would be necessary, and have put plans for that monitor on temporary hold as a result.

    Were I to mod in ADC power at a later point, would my card still support 2 DVI monitors? Thanks!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes, a passive ADC to DVI cable is needed. If you do add the ADC power to that card, you can still use the passive ADC to DVI adapter.
     
  3. ptdebate thread starter macrumors 6502

    ptdebate

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    Great, thanks Intell! :)
     

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