Temps and Performance in Dual Monitor Set up

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Platonist, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. Platonist macrumors member

    Platonist

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    Hello All,

    I am considering adding another 20" ACD to my current set up (2.66 Mac Pro, 7300 GT, 2 gigs RAM, 20" ACD). Thus far, the Mac Pro has been wonderful -- very fast and very quiet. I do mostly print work, with some page layout and photo work on the side. My concern is that adding another 20" ACD will reduce the performance and/or increase the heat (and thus cause the fans to run faster and louder). I have done some looking into this, and most of the info I have found says that the performance hit is not that bad in general, but I haven't found much on the heat issue. Anyone have thoughts about or experience with either (or both) of these issues?

    Many thanks!

    Platonist
     
  2. G5Unit macrumors 68020

    G5Unit

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    You will be running with a higher res., so it would take up some GPU power. But otherwise, you will end up being more productive, no matter how slow the computer gets.(Not that it will)
     
  3. Schroedinger macrumors regular

    Schroedinger

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    I'm running a 23 and a 17 and it's never seemed to cause any heat issues. I think you should be just fine.
     

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