Two Displays with MacBook Pro (lid-closed)?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by LostPacket, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. LostPacket macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2003
    Canada, eh
    I know the MBP has the same dual display mode as the PBs, but I'd like to run two Dell 24" LCDs with the lid closed. Is that possible with the dual-DVI port? In theory wouldn't it be possible to split the channel into two separate video-outs?

    Or am I being too greedy...
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    Not possible. The Dual-DVI port cannot be split.
  3. NeuronBasher macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2006
    It's Dual-Link DVI, not "dual DVI". Dual-Link just lets you run higher resolutions than single link DVI interfaces.
  4. Dreadnought macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2002
    Almere, The Netherlands
    Yes it is possible, but not through its own videocard. You have to put an extra video card in the pcmcia slot (or however it is called), then it should be possible! Look at for more possibilities/solutions.
  5. MacTruck macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2005
    One Endless Loop

    No way. That card SUCKS. Doesn't support any OSX video features so it slows down the whole graphics system for both monitors. I had one and thought it was cool for like a few weeks until I got tired of the massive speed reduction in every graphics task the video card performs. For instance when you use expose it is so slow its like using expose on a powermac 8500. Stay away from it.

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