Using a MacPro to power several displays for retail environment

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by JacobSamuel, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. JacobSamuel macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2008
    I have been charged with setting up a display with a minimum of 6 LCD monitors to allow browsing customers the opportunity to compare display quality side by side.

    I am faily new to Macs but I have the following to use:

    MacPro 4Core (last gen, 1Gb RAM)
    - NVIDIA GeForce 7300GT
    3 Installed ATI Radeon HD 2600XT

    I have each display (two apple displays, two dell displays, two acer displays) connected directly to its own port (no splitters) and each seems to be correctly identified by the operating system. When I try to clone HD video onto all displays there is horrible lag and some of the monitors have a 'tear' with unavailable space as if the system was trying to resize it. There must be some way to get it to work considering when I run the screen saver each display is full screen at its native resolution with no display problems.

    Am I doing anything wrong hardware-wise? Do I need more RAM? If I am missing any vital configuration details let me know and I'll add to my post.

  2. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    Seems like a memory issue to me to start with. Start with 2Gb and work upwards to 4.

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