Using my IMAC and another screen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by theFranchise25, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. theFranchise25 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Location:
    Riverside California
    #1
    Im sure its been posted before. Love the forum by the way.
    I got a 17-inch widescreen IMAC 1GB memory 160GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) ATI Radeon X1600 with 128MB GDDR3 memory. A friend of mind had a 15inch gateway lcd screen hes not going to use. I know all i need 1st is the adapter to plug it in my mac then i will have a wider display. My question is will i be able to browse on my mac while my daughter watches a dvd on the gateway next to me? Or will i need anything else. Mainly i just want to run different programs on each screen sometimes. Is that where the mirror thing comes into play? Thanks again all, and sorry if its been reposted. :apple:
     
  2. sepo01 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Location:
    Anchorage, AK
    #2
    you will need a mini dvi to dvi or vga adapter from apple

    That is all, the imac will recognize the monitor. Do not select mirroring otherwise the displays will show the same information.

    I am using a 24" iMac and older 20" Cinema display. No problems at all here.

    Hope this helps

    Dave
     
  3. theFranchise25 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Location:
    Riverside California
    #3
    PERFECT!! I thought this was going to be an issue! Sweet. Thanks again.
     

Share This Page