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Arthur Schlenger
Best choice for a 2nd monitor for G5 PMac 1.6Ghz - PCI card or ADC adaptor
on Mar 15, 2010 at 12:38:35 am

I wasn't sure which category to put this post on, so it's here...

I've been looking for the best and most inexpensive way to add a second monitor to my G5 PowerMac, 1.6Ghz.

I'm running Mac OS 10.4.6, currently using the DVI monitor out port to run an LCD monitor, using 1440 x 900 resolution, and I can go either DVI to DVI or DVI to VGA for that one.

For the second monitor, I can possibly use an ADC - DVI adapter (I've found the $99 Apple one, the $50 Gefen or the the $40 Dr. Bott).

Or, I can get a PCI card, of which I'm still confused which ones will work, and are recommended.

I will use the second monitor mainly for audio, some video -- nothing intensive like gaming.

Does anyone have any recommendations, or advice on what to avoid?

Thanks,
Arthur.


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Pasi Koivisto
Re: Best choice for a 2nd monitor for G5 PMac 1.6Ghz - PCI card or ADC adaptor
on Mar 15, 2010 at 10:21:39 pm

I would go with a ADC adapter... I am sure the Dr Bott will be fine, it's not that complicated, it's basically wires that need to be re-wired. And I would also try to get my hands on a second monitor that's the same as the other one you have already...

/Pasi
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