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Adding a second monitor in an intel world to an non intel machine

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Post time: 2014-01-28 14:20:20 |Show all posts
Using Power Mac
How can I connect a second monitor to my PowerPC dual 1.8 GHz (so that the second is an extension, not a mirror)? I'm running OS 10.4.11 which I understand is great for this machine. The external video cards are all intel based. Is there a place to find an adapter at this late date. Also most monitors connect via USB these days. Any help is appreciated. This machine is so incredible and has been my 'companion in work' going on ten years.
        G5 Dual, Mac OS X (10.4.5)

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Post time: 2014-01-29 00:10:32 |Show all posts
Great news, thanks!

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Post time: 2014-01-28 22:42:23 |Show all posts
HI BDAqua,
Your information and pics were extremely helpful. Thank you for your swift and on point replies. I've filed the pics for ease of info retrieval! I've ordered the product and look forward to having a second monitor soon.
All the best.

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Post time: 2014-01-28 21:15:45 |Show all posts
Monitors do not use USB for video, they are for a built-in USB hub and are not at all necessary to operate as a monitor.

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Post time: 2014-01-28 19:48:52 |Show all posts
If the open port is in fact ADC, you can use one of these to connect a DVI monitor...
http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-F2E9142-WHT-Series-Monitor-Adapter/dp/B000067RLH/re f=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1365360624&sr=8-2&keywords=adc+to+dvi+adaptor
USB monitors are a no-go.

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Post time: 2014-01-28 18:12:14 |Show all posts

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Post time: 2014-01-28 17:10:37 |Show all posts
Hi BDAqua,
Thanks for the quick reply. I am using an hp monitor with what I think is an ADC ->DVI converter. It is a Mac white converter plug that attaches from the monitor to my mac. I was looking at a LG monitor as the second, however, it attaches with a USB plug. I thought I had solved the problem by getting an external Video/Graphics card equivalent that would plug into a USB hub. However, the External video card or whatever it's called only runs on intel.
The second video pin slot on the back of my Silver PowerG5 is different from the first slot to which my monitor is connected. The 2nd pin has 3 rows of 10 pins plus 4 additional pins arranged in a square at the end of the 10 pin rows.
The mac white converter that I am currently using (whaterver it is called) would not fit this pin.
I need to know what this second pin is called and then a monitor that can be attached to the converter for this pin.
Sorry for the long explanation. I am a user of computers since the early 80's, but have never been able to remember or keep up with the technical names and jargons.
Thanks for your help.

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Post time: 2014-01-28 16:07:35 |Show all posts
Hi, your G5 should have two Video ports...
Video Card:GeForce FX 5200 UltraVRAM Type:DDR SDRAMDetails:The NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM occupies an 8X AGP Pro slot.
Also see: What graphics cards are provided by the Power Mac G5? Which have ADC ports and which have DVI ports?Standard VRAM:64 MBMaximum VRAM:64 MBDisplay Support:Dual DisplaysResolution Support:1920x12002nd Display Support:Dual/Mirroring2nd Max. Resolution:1920x1200Details:Supporting a second ADC-equipped Apple display at the time of its release required a DVI-to-ADC adapter. Using the system with two DVI displays likewise requires an adapter or a different video card.http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g5/specs/powermac_g5_1.8_dp.html
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g5/specs/powermac_g5_1.8_dp_2.htm l
So, you need a DVI monitor, & maybe an ADC->DVI converter, or possibly another Video card, what is the Monitor you have now using?

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