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video output on MAC G5

Posted on 2011-02-25
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I am running a older MAC G5 with a GeForce FX 5200 video card. I want to hook up 2 monitors. The card has a DVI and a M1 connector on the back. IThe M1 connector is apparently for outputting video to a projector. I want to be able to have 2 monitors with one of them rotated 90 degrees. I cannot find any good information on this card with these connectors.

Any ideas?

Ken
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by:Mdragga
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If you want to keep that card I'd recomment you purchase a M1 to DVI or VGA Adaptor and that should allow you to run dual monitors. From there it is just a matter of adjusting the display settings on the second monitor by rotating the orientation which you should be able to do from within the Mac OS.

http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Go-38060-Female-Adapter/dp/B000F1TJP6

^ An example (probably overpriced) of the adaptor that I believe will allow you this functionality.
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by:kgerth
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I know that I can buy an adapter. I am wanting to confirm that the video card has the ability to display 2 different displays not just one image twice. The display setup gives no indication that it will or will not.
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Mdragga earned 500 total points
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There's no configuration needed -- simply plug in two monitors, then open the System Preferences, then "Displays." Click on "Arrangement" and you'll be presented with options for the layout of the displays as well as mirrored or non-mirrored (extended, what you want) modes.
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by:kgerth
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I have ordered an adapter from Amaazon. I will award full points after I test this late next week.

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