Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Running dual displays with Powermac G4

  1. #1

    Wman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 26, 2008
    Posts
    151
    Running dual displays with Powermac G4
    I have the powermac G4 (FW-800, 1.25 GHZ, I think) and it has an Nvidia GEforce video card that does support two displays, but has one ADC and one DVI output. I'm planning to run two of these until I can afford some new LCD displays. I believe they have ADC inputs, so I can easily have one, but what should I do to get two ADC outputs on my PC, or, for later, two DVI outputs? What to do?
    -thx!

  2. #2


    Member Since
    Feb 03, 2008
    Location
    Surrey BC Canada
    Posts
    444
    I'd suggest simply swaping the video card out, there are upgrade options out there like ATI based solutions that either have a DVI and a VGA out or dual VGA outs, just takes some looking, I'm partial to places like OWC (Other World Computing) for finding stuff like that.
    This is a multiplatform home !

  3. #3

    Wman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 26, 2008
    Posts
    151
    I need ADC out, not VGA. Either way -- DVI and ADC, DVI and VGA, or VGA and VGA), I would have only one monitor. I need dual ADC.

  4. #4


    Member Since
    Feb 03, 2008
    Location
    Surrey BC Canada
    Posts
    444
    If you happen to do a simply Google Search for simply "DVI to ADC adapter" you will get results, there are adapters available to change a DVI out to ADC......cheers.
    This is a multiplatform home !

  5. #5

    Wman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 26, 2008
    Posts
    151
    Oh thanks. I may do that, but they are rather expensive. Is there any video card with dual ADC outs, or a PCI card with a single ADC out. If I add another card with ADC and use that along with the ADC out I already have on my current video card, both displays will work right? Is there any way I can do this?

  6. #6


    Member Since
    Feb 03, 2008
    Location
    Surrey BC Canada
    Posts
    444
    This is only $30 US.....not that pricey...would work fine to keep things simple.

    http://www.macmall.com/macmall/shop/...es&dpno=398568
    This is a multiplatform home !

  7. #7

    Wman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 26, 2008
    Posts
    151
    Dude I friggin love you! I've been looking for a DVI to ADC for so long and I could only find some really old ones (no longer in production) mentioned in blogs and the expensive apple one. This is exactly what I want!

    Thank you!

  8. #8


    Member Since
    Feb 03, 2008
    Location
    Surrey BC Canada
    Posts
    444
    Yer welcome, happy to be of help
    This is a multiplatform home !

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-14-2012, 04:33 PM
  2. Z-5500 Speakers on PowerMac G5 Dual 2.3 running Tiger
    By chuckyspoons in forum Music, Audio, and Podcasting
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-20-2009, 10:46 PM
  3. Help running dual displays
    By ETR Creasy in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-27-2009, 10:52 AM
  4. Dual Displays (Cinema Screens) on Powermac G5
    By graphicneg in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-28-2009, 06:41 AM
  5. Dual Cinema Displays on PowerMac G5
    By tkl in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-22-2007, 03:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •