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can imac g5 have dual monitors?????


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i was wondering if its possible to have dual monitors with the new imac? if its possible can some one give me some info???? thanks
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I know you can because i saw a video of somebody doing it. I think you need the screen span hack to beable to get 2 monitors without mirroring (mirroring is having the same thing on each monitor). Then you can get the mini vga cable for the imac and use a VGA lcd or crt monitor as a second. You might beable to go with a VGA to DVI connector but im sure it would majorly lack quiality. So you can get a screen span hack (dont have a link) and this for the real VGA connection. Ill find the link just a mintue.

EDIT- Ok heres the cable http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL....0.11.1.0.6.12
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I know you can because i saw a video of somebody doing it. I think you need the screen span hack to beable to get 2 monitors without mirroring (mirroring is having the same thing on each monitor). Then you can get the mini vga cable for the imac and use a VGA lcd or crt monitor as a second. You might beable to go with a VGA to DVI connector but im sure it would majorly lack quiality. So you can get a screen span hack (dont have a link) and this for the real VGA connection. Ill find the link just a mintue.

EDIT- Ok heres the cable http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL....0.11.1.0.6.12
so all i need to get another monitor working with my imac is a cable? do you know if it runs all slow. i know you mentioned something about it running slow and stuff....ide really appreciate the help if you know how to do it. oh the link doesnt work for some reason.
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You need an adapter to go from the Mini-VGA port on the iMac to VGA to allow you to plug in a monitor. (http://www.apple.com/imac/specs.html under Cables and adapters it is the first one). You need to install this http://www.rutemoeller.com/mp/ibook/ibook_e.html hack to allow you to span. You do not notice any speed problems with it and the resolutions are fine

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thanks for the help!
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If you are talking about the new Intel Core Duo iMac, it no longer needs the hack to Span. All you need is the Adapter. I believe the new Intel iMac uses a Mini DVI instead of Mini-VGA. The Pre Intel iMacs all need a Mini-VGA to VGA adapter and the Hack to Span.
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If some guy got XP to boot on the intel, ANYTHING is possible!
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The right adapter(s) (mini VGA to whatever) --> Screen spanning hack --> All done!

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You say "The new iMac", and then you say "iMac G5". These are two different machines. It is possible on both, but the G5 requires a hack...the new iMac (Intel based) will do it with a simple adapter.

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