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    Larger Monitor for G4

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    Question Larger Monitor for G4
    Hi this is my first post on this forum and I'm looking for knowledge and advice.

    My Mac is the last G4 MDD model that came loaded with OS9 and OSX:
    PowerMac G4, 1.25 GHz, 120 GB HD (7200 RPM), 2 GB mem, 167 Mhz Bus.
    Display: 17" LCD 1280 x 1024
    Card: ATY, RU250
    Connection: ADC and DVI (dual display)

    I'm thinking about a larger than 17" monitor probably something like a 23" LCD Cinema Display, but I seem to recall from somewhere that this unit can't use a larger monitor. Is anyone familiar with this model and knows whether it can accept a larger monitor? Would a different video card be necessary?

    Should I consider a reputably reconditioned acrylic model circa 2003 which matches the age and style of the computer, or a particular newer model housed in an aluminum design that came out later?

    I've been a Mac user since 1989 (starting on a Mac Plus), so I'm not really a newbie, but I'm a designer type, and by no means a technician.

    Any good input would be appreciated.

    gullwing

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    Larger Monitor for G4
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    I'm pretty sure it'll be fine. What's the highest resolution your graphics card can go to in display preferences?

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    Larger Monitor for G4

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    Alexis, the highest resolution is the one I'm using now with my 17" LCD — 1280 x 1024

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    According to this page: http://ati.amd.com/products/radeon90...ome/specs.html the card can go to very high resolutions on VGA analogue. A 23" monitor should be no problem.

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    Thanks Alexis, good info.

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