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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Nov 12, 2007
    matching monitor to mac
    Hi guys,

    I'm buying a used Mac, and a new monitor. I'm trying to understand
    if they will work together.

    Do you see any problem connecting this Mac and monitor?

    What kind of resolution can a 16mb video card deliver?

    Although I know little about this, I'm guessing I can connect
    these two as is, but I may not get the full resolution the monitor
    is capable of. In which case, I'd need to buy a new video
    card as well? Do I have that right?

    Thanks a lot for any advice!

    The Mac is:

    450MHz G4 Processor (AGP)
    16mb video card
    512MB RAM
    40GB Hard Drive
    DVD-ROM Drive
    DVI and VGA video ports
    2- USB ports
    2- Firewire ports
    Ethernet port


    The monitor is:

    A Dell 20 inch with 1680 x 1050 native resolution


  2. #2

    Alexis's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 20, 2006
    Al iMac 20" 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    The ATI Rage video card supports a resolution of 1600x1200 according to

    It was in the days before widescreen monitors, so you might have problems if you want that Dell display.

  3. #3

    louishen's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    You may be in luck, others have already tried

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