Mac Pro :: Dual Screen With Hd4870

Aug 25, 2009

I'm about to buy a macpro with an ATI HD4870, but i'd like to know if i'll be able to plug an Apple cinema display LED on the mini display port and a dell 22" on the DVI port? will there be any problems?

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Mac Pro :: More Ram Or HD4870 For Webdesign?

Mar 5, 2009

Im just a few days away from ordering my much anticipated MacPro. I will use it mainly for webdesign, including Photoshop, Coda, VirtualMachines, Illustrator, etc. While im still waiting for the confirmation of the possibility for more than 8Gb ram with bigger dimms, my dought for now is, should i upgrade the memory from 3gb or its a better choice go for the ATI Radeon HD 4870 now and pick the ram later? Just to add, most likely i'll go for the Quad core.

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Jul 26, 2009

I will buy an HD4870 soon, but it's consuming so much power on idle. Is there any software to underclock it's clocks when it's not used? On Windows no problem, but what about Mac OS X?

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Jul 21, 2010

I have a 2008 MP 8 core and I want to get a new video card, I have a 8800 in it now, and I need a more powerful card for Win 7 for Flight Simulator. I have 12 GB of ram in the system and I am going to add a 256 SSD for Win 7 and use a WD raptor drive for the Flight Sim. Which is the BETTER video card for the windows side ( dont care about it in OSX ) The GtX285 has 1 GB ram on board and the ATI only has 512mb.. ( like the 8800 ) I dont want to get the GTX 400 series and make it work I rather go with the 4870 or GTX285.

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Jun 18, 2009

Which cooler do you recommend for the HD 4870? I just got my Mac Pro and while it's not dreadfully noisy, I can hear the gpu fan, it hums a bit. I've seen the Thermalright T-Rad2 VGA Coolers - but are they any good for the Ati cards that ship from Apple?

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Mac Pro :: Radeon HD4870 Fan Control?

Feb 4, 2010

I got an MP09 with Apple HD 4870 512MB graphics card some time ago and while I enjoy working with Mac OS, I also enjoy playing games. At the Mac OS side I don�t really play games or do much heavy 3D stuff but on the Windows side then I play. I noticed that the graphics card kinda get�s hot, not in amounts to worry but still. Catalyst Control Center states the following: 79�C while at 70% load with fan at 20% windows 7 x64, Catalyst 9.12 I would like to tune the fan to 33%. Is there a way to do this? I enabled Overdrive and checked manual fan speed, which doesn�t work (known bug). Then I edited an profile and loaded it, still not at 33% fan speed. I also tried Speedfan to tune the PCI fan of the MP but it doesn�t show me the fans of the MP.

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Jun 23, 2010

I am running a Mac Pro 2,1 and just had my x1900XT die. I know the 4870 isn't officially supported but was told on many a forum that it would indeed run. So I purchased a new Mac HD 4870 card and put it in yesterday. Seems to work fine and the user interface is snappy. However when I run Xbench and just the Graphics benchmarks I can see that I am actually scoring on average 30 points slower than when I was running the X1900! What is going on here? Is the card not being fully utilized due to it not being fully supported on my Mac Pro 2,1? Is it under powered? I plugged in the provided 2 power cables directly to the 2 connectors on the board. However in Cinebench 11.5.29 I scored a 24.96 which is something I couldnt run with my X1900 XT. Anybody have any answers? Extremely frustrating to upgrade to downgrade. Thinking about returning it and buying the officially supported HD3780. I work in Pro Apps all day long and need a good performer.

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Applications :: IPhoto 11 Has No Full Screen And No Dual Screen?

Oct 21, 2010

Installed without problems on a 3 y.o. 15MBP and a new iMac. See no performance issues so far, but I HATE the fact that the FULL SCREEN photo viewing is no longer there! I just hate it, that there is absolutely no way to view pictures full screen. period. (this was THE MOST important feature of iPhoto.) As such, zooming in full screen is NOT available anymore either, instead of floating windows with adjustments, etc., zoom, effects, you get stupid permanent bars that you can't even move anywhere. Also, gone is ability to quick launch a full screen slideshow. You are now asked to select photos for a slideshow first, and then create that slideshow. In Classic you will get an ability to view these full screen, thats the only way. The stupid music that accompanies classic is ... well, stupid. I just wish the Apple store in Bethesda MD had it installed so I could see how horrible it is, before giving them $79 for a Family Pack! My money now goes to Adobe for LR3, a much, much better suite! Forgot to mention, this version is NOT 64 bit, and it does not recognize dual-screen mode either, something that Adobe implemented years ago. Shame on APple for dummifying a simple photo viewer to the iPhone level.

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Mac Pro :: HD4870 Causing Computer To Keep Chiming?

Jul 4, 2010

I was trying to flash my video card but when i tried re-booting all my MacPro does is that it keeps chiming every few seconds and won't bootup.

Video card :
PN 288-2E131-000SA
SKU# 11133-20-42R
MAC OSX 10.6.4

Option - command - P - R Boot it with my uncle's PC running on Win 7, My card doesn't even showed up with I use GPUZ or Atiflash. create a partition using FAT and used Freedos to bootup, tried Atiflash, it still doesn't show up when i use the -i option bootup using bootcamp Win7 on my MAC, it showed unknown device yesterday, I finally managed to get GPUZ to show HD4870 but, its not detectable by winflash and when I rebooted it, the same chiming starts again.

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Feb 14, 2009

i want to install a hd4870 card for windows only gaming. from the research that i have done it looks like i can do it, but the one thing that has me second guessing the whole thing is the two 75W 6-pin PCI Express connectors that are needed. i'm a bit of a noob in this area and i'm not sure what those are, if i have them, or if they are connectors that i need. i've searched the forums and haven't found the answers that i need, so if you can help me out, hold my hand if you will, my hd2600 kinda rig is a 2008 macPro 2.8ghz with 6g ram

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Mac Pro :: Radeon HD4870 Shipping - Date Jumped?

Apr 22, 2009

i ordered an 4870 card for my mac pro about the time it got out, march 3rd. Shipping date was set to april 21st. on that date it jumped to may 19th. anyone got their cards, or got an earlier shipping date? i live in norway btw. maybe that has something to do with it.

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Apr 24, 2009

I know apple says you need two GT 120's for a dual screen, but couldn't you have a MDP for the first screen, then get a DVI to MDP adapter for the second screen? or would OSX not recognize it?

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Mar 29, 2010

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Dec 4, 2009

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Jun 29, 2010

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Here's the article: Macbook Air Gets Touch-Sensitive Screen | Oxyjan

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Nov 15, 2010

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Nov 21, 2010

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Mar 6, 2008

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Jul 6, 2008

My MBP was updated from 10.5.2 to 10.5.4 (combined update) this morning and, after the installation finished, it rebooted into a blue screen. I restarted it several times and always went into blue screen.

Now, the interesting part is that this is not the "blue screen after install" problem others are experiencing. If I disconnect the external monitor during restart and wait for OS X to start everything works fine. After OS X starts properly I can even reconnect the external monitor and it works fine. In fact I am writing this post from my MBP using the external monitor right now.

Since some document on the Apple Support website was suggesting to remove the file ApplicationEnhancer.bundle in System/Library/SystemConfiguration when experiencing blue screens after the install of 10.5.4, I did look in that folder for that file but it's not there...

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Jun 3, 2009

I am running illustrator CS4 on my macbook pro, and I have it connected to another screen. I can't figure out how to move the workspace to my second screen. I can drag my artboard window over, but I want all my toolbars and everything over there as well.

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Feb 15, 2010

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Apr 1, 2012

How do I stop my desktop from re arranging when switching between the laptops display and a dual screen setup.

Daily I use my MBP with a cinema display and like to use the 23" screen as my main display (dock, menu bar etc) and the laptop  as the secondary screen. This is fine until I want to use the MBP on its own because the desktop icons rearrage themselves. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Cinema Display 23"

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MacBook Pro :: Video Output Split To Dual Screen?

Nov 2, 2010

Has anyone had any experience with splitting the video output of a Macbook Pro to two monitors? I wanted to use something like this:

Any specific things that I need besides the stand, monitors, and vga splitter?

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May 15, 2008

I just hooked up a 2nd monitor to my early '08 Mac Pro and when in OSX the screens start to go blank/blue for about 1 second intervals. They flash together sometimes, and other times sort of independantly to each other. When the desktop comes back on it fades in like its animated rather than like its cutting in and out.

It seems fine when I disconnect one monitor.Running 10.5.2 all updates 8 core 2.8ghz with 10gb ram and 8800GT

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PowerPC :: IBook Dual Screen Capabilities / Cable?

Feb 21, 2009

I am purchasing an iBook G3 in the next week as a notebook for school. I have a new iMac(intel) at home and I was wondering if I could use my iMac as a second monitor for my iBook and if so, how. I'm not sure what kind of cable to get or if it would work.

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Applications :: Front Row Doesn't Work When I'm On Dual Screen

Apr 9, 2009

After several hours my mac is running linked to my LCD screen through MiniDisplay Port - VGA connector, Front Row simply doesn't start. It fades to black for a while but then it immediately fades back to the desktop.

I uninstalled every application might have affected Front Row (Caffeine, LastFm, TV Row) but it was useless. I even tried to fix permissions in the Disk Utility, but it didn't help.

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Mac Pro :: Using Dual Monitor / Watching Full Screen Videos In VLC?

Aug 3, 2009

I know this is a pretty elementary question, but this is my first time using a dual monitor setup. What I would like to do is be able to browse on one monitor while watching video files full screen on another monitor. Is this possible? If so what do I need to do to make it so the smaller monitor doesn't go black once I enter full screen on the larger monitor?

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May 6, 2010

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Mac Pro :: Dual Monitors - Separate Screen Saver Settings

May 8, 2012

I've got dual monitors up and running for the first time. With my workflow, I'll be working at one monitor for several hours and then the other for several hours. I'd like to have independent screen savers for each monitor so the one not being used won't get burn in, etc., but I don't see any way to do that.  

Perhaps I'm answering my own question here, but I would suppose that if I'm in extended mode (which I'll be doing) it's really just one big screen, so there isn't a way to tell the other screen to start running a screen saver....and if I'm mirroring, they're both doing exactly the same thing. Those pieces of logic tell me that I can't do what I want to do.  

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MacBook Pro :: Dual Display / Watching Full Screen Video?

Jul 21, 2009

I have a Samsung 2033SW hooked up to my mac and whenever I play video full-screen on on screen (either the laptop or the samsung), the other screen blacks out. This happens whether I use VLC, RealPlayer or Quicktime. How do I set it up so that I can play full-screen video on one and still be able to use the other screen for other stuff?

I'm pretty sure it's not because there aren't enough resources because I can still play "fit-to-screen" on one screen and still have access to the other screen.

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