I know that you'd need at least 2 graphics cards to run the 3 monitors. Is there a way to play games using all 3 monitors (if the game supports it). I know that with Windows, you would just use software supplied with the video card and make the computer "think" that it's 1 big display. With OS X, is there any way I can play games at triple monitor resolutions? I am also open to Bootcamp ideas, but then don't you have the same problem again because you have multiple video cards instead of just one?
i have the computer in my sig. i am a graphic design student and will be using this for that. can my computer handle 1920x1200. will it be laggy at such resolutions? and does anyone have any experience with this monitor or suggestions for other good ones which are around 350.
I'm running a Mac Pro with 4GB RAM, 512MB of Video RAM, 2 dual core 2.66GHz processors (or more, not completely sure but I know it's at least 2.66GHz). I recently installed Windows 7 using bootcamp, and so far it has disappointed me by actually being good.... something I'm not used to when dealing with windows. Anyway, the OS runs fine for almost everything with the exception of video games. I've only installed one game on it (Oblivion) but for whatever reason at seemingly random time intervals (only when playing the game) the monitor turns off and can't be turned on without a restart, and the keyboard and mouse can no longer input. I can hear the sound playing fine (in fact on multiple occasions I heard myself being killed), but no video and no input.
I have to restart the computer by forcing a shutdown (holding the power button) in order to get input back. I'm not sure if this issue is strictly windows, as it sometimes happens whenever I play EVE when booted into Mac. I'm fairly confident that it's not my graphics card, because if it were, why would mouse and keyboard functions be disabled? I've tried playing around with the games settings (highest possible settings, disabling HDR/Bloom, low settings, ini tweaks, etc) but it makes no difference on the result. Every time, without fail, the monitor turns off, keyboard and mouse stop working, and I am forced to restart. Again, I'm not sure this is strictly a Windows 7 issue as it has happened before when gaming on my Mac. But on the Mac it's a very rare occurrence, it's happening consistently on the Windows partition.
System Specs: Mac OS X 10.5.7 Windows 7 Build 7100 2 x 2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM ATI Radeon X1900 XT
when I get my new MBP (when they release them *sigh*), I intend on doing some moderate gaming on it. Things like MW2, Starcraft, Sims 3, Battlefield BC2, and some others I can't think of right now.
My question is, if a game is available for both OSX and Windows, would it be better to get it for OSX, or Windows? I was wondering if I should have like all my games in the windows partition, or have ones that I can get for OSX separate.
I just noticed that all of my 16:9 resolutions have just disappeared from my available resolutions list in system preferences. They were there before. This is true for the resolutions of my 24" external monitor as well. What can I do? I need to have the 720p and 1080p resolutions available. But they're just gone. Every other resolution is there.
I am getting a Macbook Pro where the native resolution will be 1440 x 900 (I think).
Some older games (that I like to still play) do not support wide screen resolutions. On my PC this isn't an issue because under the nvidia control panel there is an option to tell the resolution not to scale. You get a black border around your screen if you do this, but at least it doesn't stretch it which looks awful.
I've had my 2009 Mac mini for a while now, and one thing has bothered me and I've yet to find anything on Google for this. I have an Acer 22" X223w monitor and in OS X I can select a bunch of 16:10 resolutions including 1280x800. Using Boot Camp, in Windows I do not have 1280x800 as an option. Is there any particular reason why this resolution would be in OS X but not Windows? Is there a way to get 1280x800 to work in Windows?
I have a 2008 Dual Quadcore 2.8 Mac Pro with the ATI Radeon HD 2600 video card installed that I use in a Pro Tools setup. I just bought a 25" LCD monitor with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. I want to run a 2nd setup to a 21" 1600 x 1200 monitor in the vocal booth with the same view.
Is this possible? So far, the main display defaults to the resolution of the smaller display.
I would like to triple boot my uMacbook Pro. I currently have Mac OSX and Windows XP SP3 installed on it. I would like to add another partition for Windows 7 (just want to try out 7 before making the real switch later on), but I found that when I try to run the boot camp assistant, it gave me no options to partition the drive further more, and only showed me to restore the drive back into one partition. How can I partition the already two partitioned drive into one more partition? Would I do this through disk utility? Or do I do it through Windows 7 installer?
I'm in the process of setting up my uni macbook pro (5,1) to triple boot OSX, Win7, and Ubuntu 9.04. Thus far I have bootcamped Windows 7 and am going to use diskutil to split my Macintosh HD partition into 2 partitions for the purpose of installing Ubuntu while keeping the BOOTCAMP partition intact.
The thing is, I've been running Diskutil for about 5 hours and it hasn't finished the partition split. I know it takes a long time for the partitioning to do it's job because all the data on the disk needs to be kept on the disk for the entirety of the operation and not go through RAM for caching. Basically, has diskutil has borked? Or does it usually take this long to do a similar operation?I'm working with a 320 Gb HD @5400rpm. Further, Both installs of Windos and OSX are relatively new. All software is up to date.
My current set up involves my 13" MacBook Pro (1280x800 res screen) hooked up to my external 1920x1080 24" monitor. I love using desktop wallpapers, but am trying to figure out a unified resolution that would match both screen resolutions since I frequently unhook my MacBook Pro and use it without the main monitor attached. I also dual-boot with Windows 7 so I have a shared partition that I have the wallpapers in. I thought I could disconnect the MacBook Pro and have a separate wallpaper for it in OS X; however, since I use it with the lid closed, when I did that, the wallpaper I had on my main monitor was used on my MacBook Pro's screen. For those of you who have a similar set up, what resolution wallpaper do you use that works without adjustment on both 1080p and 1280x800 resolutions? 1900x1200?
By that I mean, are there three resolutions for the 24" LED ACD that are not blurry, or will every resolution other than 1920 by 1200 look bad? I was hoping to run it at 1280 by 800 to increase the font size and help my utterly horrible eyes.
I recently purchased an Official Apple Mini-display port to VGA adpter for use with 2011 unibody MacBook Pro and Samsung Syncmaster 2232 BW external monitor. When plugging everything in and going into displays, I am presented with the attatched display, with no option for any 16:10 resolutions, everything non widescreen down from 1600 x 1200. I've tried SwitchResX with no avail, and don't know what else to try? This is my monitor and its Native settings are 1680 x 1050?
Mac-mini, OS X Leopard: Suddenly my wife's Leopard Mac- Mini (monitor) screen shows a 'vibrating' display that is split into three distorted parts. I can see it is the Finder shown three times. Fixing Permissions does nothing. Is this a hardware or software problem?
I have 1 simple question. What is the best way to get a total of 3 screens with my MBP? I currently have dual screen with mini-display monitor and the laptop screen. I would like to have 2 24" monitors + the laptop screen for a total of 3 monitors. I know I can run 1 of the monitors through miniDP, but what about the other monitor? I have herd of those USB video cards that allow you to connect another monitor? Any advice? I want this to be "cost efficient" so nothing more that about 50$ if possible.
I managed to finally installed 3 OSes into my mac mini but not all in the same disk. I basically dual boot windows xp and windows 7 from internal disk and SL from external FW drive with another partition for data.
So far I have done this without installing bootcamp into my windows. I partitioned the internal drive with Disk Utility and formatted with NTFS-3G. I don't want to install via bootcamp as bootcamp may mess up my drive and render my windows unbootable. So I am trying to install all the drivers from SL DVD one by one. So far so good as I managed to install the Broadcom network driver and the Nvidia Graphic driver. Can you guys advice me on how to proceed at this stage? I basically copied all the drivers from my SL disk onto my wndows desktop and trying to retrieve each driver. But there are so many. Which do I install specific to mac mini.
If this is done correctly, when I press option key at startup, I am presented with windows and OSX. When I select windows, it will again give another option to either boot into windows xp or windows 7.Not sure if anyone has done this. But I have read many people doing triple boot on one internal HDD. Thought this is easier but you do need an external drive though.Any comments and advice on how to proceed to fully setup my triple boot?
I've been trying to get this working with a 2 drive setup on my mid 2010 i7. The biggest issue I'm having is that the windows 7/Linux distros won't boot from an external usb cd drive with the 2nd drive installed. This works flawlessly with just one HDD and the normal SD installed. Refit is installed. The windows install gets stuck at "windows is loading files", it hangs while trying to load disk.sys. As for Linux, refit complains that apple's efi firmware does not well support legacy booting. Has anyone successfully booted win7/Linux from an external USB cd drive?
I just bought a 24" ACD, and I love it. However, because my MacBook Pro is only 1440x900 resolution, if I resize anything it'll go out of proportion on my MacBook Pro screen.
Ideally, if there was such a program, I'd love to be able to have my windows set a size and position for 1900x1200 resolution, and for them to have a different size and revert to that when I use my MacBook Pro's 1440x900 display.
Does that make sense? I just don't think I can be bothered having to resize Safari, drag any windows that were over on the right hand side of the 24" display back over on my MacBook Pro display just to see them when I unplug the 24".
I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard to make an application that does something like that - just take note of the window positions and sizes for both resolutions and switch between them when the resolution is changed.
So I tried watching a movie I bought from iTunes on my classic last night just for kicks, when I realized it didn't fit on the screen. Why? Because the resolution, of a movie purchased on iTunes, was completely wack--853x354. Looking at my other fine iTunes purchases, these are the resolutions, all over the board: 21--853 x 354
I have a MacBook Pro 13" purchased in 2009, and I'd like to be able to use it as my main computer, which would mean plugging it into my monitors. I currently have two DVI monitors, of different sizes and resolutions (one 24" running at 1920x1080 and one 19" running at 1440x900). Is there any way to use both of these with my MacBook Pro?
Since I'm experiencing some issues with my current setup (4870+GT120) I'd like to hear if the new cards work on 10.6.5 with at least two displays connected to it, and one of them in portrait mode. Ideally someone with three screens connected to a single card and two of them in portrait (on the DP outputs).
I've got rEFIt installed, and a semi-successful triple-boot system: Leopard, Vista 64-bit, and XP 32-bit (partition order; XP was installed before Vista). I've got only two issues with it, which might be related. First, rEFIt hasn't shown boot discs since XP was installed. Second, I can't boot into Vista directly; Vista installed BOOTMGR to the XP partition, and is using that; I can only chain-load, which is precisely what I was hoping to avoid by using rEFIt. If it's not possible to directly boot Vista, I'd just as soon uninstall rEFIt, but how do I know the XP partition will be the one that shows up when I press option at startup?
Well, my MacBook Pro arrives in a few days and I wanting to triple-boot OSX, XP and Ubuntu. It's got a 500GB hard drive so I'm wanting to split the partitions up into 250GB, 200GB, and 50GB. I need to have all 3 on the same computer.I'm following this short tutorial:Quote:# Make sure you use Leopard and have it updated (10.5.2).
#Start BootCamp and create a partition for Windows XP (15G is enough).# Don't install it through Bootcamp.# Insert Windows CD and reboot holding C when you hear the beeping sound.# Windows installation should start, follow the usual installation process of Windows.# If it reboots during installation, you press ALT during reboot so that you can pick Windows installation.# After Windows is installed, insert your Leopard DVD and it should install all your Apple drivers and stuff.# Update your Apple Software (there will be an option on the start menu to do so).
# Updte Windows XP.# Now that Windows is installed, get back to MacOS, we are going to install Linux now.# Start Disk Utility and create a new partition on Machintosh HD, name it Linux# Insert Linux CD and reboot holding C# On Linux installation, delete the partition you created (Linux) because its HFS, and set it as ext3 and mount /. Don't create swap (I know its going to warn you, but ignore it).# At the last step of setup, click advanced because you need to change where GRUB is going to be installed, choose sdaX (which X is your Linux partition).# Let it install Ubuntu.# Get back to MacOS, install rEFIt, reboot and run the partition manager of rEFIt, which should take care of every detail of booting for each OS.
#If XP was installed before the partition change, it will need boot.ini to be edited to change its partition from 3 to 4.# Reboot and that's it.Has anyone else done this? And is there an easier way? What problems have those of you that did this run into?