Currently Being ModeratedApr 6, 2013 2:04 PM (in response to tunemeister)
Hi, your G5 should have two Video ports...
Video Card: GeForce FX 5200 Ultra VRAM Type: DDR SDRAM Details: The NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM occupies an 8X AGP Pro slot. Standard VRAM: 64 MB Maximum VRAM: 64 MB Display Support: Dual Displays Resolution Support: 1920x1200 2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring 2nd Max. Resolution: 1920x1200 Details: Supporting a second ADC-equipped Apple display at the time of its release required a DVI-to-ADC adapter. Using the system with two DVI displays likewise requires an adapter or a different video card.
So, you need a DVI monitor, & maybe an ADC->DVI converter, or possibly another Video card, what is the Monitor you have now using?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2013 8:50 AM (in response to BDAqua)
Thanks for the quick reply. I am using an hp monitor with what I think is an ADC ->DVI converter. It is a Mac white converter plug that attaches from the monitor to my mac. I was looking at a LG monitor as the second, however, it attaches with a USB plug. I thought I had solved the problem by getting an external Video/Graphics card equivalent that would plug into a USB hub. However, the External video card or whatever it's called only runs on intel.
The second video pin slot on the back of my Silver PowerG5 is different from the first slot to which my monitor is connected. The 2nd pin has 3 rows of 10 pins plus 4 additional pins arranged in a square at the end of the 10 pin rows.
The mac white converter that I am currently using (whaterver it is called) would not fit this pin.
I need to know what this second pin is called and then a monitor that can be attached to the converter for this pin.
Sorry for the long explanation. I am a user of computers since the early 80's, but have never been able to remember or keep up with the technical names and jargons.
Thanks for your help.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2013 11:47 AM (in response to tunemeister)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2013 11:53 AM (in response to tunemeister)
If the open port is in fact ADC, you can use one of these to connect a DVI monitor...
USB monitors are a no-go.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2013 1:50 PM (in response to tunemeister)
Monitors do not use USB for video, they are for a built-in USB hub and are not at all necessary to operate as a monitor.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2013 2:57 AM (in response to BDAqua)
Your information and pics were extremely helpful. Thank you for your swift and on point replies. I've filed the pics for ease of info retrieval! I've ordered the product and look forward to having a second monitor soon.
All the best.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2013 12:35 PM (in response to tunemeister)
Great news, thanks!