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ok so i have a power mac g5 and i am trying to hook up 2 monitors, i already have one hooked up it is a dell monitor 17 inch i believe it has a dvi to vga adapter hooked up on it in order to run the dell monitor and i am trying to hook up another 17inch dell monetor now this is were im stuck cause im new to macs so the other thing that u plug the monitor in is bigger then the one im useing now is the secont outlet a adc? if so then i need to get a acd to dvi? then dvi to vga adapter? please help
 

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Go to: Apple Menu: About This Mac
(The Apple Menu will be top left in the Menu Bar at the top of your screen)
... and in the window that appears, click on the "More Info ..." button ...
In the left sidebar, go to: Contents: Hardware:
You should get a page called Hardware Overview

Post back with the important info:
Model Name
Model Identifier

look for: Graphics/Displays
Post the info you find there.

Hot Tip: You can cut and paste the info.

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and Command-C will Copy the selected text;
finally Command-V will Paste it into your reply on ehMac.

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It's NOT called the "Apple key", so don't call it that; people with third party keyboards won't know what you are talking about.

Post back and we'll see if we can figure out what video card and connectors you have.
 

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It sounds like you have a dual out video card like I had and yes you will need an adapter. the adc connector is larger than the dvi but with round ends as opposed to squared off. If this describes what you have you can do a search for adc adapters to find one. I'm from Hamilton and I know there is an Apple reseller here that has them in stock although you will still need the dvi to vga if your monitor doesn't have a dvi input.
 

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thanks for the tips but im nit running internet to my mac right now so im just going to copy a little info so you could help me out here it is and thanks alot for takeing the time to help cuz this question has been blowing my mind lol

info.
model name:power mac g5
model identefier:power mac 7.3
processor name;powermacg5 (3.0)
processor speed; 2.5ghz
number of cpu: 2
l2 cache (per cpu); 512 kb
memory; 3gb
bus speed; 1,25 ghz
boot rom version; 5.1.8f7

graphic display

atl radeon 9600xt:
chipset model; aty.rv360
type;display
bus; a6p
slot'slot1
vram total; 128
vendor;ati(ox1002)



hope that helps me out i mean helps you out lol
 

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thanks for the tips but im nit running internet to my mac right now so im just going to copy a little info so you could help me out here it is and thanks alot for takeing the time to help cuz this question has been blowing my mind lol

info.
model name:power mac g5
model identefier:power mac 7.3
processor name;powermacg5 (3.0)
processor speed; 2.5ghz
number of cpu: 2
l2 cache (per cpu); 512 kb
memory; 3gb
bus speed; 1,25 ghz
boot rom version; 5.1.8f7

graphic display

atl radeon 9600xt:
chipset model; aty.rv360
type;display
bus; a6p
slot'slot1
vram total; 128
vendor;ati(ox1002)



hope that helps me out i mean helps you out lol

It sounds like the late 2004 model and if so then it is the ATI with the DVI and ADC port.
Yes you will need the adapters to convert.
Here is a link to the specs of the Mac pro I think you have.

Power Mac G5 (Late 2004) - Technical Specifications
 
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