Posted 14 February 2008 - 04:11 PM
What I'm getting stuck on is a video card that will run my dual 22" widescreen monitors at 1680x1050 resolution. Preferably with dual DVI support.
If there are no good dual DVI video cards, I'd be willing to do DVI & VGA outputs. It's what I have now on my windows PC. I can tell the difference between the two monitors, but barely.
Further down the list of preference - I'd be willing to run a PCI express card to run one monitor, and a PCI card outputting to the other (if such a thing is possible).
I searched around, but I couldn't find anyone trying to run my particular display setup. I'd like to stay in around the $100 area, but if there's a proven solution I'd be willing to spend a little more.
This is the last hangup before I can comfortably install Leopard. I'd appreciate any input you can give me.
Posted 14 February 2008 - 04:40 PM
Posted 14 February 2008 - 06:54 PM
I'm curious as to how the 8600gt would perform. A lot of them have dual DVI outputs, and it's right around my price point.
Is anyone else running dual monitors successfully under leopard?
Posted 14 February 2008 - 09:36 PM
Posted 15 February 2008 - 01:44 AM
Is there any real difference (in dual DVI performance) between the gts with 512mb and the 256mb version? Or perhaps the 8600gt.
Or maybe I'm just being entirely too tight with my wallet and I should just bite the bullet on the gts...
The difference is ~ $40-$50, and I really won't be needing that much performance. Just trying to find the minimum price I can get the outputs and resolution I need.
Thanks for your replies!
Posted 15 February 2008 - 09:27 AM
Posted 15 February 2008 - 11:46 AM
Posted 15 February 2008 - 03:56 PM
i have an 8600gt (a gigabyte) 2x dvi waiting to go into a new system. i can update when i get everything put together...
Please do, the 8600gt is one of the models I was looking at buying. If it works with my system, that would be great.
Now we're getting to the 7 series which I have been keeping an eye on eBay for. This has me curious as to whether I can get a lower end card - I'm thinking a 7600gt 256mb - that will output dual dvi at my resolution. I'll have to check out nvject and see if anyone has tried a similar setup.
evga7950 512MB (nvject) works great dual with leo.
Posted 15 February 2008 - 11:57 PM
It works great, out of box with brazilmac (so just natit).
GeForce 7600 GT: Chipset Model: GeForce 7600 GT Type: Display Bus: PCIe PCIe Lane Width: x16 VRAM (Total): 256 MB Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x0391 Revision ID: 0x00a1 Displays: AL2016W: Resolution: 1680 x 1050 @ 60 Hz Depth: 32-bit Color Core Image: Hardware Accelerated Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz Extreme: Supported Rotation: Supported DELL P793: Resolution: 1600 x 1200 @ 75 Hz Depth: 32-bit Color Core Image: Hardware Accelerated Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz Extreme: Supported Rotation: Supported
Its very nice. I've never tried another DVI monitor, cause I don't have one. But it should definitely work.
Posted 16 February 2008 - 04:49 AM
Ding Ding Ding!
On my 7600GT 256MB, which was $75...
I think we have a winner
Right price and works right out of the box. Now to see if they are still sold anywhere or if I need to start bidding on eBay.
Thanks for all of your replies, this is a really helpful forum.
Posted 11 March 2008 - 05:17 AM
I picked up a evga 7600gt on ebay for $52, and it works perfectly. Leopard recognized the 1680x1050 resolution on both monitors over DVI and everything is working great.
I'm still working out some things and migrate from windows XP, but as far as getting both monitors setup, this was easier than XP
Posted 14 March 2008 - 02:13 AM
Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:47 AM
Posted 24 March 2008 - 06:58 PM
Can folks also add if any of the cards mentioned support QE/CI while
connecting to dual monitors?
The evga 7600gt sounds promising. How bad is the fan noise?
Posted 19 June 2008 - 12:30 AM
Can anyone point a newb in the direction of some install guidance working from the Kalyway 10.5.2 install. So far my Hackintosh experience has been a positive one - only outsanding items are networking (which I think I have a fix for), and getting dual dvi and native resolution on my MSI NVidia 8600GTS.
The MSI 8600GTS is a great card and completely silent with the passive heatsink - highly recommended if you want a very quiet machine .
It sounds as if the support may already be in the Kalyway 10.5.2 distro via one of the nvject options?
Any info / links greatly appreciated.
Posted 19 June 2008 - 11:54 PM
I redid the Kalyway 10.5.2 install with the nvinject for 256MB cards only selected, rebooted and it just works . I now have dual DVI with 2 Samsung Syncmaster 226BW's. Kudos to Kalyway and all the others who got this up and running. My Hackintosh seems to now be pretty much fully working (perhaps aside from ability to mount USB thumb drive)
This should tide me over hopefully until I can afford a Mac Pro in a year or so (only just built this machine 6 months ago as a linux box so can't afford to upgrade again for at least another 18 months).
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