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I have it working on my system. I have a mainboard with GMA950 video, and I got a wintec dual dvi add2 card off of newegg.com. it either uses the board's analog connection and the second DVI connection, or the two DVI connections, depending on what you've got the monitors plugged into.

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from all the posts i've read, most of you are using two displays at the same resolution...

 

 

Is it possible to have to different displays in a span mode? (i'm still looking into purchasing hardware)

 

I have my apple cinema 23" (ADC>DVI) and a 42" plasma (VGA) that i'd like to run in seperate screen resolutions..

 

 

 

Also, if there is a particular video card you'd recommend, please let me know!

thanks!

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If you have an Intel GMA950, simply add an Orion ADD-2 card and you are up and running. You just need to go to display properties to select mirrored or spanning. If you do not have a GMA 950 then you will need to research two things. A.) Using Titan or Natit make sure your video card is supported. B.) If your card is supported then you will need to further research if people have even been successful with dual-display.

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I am running a GeForce 7600 GS, was like $130 with 256 Mb of RAM. Runs great, have dual screen, 1 monitor DVI-I, another VGA. Runs World of Warcraft at about 40-50 fps at 1024x768 windowed, with pretty much everything but glow turned on.

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I am running a GeForce 7600 GS, was like $130 with 256 Mb of RAM. Runs great, have dual screen, 1 monitor DVI-I, another VGA. Runs World of Warcraft at about 40-50 fps at 1024x768 windowed, with pretty much everything but glow turned on.

 

thanks

 

i may just end up getting that..

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I have it working on my system. I have a mainboard with GMA950 video, and I got a wintec dual dvi add2 card off of newegg.com. it either uses the board's analog connection and the second DVI connection, or the two DVI connections, depending on what you've got the monitors plugged into.

 

I have very close to the same system you have abbub but I cannot get it to work. Here is what I have:

 

. Intel D945GNT Motherboard (with GMA-950 Intel Integrated Graphics)

. Wintec Dual-DVI ADD2 board

. Two Dell 2001FP monitors

 

I know the board works because it works flawlessly under Windows Vista (dual monitors).

 

Here is what I do:

 

. Install Jas 10.4.8 AMD Intel SSE2 SSE3 (with patches) (Semthex 8.8.1 kernel)

. Select options: "Intel ATA" "Additional Common Hardware - including AppleIntelGMA950.kext"

 

When install completes, it reboots and I get 1024x768 only (generic VGA) with no other resolutions, no "Display Detection", no QE/CI, and no dual display.

 

From my research, it appears everyone with a GMA-950 just works with nothing else needed. I assume this should be the case with the ADD2 card as well.

 

I have tried everything I can find but I cannot get the AppleIntelGMA950.kext to work. The only thing that works is the AppleIntel915.kext, but it does not detect dual displays.

 

What could possibly be my problem!?!?!?

 

Thanks for any help from anyone?

 

P.S. Are there any other forums where I should post this?

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I have a geforce 7300GT running awesome with two displays.

I have a 19inch widescreen samsung join via dvi and my second screen is a 17 inch crt.

 

You can have them mirror the screens of extend to one whole screen. And yes it is possible to set each resolution differently. You just go to display settings, the settings should appear on both screens and let u set resolution for each one.

 

I did have a problem at first of it regonizing my dvi screen as the primary one so I had to unplug my vga one from my card and rebooot. Then it all worked fine.

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