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Anal Scurvy
02-27-2004, 07:00 PM
Can you hook a VGA or SVGA monitor up to a Macintosh G5 tower? Or only something specifically Mac-made?

Alereon
02-27-2004, 07:09 PM
It requires an adapter to convert the output port (Apple Display Connector, IIRC) to a standard VGA port.

Mister Rik
02-27-2004, 07:17 PM
Apple, about the time they introduced the Blue & White G3 towers, switched to using the same monitor connection used by the rest of the PC industry, rather than the proprietary connection they had used for years.

My G4 is connected to a standard Sony monitor without any adapter.

Mister Rik
02-27-2004, 07:23 PM
Wait, my bad. While the G3 & G4 had the standard VGA connection, the G5 is different. From http://www.apple.com/powermac/specs.html:

"ADC and DVI connectors; DVI to VGA adapter included"

Anal Scurvy
02-27-2004, 09:52 PM
Wait, my bad. While the G3 & G4 had the standard VGA connection, the G5 is different. From http://www.apple.com/powermac/specs.html:

"ADC and DVI connectors; DVI to VGA adapter included"


So, just for clarity before I drop a wad of cash tomorrow, if a VGA monitor works, so will an SVGA monitor?

edwino
02-27-2004, 10:05 PM
Absolutely. My G5 came last month. It has an ADC and a DVI connector and comes with a DVI->D-25 standard VGA adaptor. OS 10.3 will work with any size monitor that can go 800x600 and above.

edwino
02-27-2004, 10:07 PM
Urk I meant DB15 not D-25.

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