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I am thinking a new Mac Mini and I am wondering if there is a way I can install the current card I have in my Windows 7 computer and install it on he Mac Mini. I currently have a nvidia geforce gtx 580 graphics card and I wanna know if I can install it in a Mac Mini so I can do dual screen! If I can't install this card in the Mac Mini then what can I do to make the Mac Mini dual screen because I have 2 monitors and when I get the Mac Mini I do not want to waste 1 of my monitors!

asked Mar 07 '12 at 08:22

Studio66Designs's gravatar image


Simply put...

Not in a million years.

answered Mar 07 '12 at 13:42

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Billy Aoki

Could have been shorter, but then the OSQA system would not allow it :P

(Mar 07 '12 at 18:01) nitrocrime nitrocrime's gravatar image

You cannot upgrade the graphics card in the Mac Mini. However, it is very capable of powering two monitors. Plug one into the HDMI port and one into the Thunderbolt port (using a Mini displayport adapter). Good luck with your new Mac!

answered Mar 07 '12 at 19:37

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Yeah this is the right way of going about it. But doing it the other way. No hope in heck will it happen. Since there is not enough space in the Mac Mini to actually upgrade the video card itself. Since it is already a confined space in there. And I have looked into mine as well not enough wiggle room for my fat fingers. LOL.

(Mar 07 '12 at 21:15) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

Plus, there's not even a PCIe slot in there...

(Mar 07 '12 at 21:22) PCLinux7 PCLinux7's gravatar image

Well...Thunderbolt is pretty much PCIe+Displayport, just gotta wait until they come out with adapters.

(Mar 08 '12 at 05:52) Billy Aoki Billy%20Aoki's gravatar image
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Asked: Mar 07 '12 at 08:22

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