using the iMac 27 inch mid 2011 as an external monitor with a PC via mini DisplayPort
I find conflicting information via web search to be able to use my iMac 27 inches, mid-2011 as an external monitor with a PC. Is it possible to use the iMac as an external display via the Display Mode target between Thunderbolt port of the iMac with a PC equipped with a mini DisplayPort?
Of course, I hear it's possible with the appropriate cable. But if it is not possible, I would like to know for sure.
Thanks in advance for your help with this. _henry
Target display mode is Mac to Mac only. Use your iMac as a display with the target - Apple Support Display Mode
Simple enough... I just want to know if my old imac can still be used as a second screen to my new imac 27-inch 5K.
I have a thunderbolt cable to connect the two.
Thank you for using communities Support from Apple!
Whether or not you can use your old iMac as secondary screen for your new iMac (known as the target Display Mode) will depend on the model. You can find information and the steps in the following article useful:
See you soon
Why my iMac (27 inch, mid 2011) cannot run Windows 10 in boot camp? And if he can't, he would work in something like parallels?
To be honest, Windows 10 is compatible with your Mac, but Apple does not release from Windows 10 drivers for it. There are various guides on the Internet to install the drivers for Boot Camp Windows 10 even if your Mac is not supported, but follow them at your own risk (don't forget that you won't receive help to make).
However, you are free to run Windows 10 on a virtual machine. To do this, you can use Parallels, VMware or VirtualBox, but remember that a virtual machine will give you less performance than Windows natively on your iMac. Read-> Windows in BootCamp or Virtual Machine?
Hello! How to install windows 8.1 iMac (27 inch, mid 2011) without DVD drive and race El Capitan?
I read everything I could on the subject and could not get the Boot Camp Assistant to create the USB key. Can you help me?
Boot Camp Version 6.0.1
If you run the wizard of BC, are you give the possibility to create an installer from USB? Did you change Bootcamp Info.plist file?
It shows that it is connected to the time capsule, but when I go on the internet, the screen says that I'm not online. However, my iPhone works very well using my time capsule as the router. My iMac has worked last night. I put to sleep and when I woke up, it does not go online. I tried unplugging everything. I also tried to remove my time capsule of the recognized networks and then connection. Still does not work. Any thoughts?
Currently, I use my windows desktop pc, and I would use my iMac (24 inch end 2010) as a second monitor. The iMac runs on bootcamp and the apple partition is unfortunately broken. This means that I can only use windows on my iMac. Now, I want to use the iMac as my second monitor. Should what cable I buy to make it work? And how do I use target mode on windows (can not enter my Mac partition...)? I'm a little worried about buying bad cables. If anyone knows how to solve this problem, I would greatly appreciate your help!
Sorry for my English, if you don't understand something just ask me.
Is compatible with Mac OS 10.12 (Sierra) with Logic Pro 10.2.4 and the iMac (21.5 inch mid 2011)? I contemplate moving to Sierra, but not if it comes into conflict with Logic Pro. Can someone advise?
It was reported a number of not being able to save or to new projects with the title of the Sierra.
I would conclude some time if I were you, especially if everything is working well at the moment.
Hi all, I have an iMac (21.5 inch, mid 2011) with 4 memory slots, 2 has 2 GB each, is it OK to put a 4 GB in each of the empty slots or should I buy 4 new 4 GB and replace all, Sebastian Cheers
Hi all, I have an iMac (21.5 inch, mid 2011) with 4 memory slots, 2 have a 2 GB each, is it OK to put a 4 GB in each of the empty slots or should I buy 4 new 4 GB and replace all, Sebastian Cheers
You can put 2 x 4 GB DIMMS in the empty slots, this will give you a total of 12 GB. iMacs are very sensitive to the RAM, it is best to buy RAM from reliable sources like Crucial (direct purchase) or OWC OWC RAM
Got an iMac (24-inch mid 2007), and the desire to buy a new... How to transfer from 'old' iMac again?
You will have the option to do so when you set up the new iMac; He can run through a network, external drive or disc mode target.
I tried many door routes stealth to install Windows 10 on my iMac (21.5 inch, mid-2011; 1 TB SATA disk), which seems to be not taken in charge by Apple. Whenever I try to use Bootcamp to try to establish a partition, in the end it cuts and force restarts my computer.
I decided to make my own (150 GB, FAT MS-DOS) partition and a bootable USB stick with all the files .iso on it. The bootable USB key works very well and can get into Boot EFI without problem. The score, according to the EFI boot and Windows Installer, "has a table of MBR partition...". [and] Windows can only be installed on GPT disks. »
I tried to format the partition to NTFS by using the command-line Windows, such as proposed in the link below, but after downloading the Tuxera NTFS file to move the .iso to the Windows partition image file (I guess to make its own bootable drive) the drive itself is not started.
In fact, the Windows partition came not in the start screen (hosting option after reboot OR allowing the computer initiate by itself).
After trying to format this partition using the Windows command line, Windows begins to remove it and provides the same error message. After some research, I found that the partitions are hybrid and need for special maintenance. I tried to use gpart, but when trying to convert ONLY TPG, took place the message in a terminal:
Caveat! Main partition table overlaps the first partition of 32 blocks!
You need to remove this partition or resize in another utility.
Caveat! Secondary partition table overlaps the last partition of
You need to remove this partition or resize in another utility.
I activated the command 'csrutil disable' in Recovery Mode in order to bypass the Protection of the integrity of the system, I found that some users of El Capitan were problems with this.
I was not able to proceed to the question since this last error and I'm not sure how to proceed, especially because I don't want to lose my data on my Mac hard drive. If anyone knows any information on how I should proceed, please let me know!
1. you use Boot EFI on a preUEFI computer.
2. to help TO do a FAT32 partition will also create a hybrid MBR. Please after the release of
3. you need not of Tuxera, because Windows install has already the ability to convert FAT to NTFS.
4. your built-in optical drive works? If so, your W10 ISO burn to a physical DVD and try to follow the standard installation of the BCA.
I just installed more memory, 2 cards. But it does not seem to register to 'about this Mac'. Is this a problem? the system seems faster. All advice appreciated.
Reset the NVRAM...
You could see the report on the system by the use of a utility rather
the about this Mac. In Mavericks OS X 10.9.5, which would
Information system (from button about this Mac) choose
System report in the following view.
If you choose to GO in the Finder menu bar and let it open utility
then choose the (utility) information system that offers all the info on
the hardware and software of the computer.
According to the info in your message (iMac 27-inch mid 2010)
Memory maximum 32 GB (Core i5) or Core i7 Actual 16 GB (Apple)
Memory locations- 4 - 204-pin PC3-10600 (1333 MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMM
The max is 32 GB of RAM equivalent quality... by http://mactracker.ca
Sometimes the quality of third party memory isn't at the height.
Or part of 'close the number' is maybe not correct for the computer.
So who can also be a source of problems. Generally recommended
dealer sources include OWC macsales.com or Crucial.com.
In any case... good luck!
Hi, forgive my ignorance here, but basically, as I see after effects CC needs a better ability to the graphics card.
When I start the CC AE, it refers as needed Cuda - to Ray traced rendering.
Now, I have since downloaded Cuda - question is ' will it work with my iMac? (write below)
* imac 27 inch-mid 2010 - graphics ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 MB
All advice would be greatly appreciated as it seems the Ray Traced rendering is unusable without it, hope I'm wrong
See you soon,.
You don't want to use the rendering of the traced to the RADIUS. The ray-traced rendering engine is now obsolete. Use Cinema 4 d instead. It's free with AE CC, it makes it faster and it is much more powerful.
Installing CUDA on a Radeon graphics card will mess up your machine. CUDA is NVIDIA technology and only works on NVIDIA cards. Read this article: do not install drivers NVIDIA CUDA on computers with AMD graphics processors
I have an iMac 27 inch mid-2010 and a game I play is to say that I did not have a sufficient graphics card. Is there a way to improve or update my graphics card? I currently have an ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 MB. Any help would be appreciated! I'm also running on OS X El Capitan.
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iMac 24-inch, mid 2007 - can I switch to El Capitan?
What is the system requirements?
Are there concerns more lose features of applications like iPhoto or iMovie?
Thanks for any advice you can provide :-)
Hi, here is the link for the required upgrade page of El Capitan
I tried to download the lightroom.
But keep showing 1 Code error when downloading.
It is not available for installation on the MacBook Air (13 inch, mid 2011) specifications?
Do you get the error code 1 when installing Adobe Creative Cloud app?
If so, please see link below:
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