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Authored by: stefbystef on Sep 08, '02 03:55:58PM

I have a Ti660 (early model), and when my lid is closed, I notice a slower performance on my 17" Studio Display.

Proof? Quartz Extreme is not working, even when ONLY the external Monitor is on.

So I think that the video memory is not being fully used on my external monitor. It's as if the lid is still working! Try to put a transparent terminal window above a playing DVD.

Video memory should be fully power my 17" CRT but it doesn't.
I can't even play 3D games. They act very slow. I have to unplug the VGA cable, Detect Displays, so that I can play them on my Ti Display.

Weird. Probably they don't support Quartz Extreme on External Displays.

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Authored by: rickg17 on Sep 20, '02 04:41:23PM


Your display does not have video memory. That's in the video card/adapter in your powerbook

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Heat dissipation -- monitor burnout
Authored by: Sabrina007 on Jan 20, '03 10:37:10PM

I'm wondering if its possible to run a tiBook with the top closed, if its hooked up to a "goggles" style monitor -- like that goggles-style monitor from Olympus or maybe some other sort of headsup display. I'm working on a project to make a powerbook or ibook more of a wearable computer -- its something for grad school. Any ideas? Will it really overheat and burn out my LCD if its closed but running?

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Heat dissipation -- monitor burnout
Authored by: shomann on Feb 06, '03 11:15:15AM

I personally don't have access to the type of display goggles you are talking about, but if they are seen as an external monitor then yes, it should be possible to do what you suggest.
However, if you are trying to construct a wearable computer, why not make inquiries about laptops with broken displays? You could lighten the entire rig a fair amount and offset the power requirements of the goggles. Just a thought...

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