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I have a 2005 Mac desktop, which I have truly enjoyed. Several years ago I maxed out the RAM with a hardware upgrade. I've tweaked and twiddled, run scans and enhancement software, and done everything I can think of, and it's just too slow for my needs anymore. I think I may have to move on.

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I'd say you got your money out of a 14 year old computer.



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Once you've upgraded to a solid state drive and still don't get that performance you need, there's not much else to do but get a newer one.

What most people don't realize with Macs is that they can get one thats a couple years old used and still get equivalent performance to most brand new Windows laptops that aren't rigged for high performance.


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I'd say you got your money out of a 14 year old computer.


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I'm running a 2009 27" iMac, no gaming or high speed stuff so it still works fine for me. I just have to wait for a component to fail someday then upgrade, If yours is a 27" and have the original box for shipping you might find a buyer for it.
 
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My Dad recently had to do this and upgraded to a new iMac, as much as he hated spending the money he has not been happier in a while
 
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I do wish there was a way to use that fine monitor somehow.
 
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I do wish there was a way to use that fine monitor somehow.
I too, have an older iMac that will not really handle the software that I am using, but has a fine display.

There might be a way to use a Mac mini to run the software, with a cable to the iMac to use the iMac for display, but if that would work I don't know how to do it.



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I do wish there was a way to use that fine monitor somehow.
I too, have an older iMac that will not really handle the software that I am using, but has a fine display.

There might be a way to use a Mac mini to run the software, with a cable to the iMac to use the iMac for display, but if that would work I don't know how to do it.


The iMac must be a mid 2010 or newer.



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Originally posted by Fredward:

I do wish there was a way to use that fine monitor somehow.
I too, have an older iMac that will not really handle the software that I am using, but has a fine display.

There might be a way to use a Mac mini to run the software, with a cable to the iMac to use the iMac for display, but if that would work I don't know how to do it.
The iMac must be a mid 2010 or newer.
I have an app -- DUET -- that will let me connect an iPad to my MacBook, and use the iPad as a second display. I'm just wondering if it is technically possible to write an app to run on the older iMacs, pre-2010, that would let them serve as a display for a Mac Mini.



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Originally posted by V-Tail:
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Originally posted by Fredward:

I do wish there was a way to use that fine monitor somehow.
I too, have an older iMac that will not really handle the software that I am using, but has a fine display.

There might be a way to use a Mac mini to run the software, with a cable to the iMac to use the iMac for display, but if that would work I don't know how to do it.
The iMac must be a mid 2010 or newer.
I have an app -- DUET -- that will let me connect an iPad to my MacBook, and use the iPad as a second display. I'm just wondering if it is technically possible to write an app to run on the older iMacs, pre-2010, that would let them serve as a display for a Mac Mini.


Perhaps, but it isn't free. A working iMac, even a quite older one, will likely bring a hundred bucks or two, which would go a long way to buying a rather nice modern monitor.



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Originally posted by sigcrazy7:
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Originally posted by V-Tail:
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Originally posted by Fredward:

I do wish there was a way to use that fine monitor somehow.
I too, have an older iMac that will not really handle the software that I am using, but has a fine display.

There might be a way to use a Mac mini to run the software, with a cable to the iMac to use the iMac for display, but if that would work I don't know how to do it.
The iMac must be a mid 2010 or newer.
I have an app -- DUET -- that will let me connect an iPad to my MacBook, and use the iPad as a second display. I'm just wondering if it is technically possible to write an app to run on the older iMacs, pre-2010, that would let them serve as a display for a Mac Mini.
Perhaps, but it isn't free. A working iMac, even a quite older one, will likely bring a hundred bucks or two, which would go a long way to buying a rather nice modern monitor.
Correct. Not free. Trying to remember, I think that I paid $15.00 for the DUET app. Worth it to me, as I wanted more screen real estate for my MacBook, I already had the iPad, so fifteen bucks for the DUET app was a lot cheaper than buying a monitor.

I would think that a similar app could be written to run on older versions of Mac OS X on an older iMac, that would turn the iMac into a monitor. It's quite possible that such an app already exists, and I just haven't found it.



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A Mac Mini and an ASUS 4K monitor would not be all that expensive.


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I’ll probably break weak and spend the money. I have it, I’m just cheap.
 
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