Can older dual core iMac be external monitor to new (lion) imac

If yes, how do they need to be connected and configured?

Thanks, classic II for the reply.  You are right--I should consider configuring my old Mac to be a wireless device if/when I get a new iMac, however I still would need my flash drive to have embroidery designs on it in order to get the designs into xp under bootcamp.
It was painful for me to get my dual core iMac upgraded to 1 meg for snow leopard.  I could drive 50 miles to an authorized apple person, leave my iMac and he would order and install the 2 gig memory and in addition charge me $300 to fix the cd drive that was barely off warranty or do what I did.  Local apple store would install a half Meg of memory but couldn't do the ordering.  So I ordered 500 meg memory from on line apple store, had it shipped to my house, and then had apple store install it--to get me to 1 Gig, so I could install snow leopard--I think the apple store installed it for no charge since I ordered the memory from on line apple store, and didn't have to drive 50 miles, one way--twice.
What I have is working for me, so I guess I'll just watch what happens with lion and icloudI and apple tv (and bernina v6 software which only runs under windows7 on macs) and move on to new iMac when things are settled.

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