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MythicFrost
May 7, 2010, 07:35 PM
Hi,

My dad has bought a 24" LED Apple Display to use as a secondary screen with his 2008 Mac Pro3,1.
He called Apple before he bought it, and the guy said he needed a Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adaptor, so we have one of those... and it doesn't fit.

Would buying a female to female Mini DisplayPort adaptor work, so we could connect the two male connectors together? If that even exists?



spinnerlys
May 7, 2010, 07:38 PM
You need this, to go from DVI to miniDisplayPort:
http://www.atlona.com/products/d_5879.jpg (http://www.atlona.com/Atlona-DVI-to-Mini-DisplayPort-Converter-p-17859.html)
via http://www.atlona.com/Atlona-DVI-to-Mini-DisplayPort-Converter-p-17859.html

The miniDisplayPort to DVI adapter you bought is for the other way around, why it was recommend to you is beyond me though.

MythicFrost
May 7, 2010, 07:44 PM
Thanks -.-, at least he can get it working now.

aaronw1986
May 8, 2010, 12:59 AM
You need this, to go from DVI to miniDisplayPort:
http://www.atlona.com/products/d_5879.jpg (http://www.atlona.com/Atlona-DVI-to-Mini-DisplayPort-Converter-p-17859.html)
via http://www.atlona.com/Atlona-DVI-to-Mini-DisplayPort-Converter-p-17859.html

The miniDisplayPort to DVI adapter you bought is for the other way around, why it was recommend to you is beyond me though.

How well do these work? Is there any input lag associated with it?

TheStrudel
May 8, 2010, 09:16 AM
It might actually be cheaper for you to just buy an Nvidia GT120 used for its mini display port. It'll certainly work great, and have the advantage of another DVI port as well.

aaronw1986
May 8, 2010, 12:26 PM
It might actually be cheaper for you to just buy an Nvidia GT120 used for its mini display port. It'll certainly work great, and have the advantage of another DVI port as well.


Nvidia GT120can't be used in the 08 mac pro.

PsyD4Me
May 8, 2010, 12:31 PM
Nvidia GT120can't be used in the 08 mac pro.

Ya, I think you should go for the 4870

TheStrudel
May 8, 2010, 01:51 PM
Nvidia GT120can't be used in the 08 mac pro.

False. It's a fast, easy install that works out of the box.

peskaa
May 8, 2010, 03:57 PM
Nvidia GT120can't be used in the 08 mac pro.

I'll second that false. I had a GT120 installed in my 2008 model, and it worked perfectly.

MythicFrost
May 8, 2010, 04:52 PM
I'll keep that in mind guys, thanks.

ZennZero
May 8, 2010, 10:15 PM
I have one of these:

http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=8913

Does the trick and I think I paid about $60 for it.