|Dec 12, 2012, 11:24 PM||#1|
please help new mac mini and dell u3011
I am having problems getting my new mac mini and dell u3011 to play well together. The max resolution i can get it up to is 1600*1200. I know the monitor can do 2560*1600 thru the dvi port. I am running the dvi wire to the dvi to hdmi adapter that comes with the mac mini. Is this the problem? I found on the apple forums at one point that the Mac Mini was capable of 1920*1080 thru HDMI, I don't know if this was older macs or not. I also found on that same board that thunderbolt capability took it up to 2560*1600.
I am so frustrated. I was on phone with apple for 2 hours and they were looking at the same things I was.
this is the conversation i was referring to.
Please help. I feel I need this but I don't want to spend $99 and this not be what I need.
Is the second no usb port on that fit into the mac mini thunderbolt.
Thank you all so much for your help.
|Dec 12, 2012, 11:31 PM||#2|
That Dell has a DisplayPort input, thus you can use it with a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable or adapter (+ DisplayPort cable) without the need for any HDMi or expensive DVI adapter.
|Dec 12, 2012, 11:41 PM||#3|
HDMI (single-link DVI) will give you up to 2.75MP, doesn't matter if it's 1920 x 1080 or 1600 x 1200 - just the total pixels is less than 2.75 million.
To drive the 4 million pixels your monitor supports via DVI you need dual-link DVI from the DisplayPort (Thunderbolt) connector instead of the HDMI connecter.
As previous reply said the cheaper/simpler solution is to just use the DisplayPort connector on your monitor with an appropriate cable instead of DVI. If for whatever reason you must use the DVI port, the $99 adapter you list is the correct one.
|Dec 13, 2012, 12:09 AM||#5|
You need something like this:
Note: Only use the above if you really have to otherwise as previously suggested get this cable and utilize the Display Port:
|Dec 14, 2012, 10:08 PM||#7|
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