30" Cinema Display and a 64MB powerbook, possible at reduced resolution?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by TilJ, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2007
    My 30" cinema display has shipped but it'll be a couple of weeks until my new macbook pro arrives. In the meantime, is it possible to use a 1.5GHz powerbook with the 64MB video adapter to drive the cinema display at a reduced resolution? It'll give me something to play with while I'm waiting :rolleyes:
  2. macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    If it's not dual link DVI you should get 1920 x 1200 out.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2007
    Great, thanks for the info. At least I'll get to play with it until the new laptop arrives :D
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2007
    It turns out that the best I can get is 1280x800. It's an "even" number of pixels for scaling, so it doesn't look to blurry or anything, but I was hoping for 1920x1200. Oh well, the Macbook Pro should be here soon.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2004
    Yeah, it has something to do with the video card. I had a G5 Power Mac with a Radeon X800XT with a dual-link DVI port and it could only get 2 resolutions on the 30" - 1280x800 and 2560x1600 that would scale to fit the 30". The Radeon X1900XT on my Mac Pro, though will allow me to pick from a dozen resolutions and scale it to fit the 30".

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