Connecting a 24" LED Apple Display to 08 Mac Pro

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  1. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    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?
     
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  3. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks -.-, at least he can get it working now.
     
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  5. TheStrudel macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  6. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Nvidia GT120can't be used in the 08 mac pro.
     
  7. PsyD4Me macrumors 6502a

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    Ya, I think you should go for the 4870
     
  8. TheStrudel macrumors 65816

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    False. It's a fast, easy install that works out of the box.
     
  9. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    I'll second that false. I had a GT120 installed in my 2008 model, and it worked perfectly.
     
  10. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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