I'm a gonna plug these 2 monitors into my new mini. Won't blow up or nuthin'?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by BingClawsby, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Right now I've been using some Acer 22" generic proportioned 'widescreen' LCD monitor with my 13" macbook... ya know, it matches the 13" proportion-wise.

    I also have an older 19 or 20" older BenQ LCD that I was using first with my old 8600 and 7600 machines so it has more of that older 4:3 or 4:5 proportion, then I had it also hooked up to the macbook that replaced the 86/7600 and it worked fine.

    Both have DVI inputs.

    What I'm planning on doing is to use both monitors now with the new mini....but even though the mini came yesterday, its going to stay in its box till my new cables/adapters arrive (hopefully monday)..... is to use the HDMI > DVI adapter that comes with the mini to plug into one of the monitors and I'm waiting for, a MDP > DVI, and use that for the second monitor.

    So this should all work, correct? There won't be any problem that both monitors have different aspect ratios and perhaps resolution, is there?

    I ain't gonna blow my new mini up or nothing, will I? :D
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    it'll work fine as long as you're setting it up as desktop extension and not mirroring. If you choose mirroring, it'll work at the lower resolution of the two monitors (probably the 4:3)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks.

    Yes, I will using as extensions. No need to be mirroring with what I'm doing with this system
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Then you won't have any problems, enjoy!
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    thank you! :)
     

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