Mac Pro to 24" LED Cinema

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by robear77, May 31, 2011.

  1. robear77, May 31, 2011
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    I purchased a used Mac Pro and just added a new 24 inch LED Cinema Display, only to find they do not connect. The Mac Pro has two DVI connectors, but no MiniDisplay connector. I see that current Mac Pro's come with this MinisDisplay connector. What is my best fix? Is there an appropriate connector out there, or am I required to replace the video card? Or should I just sell the monitor and go back to my old Cinema HD display? Thank you, R Brooks, 6/1/11
     
  2. gullySn0wCat, Jun 1, 2011
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    I don't think that Powercolor adapter will work. It's a MDP to DVI adapter, not the other way around. I don't think these adapters are bi-directional. Typically DVI to MDP adapters are very expensive like the Apple one.

    In my opinion, due to the high cost of the adapter, it's smarter to buy a newer video card with MDP. You can get an Apple GT120 for not much more than an adapter. It includes an MDP port and as a side benefit I assume it will be faster than your current card.
     
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    I had that issue currently I have a 24" ACD and I just upgraded the graphics card to a GeForce 120 that I bought used for $50 on Craigslist.. but they are going for 70-100 on eBay.. its the simplest solution and you will get an upgrade in graphics.. Not a massive one as the 120 is not a very high end card.
     
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    aramosc

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    You should definitely keep the ACD it is a great setup with the Mac Pro!
     

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