17" UMBP using external monitor, can't select max resoulation

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nein, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. nein macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I actually just received my UMBP today and have been taking the time to set it up. I went out and grabbed a DVI connector from the Apple store so I can use my 30" Samsung monitor when I am at home.

    My question is when I try to select a resolution for the Samsung monitor it will only allow me to go up to 1280x1024, however the max resolution is 2560x1980 (or whatever it is).

    My question is, do I have to install some drivers to make this work or how can I get it to achieve the max resolution?

    Also, how do I know when my video card is set to the 9600M GT? I am trying to find that and can't seem to find an option other than when I hit higher graphics performance.

    Hopefully one of you can help me out.

    Thanks,
    James
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    You need this 99$ adapter from Apple to drive a 30" screen, and when you set your MBP to higher performance in the Energy Savings settings your MBP is running the 9600 graphics card definitely.
     
  3. nein thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh ok, time to return to the store it seems. thank you very much for the help.
     

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