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

    Apr 16, 2008
    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.

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    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

    Apr 16, 2008
    oh ok, time to return to the store it seems. thank you very much for the help.

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