27in iMac MiniDisplay port to Dvi adaptor to Mac Pro doesn't work!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Greenhoe, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Greenhoe macrumors regular

    Dec 17, 2008
    I just bought the 27in iMac to hook up to my Mac Pro till apple refreshes their ACD. I thought I would be able to use the Mini Displayport to DVI adaptor to connect it to my Mac Pro through DVI and it doesn't work. I know you can do it with mini displayport to mini displayport although, both my mini displayports are currently in use by by 24 ACD.
  2. EasyRider macrumors regular


    Mar 28, 2008

    That adaptor is for sending a displayport signal to dvi, not a dvi to displayport. It seems like there is no adaptor to do what you wish to do. You would need to upgrade your video card to a card with displayport.
  3. Greenhoe thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 17, 2008
    I already have 2 cards with mini displayport, but are taken up by my 2 24in ACD. I'm going to go to the apple store and pickup another GT 120.

    I currenlty have the 4870 and GT 120 in my Mac Pro, do you thinking adding an additonal GT 120 will produce a lot more heat? My Mac Pro and the 27 iMac already bake me in my room.
  4. andyOSX macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    Not true. This will work.
  5. panzer06 macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2006
    Yeah, but buying the additional GT120 is cheaper than the adapter.


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