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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Not true. This will work.
     
  5. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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

    Cheers,
     

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