2nd monitor won't display 1080

Discussion in 'iMac' started by fulci, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. fulci macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Just bought LG 22" monitor with native 1920x1080 resolution. Hooked it to my new 21 " imac via the "mini display port-to-VGA adapter."

    The new monitor itself pops up a window saying "switch resolution to 1080 x 1920 for best performance" but on the apple VGA display window, the list of available resolutions tops out at 1600 x 1200, and even if i try this one it says "D-Sub out of range" I do have it set at 60 Hz.

    is this a VGA limitation? bottom line: can I get this monitor to work ?
  2. peskaa macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2008
    London, UK
    VGA can go higher than 1920x1080, but it depends on what the monitor will accept. Sounds like it won't take 1080 over VGA, and is forcing a lower res. You'll need to go DVI.

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