another 2nd monitor question!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by oriole6, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. oriole6 macrumors newbie

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    I'm so confused... I bought a Dell Monitor so I can extend the display from my 2009 Intel Core2 Duo iMac. The iMac has a mini display port and the Dell monitor has a DVI-D with HDCP (dual link) port, a DisplayPort, and a VGA port. A cable with two DVI-D (single link) connectors plus a VGA cable were in the box. The resolution on both the iMac and the Dell monitor is 1920x1200 and I want to keep them the same. Isn't the DVI connection the way to go? Is there a problem that the Dell monitor is dual link and the cable single link? Most important, what adapter will I need to connect my iMac and the Dell monitor correctly?
     
  2. supaman macrumors member

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    You need a mini displayport to displayport cable. You can get them from monoprice.com for a couple of dollars.
     
  3. oriole6 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome, Supaman. Item ordered and such a simple solution. You wouldn't believe the trouble I had trying to get this answer from both Apple and Dell! :confused: Thanks so much!
     
  4. supaman macrumors member

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    No problem, I am getting a 23" Ultrasharp for christmas so I have been researching the same thing. Post up a pic when you get it connected.
     

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