Can I connect this monitor?

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  1. Josh Kahane macrumors 6502

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    The page does not load, but your iMac can not handle the resolution. Maximum is 1920x1600 i think
     
  3. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    No, your iMac cannot display that resolution. The max is 1920x1600. You could still use the monitor, but the resolution will be scaled down, but you'd be wasting your money for the extra resolution.

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  4. Josh Kahane thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is there not any adaptor I can get, or any solution at all, to allowing me use it with my iMac? I really need a high res monitor. Higher than my iMac.
     
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    Yeah you should be able to power that just fine - you *may* need to use an app like SwitchResX. The DVI standard can support resolutions up to

    You may be able to drive that monitor but you may need to use SwitchResX. The DVI standard could maybe be stretched to run at those resolutions. Single link DVI usually matches whatever VGA could handle and VGA can handle 2048x1536. What connections does it have? The page won't load for me but unless it specifies that it uses Dual Link DVI then it should be fine.
     
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    Can you post the model # or something of the monitor?

    Looks like Dell SP2309W.
     
  8. Josh Kahane thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yep sorry I didn't post it earlier. Dell SP2309W.
     
  9. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Apple's support site seems to indicate a difference between DVI and VGA capability.

    Support for external display in extended desktop mode
    Digital resolutions up to 1920 by 1200 pixels
    Analog resolutions up to 2048 by 1536 pixels

    Cheers,
     
  10. Josh Kahane thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well the monitor the link has a VGA connection. If I go from my iMac Mini-DVI to VGA into the monitor it should work shouldn't it? Its 2048 x 1152.
     

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