Can I get Mac mini to output at 2560x1440?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by InfernoUk, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. InfernoUk macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys

    I just got hold of an old 2011 thunderbolt mac mini, i use 2560x1440 screens and noticed my mac mini only seems to want to go to x1080 through thunderbolt to dvi.

    Is this a graphics card limitation? as it looks pretty bad on a 27" hi res screen so just wanted to check if theres a way to fix it?

    Cheers for any help!
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You need to use a dual-link DVI adapter like this, or if your display has the capability, use a Mini displayport to Displayport cable like this.
     
  3. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    you are using a single-link DVI adapter? these are limited to 1920x1200

    a dual-link DVI adapter is needed for any resolution above this.
     
  4. InfernoUk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    urgh, must be a single link. Cheers guy.

    I already use the screens display port input for my mac pro

    dual link adapter looks really expensive?
     
  5. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Yep. Could you use the Dual DVI to your Mac Pro and the Display port for your Mini? Obviously this isn't an option if your Mac Pro is a 2013, but the prior models had at least one dual dvi port.
     
  6. InfernoUk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    how would connecting the mini to the pro work? my pro has 2 dual dvi outs
     
  7. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Nooo.... Hook your Monitor to the DVI on your Mac Pro and the Displayport to your Mini.... You said you couldn't use your Displayport because it is already hooked to your Pro, so why not switch connections....
     
  8. InfernoUk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    good call ill try it out
     

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