Dell U2713HM and WQXGA support from Macmini not working ?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mjoshi123, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. mjoshi123 macrumors 6502

    mjoshi123

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    Okay I got Dell U2713HM, it is very nice monitor but my problem is when I connect my 2012 Macmini to it using minidisplayport to DVI cable or using HDMI, it is not showing anything more than 1920x1080. Can someone help with the settings ? I looked up under system preferences -> display setting but the max it shows is 1920x1080 although it recognizes monitor as U2713HM
     
  2. nightmars macrumors member

    nightmars

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    From my Experience:

    HDMI to HDMI max resolution: 1920x1080
    VGA to VGA max resolution 2048x1536
    MDP to HDMI max resolution: 1920x1080
    MDP to VGA max resolution 2048x1536
    MDP to DVI max resolution 1920x1080
    MDP to Dual DVI max resolution 2560x1440 ($99 cable from Apple)
    find here: http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB571Z/A/mini-displayport-to-dual-link-dvi-adapter?fnode=53
    MDP to DP max resolution > 2560x1440

    MDP = Mini Displayport
    DP = Displayport

    So, in your case either get a Dual DVI cable OR hook your monitor via (m)DP cable!

    Hope I could help

    cheers
     
  3. mjoshi123 thread starter macrumors 6502

    mjoshi123

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    thank you - I'm not going to shell out money for Apple $99 cable, I think I'll get generic MDP to DP from Amazon for $10.
     
  4. nightmars macrumors member

    nightmars

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    I can recommend generic cables from:

    kanaan

    cheap and have been using them for years (MDP to VGA, DVI and HDMI )

    cheers
     
  5. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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    i seen some used apple mdp to dual link dvi for around 40 on amazon and i think monoprice has one new for 69..but yeh mdp to dp will work just fine
     
  6. mjoshi123 thread starter macrumors 6502

    mjoshi123

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    Thank you I went MDP to DP route and it works just fine for my use, now I get full WQXGA resolution :)
     

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