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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dpuckett, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. dpuckett macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2006
    I recently purchased a slightly used Mac Pro over the Internet. It was advertised as a store demo base model with 2.66 cpu's, standard video and 250 HD with 8 GIG of ram for $2999. When It arrived it had 3.0 cpu's 2x500 HDs and the NVIDIA 4500 Quadro video. Other bonuses were Bluetooth and Airport and wireless KB/Mouse. The only problem is that the Ram is Third party so I need to purchase some heatsinks. This is my first MAC and I have a question. I have a Samsung SyncMaster 204t with a native resolution of 1600x1400, but I can only go up to 1600x1200 in OS X. Is this the max I can go with the Quadro or is it an OS X limitation.

  2. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    I very much doubt your monitor's resolution is 1600x1400. If it's a 4:3 20" monitor it will be 1600x1200, if it's 16:10 it will be 1650x1080.

    The highest resolution currently supported by OSX (actually, the hardware itself) is the 2560x1600 resolution of the Dell and Apple 30" displays. The Quadro has the grunt to power two 2560x1600 monitors (well, it can go higher than that but there aren't any monitors with higher resolutions than that on the market) - you've got the best card for any Mac ever.

    Get your 3rd Party RAM from a reputable online dealer that guarantees their FB-DIMMs will work in the Mac Pro.
  3. dpuckett thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2006
    Son Of a B. You are correct. It is 1600x1200. I had purchased it a few weeks before my PC died on me and thought it was 1600x1400. I am sorry for being an Idiot.
  4. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    You're not an idiot, you just made a mistake. There's no harm done.

    Bloody hell you got a good deal out of this, top-of-the-line Mac Pro.... *jealousy*
  5. bob5820 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2006
    35°0′36″N 80°40′45″W (35.0
    Don't be sorry, fortune obviously smiles on idiots :D Great system, enjoy

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