iMac 2009: Secondary monitor... DVI-> Mini DVI or DVI-> Mini Display Port?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Mac1212, May 3, 2009.

  1. Mac1212 macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2009
    When i want to connect an secondary monitor to my new 2009 imac do i need a DVI to Mini display port adapter or a DVI to Mini DVI adapter?
  2. rogersmj macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2006
    Indianapolis, IN
    The new 2009 iMacs use mini DisplayPort.

    Do you have the machine? You can just look on the back.
  3. Mac1212 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2009
    I dont have the machine yet, but i trust u because my friend said so to.. Thanks
  4. avihappy macrumors 6502


    Nov 15, 2006
  5. Omni Geno macrumors regular

    Omni Geno

    Apr 8, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
    What avihappy said. And just for future reference, be careful what direction you name your adapters, because you're really looking for

    mini-dvi -> dvi (not dvi -> mini-dvi) or
    mini-dp -> dvi (not dvi -> mini-dp).

    Not sure if the ones in parentheses exist, but if they do, they're not the kind you want. Not being picky, just don't want you to accidentally order the wrong thing for yourself :)

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