iMac 5K external monitor

Discussion in 'iMac' started by driftless, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. driftless macrumors demi-god

    driftless

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    I was wondering what folks are using as an external monitor and if there have been issues running a second screen with iMac 5k?
     
  2. warrenl macrumors member

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    I have a DELL U2410 24" monitor. I am having issues getting it recognized overtime I reboot. I have remove the display port to dvi adaptor and re-insert it two to three times in the thunderbolt port for it to be recognized. Once it starts working, it's fine.
     
  3. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    been running with a cheap 1080p DVI monitor since the beginning. No problems at all, except by comparison, the external one looks a bit nasty.
     
  4. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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    I ran a Dell 5K monitor before I had to return it (not because of the monitor). Ran perfectly well.
     
  5. MrLeek macrumors newbie

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    Instead of creating my own thread on a very similar topic....

    I also have a 5k iMac. Can I connect a Dell U2715H via a Thunderbolt (Mini Display?) connection? I expect I can....but there's a catch.

    I also want to be able to connect up another device to that Dell monitor and switch between the two inputs. The monitor comes with a mini DisplayPort and a separate Display Port connection (and the manual suggests I can switch between the two inputs - so I'll connect up my iMac to the MiniDisplayport and use the separate Display Port for the other device.

    If I'm reading it correctly I should have few problems but I'd rather get advice first.

    http://catalog.technical-innovation.com/avcat/images/documents/other/U2715H_Guide.pdf

    6 months in (just about) with my Mac journey and still enjoying it! :)
     

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