Mac Mini + Dell U2414H display port problem?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by gophez, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. gophez macrumors newbie

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    Hello, guys
    this is my first post here and please forgive me if I post something in wrong way.

    I ordered:
    Apple Mac Mini
    2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
    4GB memory
    500GB hard drive1
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    OS X Mavericks


    and Dell U2414H http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&cs=04&l=en&sku=860-BBCG

    Today I searched on internet about Mac Mini + Dell U2414H and it looks like there is a problem when connecting them over DP. Here is the original posting:

    and this is the original link: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/peripherals/f/3529/t/19542085.aspx

    An answer from dell's forum moderator says:
    Should I be worried when Mac Mini has Intel HD 4000 video card?

    This is from another forum: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1975248/displayport-dell-u2414h-monitors-work.html
    Does someone has these two items and has the same issues?

    Do you think everything will work fine or I should cancel the order and choose another monitor?
     
  2. TidyWorks macrumors newbie

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    Turn off your monitor
    Unplug all inputs cabling from the monitor
    Turn on the monitor
    Press the menu button
    Press the Check OK button (3rd from left) and hold for 15 seconds
    Then disable DP 1.2

    Should now work with 1.1
     
  3. gophez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    TidyWorks, thank you for your reply.

    Unfortunately, I cannot test your suggestion because I ordered it but I have not received it yet and for this reason I would be really happy if someone has the same configuration and can assure me that everything will work fine. I still can cancel the order so any advice is welcome.
     
  4. richardmu macrumors 6502a

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    I have one being delivered tomorrow to partner my new Mac Pro I bought to replace my 2012 Mac mini that I still have. I can try it with both. HDMI is also a possibility I believe. Will let you know how I get on!
     
  5. gophez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    richardmu,
    that sounds great. I really will wait for you to tell me about the combination with Mac Mini (2012).

    Thank you so much!!! :)
     
  6. grandM macrumors 6502a

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    like to know too
     
  7. richardmu macrumors 6502a

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    I've been running the mini with a 24" Sony Bravia TV via HDMI and it was good enough for general home computing. However, it didn't look quite so good with the nMP hence I ordered the Dell.

    I'll hook both machines up to the Dell with DP and HDMI and see what I get. Very much hope the nMP looks better than on the TV!
     
  8. jlus3, Mar 6, 2014
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  9. grandM macrumors 6502a

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    and what is this script?
    will the monitor still go into sleep status etc?
     
  10. jlus3, Mar 6, 2014
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  11. gophez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    jlus3,
    thank you for answer. After 5 years as a Linux user I would like to move to Mac exactly because I was tired of applying different scripts. Yes, the Mac Mini plus external monitor is the cheapest option but it's not so cheap for me and for this reason I would like to go with the best possible monitor in this price range. As I stated earlier I still can cancel the order.

    Which monitor will be a good choice?

    Reading MacRumors' forums I though that going with the Dell Ultrasharp would be the safest path but obviously it's not the case. Should I go with older model as Dell Ultrasharp 2412m? What about BenQ models :confused:?

    I am looking for:
    1. I would like to be sure that when I plugged it everything will work properly
    2. Pulse Width Modulation free
    3. 23 or 24''
    4. 16:9 or 16:10 (doesn't really matter)
    5. IPS Panel

    Thank you guys for your time and effort to help me.
     
  12. grandM macrumors 6502a

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    I'm also thankful to gophez
    I really want to know if it works out or not
    else I'm buying an iMac
    I really don't want halfworking devices or troubles any more on computers...
     
  13. jlus3, Mar 6, 2014
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  14. gophez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    jlus3, yes it is not a problem even if I must run 15 scripts because you already figured it out for me (or the person who created the script) and I need just to copy-paste it in the terminal.

    My point is that when you're still in the process of buying, there is a bad feeling in my stomach when I am reading so many negative comments or the need of running scripts. Don't get me wrong - in cases when you already have the monitor and would like to make it work better I think it is ok. But I still have the opportunity to change my mind and would like to have something for the next 2-3 years which I like. I apologize for my complaining but as most people I want the best for my money. Maybe here some people would suggest buying iMac but it is too expensive for me otherwise I would.

    Thank you again.
     
  15. jlus3, Mar 6, 2014
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  16. grandM macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't ordered yet and I'm seriously considering going for the iMac now... and I have a fabulous screen at home, but I really don't want any computer problems any more ever
     
  17. gophez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Maybe it was the Apple manual "How we don't play nice with others" :)
     
  18. grandM macrumors 6502a

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    indeed
    what are you going to do?
     
  19. gophez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will wait until richardmu shares his experience tomorrow.

    Also found this model of BenQ - http://pcmonitors.info/reviews/benq-bl2411pt which is:
    - IPS
    - flicker free
    - 1920 x 1200 resolution
    - same warranty
    - almost the same price

    but I can't find someone sharing info about connecting it to the mini.

    I don't want to start a new thread so if someone has it, please share with us whether it works fine with Mac Mini 2012 (Intel HD 4000).

    Thank you!
     
  20. grandM macrumors 6502a

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    I think it applies to all third party screens :s
     
  21. jlus3, Mar 6, 2014
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  22. richardmu macrumors 6502a

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    The new monitor works on both the mac mini and mac pro via HDMI only.

    No joy whatsoever getting it to talk via the supplied Dell mini-DP to DP cable. Spoke to Dell support and they reckon it might be the cable that is not compatable with Apple TB port. It fits nice but that's it. I don't have any other simllar cable or other means of testing if the cable it faulty or just not working with a TB port.

    It's a lovely monitor and appears to work fine over HDMI. Not sure what to do. I would like the DP connection to work even if I probably would carry on with HDMI.
     
  23. jlus3, Mar 7, 2014
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  24. cygy2k macrumors member

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    I was having the same issues but a simple change of the monitor setting to disable DP 1.2 fixed the issues. Most computers are not fully 1.2 compliant yet, even fewer support MST which is the main feature of 1.2, so it does not harm to disable it.

    Once DP 1.2 is disabled, I highly recommend forcing RGB mode by using the various links in recent threads regarding blurry text - and this applies to just about any external monitor on a recent Mac, unfortunately.

    The U2414 monitors are very good - PWM free, even backlighting, etc - and the above issue isn't due to the monitors, but rather the lack of understanding by people when to use or disable certain features like DP 1.2.
     
  25. jlus3, Mar 7, 2014
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