Macbook with External Monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by killjon, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. killjon macrumors newbie

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  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    To DVI. Don't degrade the signal with stupid VGA.
     
  3. Beric macrumors 68020

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    I just ordered this monitor from Newegg not an hour ago, for my Macbook with GMA 950. So it had better work.
     
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Never 'daisy-chain' adapters. I tried this once, and I got quality worse than either of them alone.
     
  5. Beric macrumors 68020

    Beric

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    Right. I'm planning on using a Mini-DVI to DVI adaptor, and then DVI straight in to the monitor. Of course, I'll have to order the adaptor, so I'll be able to try out the monitor with my Mini-DVI to VGA adaptor I have right now. Should be interesting seeing the difference.
     
  6. Beric macrumors 68020

    Beric

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    Well, got my Mini DVI to DVI adaptor today. The image is so much sharper than with the VGA cable, and even a bit brighter, I'm lead to believe. Definitely worth it. I still amazed that my GMA 950 can drive this BenQ 24-incher at 1900x1280 so well. While running Age of Empires 3 (a bit of a push even at decent settings on this Macbook), my system ran hardly a degree hotter at 1900x1280, over my normal 1280x800 resolution I play at.
     

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