Mini DisplayPort to DVI Cable?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by stevenapryor, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. stevenapryor macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2009
    My Core i7 iMac should get here some time last next week.

    In the meantime I've got an external monitor that has DVI that I'd like to attach and use as a second monitor with my iMac.

    However, I'm new to all this display port stuff.

    I found a mini display port to DVI cable at monoprice for like 8 bucks or so.

    I was going to pick it up, but wanted to check on here first to see if anyone knows if this will work or if I'd run into any problems.

    Is anyone else running a second monitor on their new iMac via display port to DVI?
  2. filmgirl macrumors regular


    May 16, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    This works fine on my mid-2009 Mac mini -- it didn't work on my iMac, but that's because the DisplayPort is bad. You should be just fine.
  3. Uncle Pinny macrumors regular

    Uncle Pinny

    Jul 15, 2008
    I'm breaking out from my i7 27" going from the mini display port to DVI (using my TV as secondary monitor). Then from DVI to HDMI. Works perfectly.

    Doing this as I had a DVI to HDMI cable that I used on my old Mac Pro. Figured I'd buy a cheaper Minidisplay port to DVI converter than a whole other 10m Minidisplay port to HDMI cable.
  4. stevenapryor thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2009
    Cool! This works for me then. Thanks for the help!


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