Question Regarding Mac Pro and Monitors

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by userblah, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. userblah macrumors member

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    Hey, I am purchasing a new Mac Pro and I plan on hooking two 22" monitors to it. I know the graphics card has dvi and a mini-displayport output. I know if you want to use a 30" monitor you need to get the mini-display port to dual dvi. I was wondering to hook up 2 22" monitors can I hook one up to the dvi and the other up to the mini-display port or is there something else I must do?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    No, a 30" can run off of the other DVI port. You need no adapter.

    Your plan is fine, just get the Mini DisplayPort-DVI adapter. Single link.
     
  3. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    You will need a single Mini DislplayPort to DVI adapter. Also you only need an adapter for a second 30".
     
  4. MikeDTyke macrumors 6502a

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    That'll work. you just need an adaptor depending on what the monitors have, which i'm guessing is DVI if they are 22".
     
  5. userblah thread starter macrumors member

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  6. userblah thread starter macrumors member

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    Another question to go along with this. If i have a dvi to dual dvi splitter (1 to 2 dvi) would that work if i attached it to the dvi output on the card? Or would that not give as good of results?
     
  7. TheStrudel macrumors 65816

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    In my experience, those have never worked well enough to be worth bothering with. I suggest instead you buy your MDP-DVI adapter at monoprice.com.

    Their prices are much, much better than 's.
     
  8. EMKarelia macrumors regular

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    I have one 22" hooked up to my 17" macbook pro. I would have no idea how to hook up two monitors.
     
  9. TheStrudel macrumors 65816

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    It could be done with DisplayLink, which sends a video signal through a USB cable to a DVI output.
     

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