Why am I not getting 2560 x 1440?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by richardamp, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. richardamp macrumors newbie

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    I just bought the dell U2713HM, which has 2560X1440 native resolution. I am using a late 2012 Mac Mini. I am using the DVI port in the monitor (which supports this resolution), the dual-link DVI cable that came with the monitor, the Apple DVI-D to Mini Display port adaptor, and plugging it into the MDP on my Mac Mini. The only thing I can think of is that the Apple adaptor does not support 2560 X 1440. Is that the reason why?

    Do I need to buy a display port to mini display port cable instead?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You need to buy a Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter, as the MDP to DVI adapter does not support that high a resolution.

    Link is in below quote:

     
  3. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    I'm using an HDMI / Display Port mini cable on my Dell, and all is well. Me thinks the Dell monitor you have has this HDMI input.
     

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  4. simsaladimbamba

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    How do you get more than 1920 x 1200 pixel via HDMI? I guess it has to do with HDMI 1.3?
     
  5. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    That's your cheapest solution.... monoprice.com for about $6....
     
  6. SR45 macrumors 65832

    SR45

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    Should automatically recognize it, or one can go to System Preferences > Display.

    You can check your displays Menu as well to check if the Input Source is correct.

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    Should automatically recognize it, or one can go to System Preferences > Display to see if you have this option displayed

    You can check your displays Menu as well to check if the Input Source is correct.
     
  7. Giuly macrumors 68040

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  8. bradbear macrumors newbie

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    I have this monitor and I love it.... Mini DP to DP work perfect.
     
  9. jfriedman8 macrumors 6502

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    Go with the mini DP to DP. I'm using this with my samsung monitor and no issues. Cable from Monoprice too.
     

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