Will a Late 2009 Mac Mini support a 1920 x 1080 Monitor?

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  1. crowe-t macrumors member

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    I have a 2009(Late) Mac Mini with a 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and an Nvidia GeForce 9400 graphics card. A Dell ST2424L 24 Inch 1920 x 1080 monitor was given to me.

    Will the Mac Mini support the 1920 x 1080 display?

    I think it will support an Apple 1920 x 1200 display but need to know it it will also work with 1920 x 1080.

    I have the Mini Display to DVI(D) port.

    Do I need a DVI-D to DVI-D cable?
     
  2. mcnallym macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it will, the adaptor supplied is just that and adaptor you still need the cable.
     
  3. treekram macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully, you have the Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter that came with the Mini. The adapter has a DVI-D dual link connector on the DVI end. With my late-2009 Mini, I used a DVI-D single-link cable (I use a DVI-HDMI cable now) and it worked fine for my HP 2511x 1920 x 1080 monitor. I don't know if you get better results with a dual-link cable - maybe it depends on the monitor. I don't get any results when searching for "Dell ST2424L".
     
  4. Micky Do macrumors 68000

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    As suggested above, yes. I am using a 1920x1080 with my early 2009 Mac Mini, connected with the supplied Mini-DVI to DVI adaptor right now.
     
  5. crowe-t thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes I have the Mini-DVI to DVI adapter. My Mini is currently hooked up to an ADC Apple 20" Monitor but lately it's been having problems. The top of the monitor will get darker and when I unplug the monitor a few times the problem clears up. So far I swapped out the ADC to DVI adapter/power block and the problem is still happening. My brother-in-law gave me the Dell ST2421L and I'll have to see if the problem is still happening with that monitor. If it is maybe it's the Mini-DVI to DVI adapter or the graphics card.

    So for now I need to figure out which DVI-D cable to get, single link or dual link???
     
  6. treekram macrumors 6502a

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    It looks like that Dell has a single link connection so that's what you should get. I believe dual-link cables are compatible with single-link connectors.
     
  7. aajeevlin, Dec 17, 2015
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    aajeevlin macrumors 6502a

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    For a long time I had two 24inch 1920 x 1080 connected to my Mac Mini 2009. One is via Mini Displayport and the other one is thrugh their other port. Simply purchased two $10 adapter and that was it.

    I just upgraded to a new configuration with 27inch at 2560x1440 via a single cable provided by DELL (mini Displayport to Displayport), and a 24inch (1650x1500?) it was a 24inch but with higher resolution than before.

    Also see this thread that I have with similar question: http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/early-2009-with-34inch-ultra-wide.1894564/

    For Mac Mini 2009:
    "Extended desktop and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports up to 1920 by 1200 pixels on a DVI or VGA display; up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on a dual-link DVI display using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter"
    Source: https://support.apple.com/kb/SP505?locale=en_US
     

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