5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2014 4:03 AM by lllaass
janardanrevuru Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I bought my mac mini today. I connected using the DisplayPort <-> VGA cable to my HP LP2065 monitor. I have been using this monitor for my Windows XP which used to give me 1600x1200 resolution.

 

But with Mac mini I only get maximum reolution of 1400x1050, which is low and the whole experience of Mac is poor.

 

I have used the same monitor with various version of Linux flavours. But normally I get it working after installing some NVIDIA drivers. Is there similar thing in Mac world?

 

Thanks and Regards,

Janardan


Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • 1. Re: mac mini poor monitor resolution
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    Were normally stuck with the graphic drivers Apple gives us, but the new Minis have Intel Graphics only...

     

    HD Graphics 4000Integrated
    Details:This model has an Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics processor that shares memory with the system.

     

    Also see: What type of video system is provided by the Aluminum Mac mini models? Which are integrated and which are dedicated? Can the video be upgraded?
    512 MB*768 MB*
    Dual Displays1920x1200*
    Dual/Mirroring*2560x1600*
    Details:*This model simultaneously supports 1920x1200 on an HDMI or a DVI display (using the included HDMI-to-DVI adapter) and 2560x1600 on a Thunderbolt or Mini DisplayPort display or even a VGA display (with an optional Mini DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter, which is compatible with the Thunderbolt port).

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_mini/specs/mac-mini-core-i5-2.5-late-2 012-specs.html

     

    No idea why you only get a low rez, could it be the cable?

  • 2. Re: mac mini poor monitor resolution
    janardanrevuru Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks much for hinting about cable. I used to use same cable for my other OS installations. But I realized that I have bought the new DisplayPort to VGA adaptor (Apple product). The connecting through another cable to monitor.

     

    I now changed to HDMI to DVI cable and the resolution is perfect 1600x1200.

     

    Regards,

    Janardan

  • 3. Re: mac mini poor monitor resolution
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    Good news,good work, thanks for the report Janardan!

  • 4. Re: mac mini poor monitor resolution
    bundoora Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I wouldn't describe 1600x1200 as "perfect".

    1920x1200 - probably and

    2560x1600 - definitely.

  • 5. Re: mac mini poor monitor resolution
    lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (142,085 points)

    18. What is the maximum resolution available for use with the Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter?

    The resolution available with the Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter is 1920 x 1200. VGA displays that use higher refresh rates (such as 85 Hz) at resolutions of 1600 x 1200 or greater may not generate video properly until you lower the refresh rate.

    from

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3382#15