Need help with 30" Cinema Display
April 11, 2007 6:43 PM Subscribe
Am I stuck using my 30" Apple Cinema HD Display at 1280 x 800 for the forseeable future?
posted by unclejeffy to computers & internet (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So I bought a 30" Apple Cinema HD Display to replace my aging 23" model. I checked with my Apple rep to make sure it was compatible with my Dual 2 GHz G5. Check. Imagine my surprise when I hooked it up and saw icons the size of silver dollars! I double checked my settings, but sure enough, 1280 x 800 was the highest possible resolution, not the 2560 x 1600 I was expecting.
Turns out I need a new video card. Apparently, the best and really only "available" card that will support the full resolution is a ATI Radeon X800 XT-Mac Edition AGP. But no one has one available anywhere! Other World Computing put one on back order for me (at least 11 days out) but said they obviously can't guarantee it'll be available then. I can't even find a used one anywhere.
Am I just stuck with this resolution until someone has them available? Or is there some sort of work around? The low resolution is surprisingly irritating, so if I'm stuck with it for a while, I guess I'll just hook the 23" display back up. Thanks in advance.