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    Mini DVI or Mini DisplayPort? (pic)

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    Mini DVI or Mini DisplayPort? (pic)
    My problem is simple. I do not know wich one I have and I don't know how to tell the difference.

    All over the web some people say iMacs have Mini DVI and others say they have Mini DisplayPort.... But wich one do I have?

    I have a iMac 2.66 Ghz Rev. 8,1 - Late 2008.

    Here is a picture:


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    Mini DVI or Mini DisplayPort? (pic)
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    If you have the nVidia integrated graphics, then you have a mini Display Port. If you have Intel integrated graphics, then you have Mini DVI.

    To check, click on the Apple in the top left corner and select About This Mac and then click on More Info. On the left pane, under Hardware you'll see Graphics/Displays. Click on that and see what it says next to Chipset Model and Vendor.

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    Mini DVI or Mini DisplayPort? (pic)

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    First of all, I don't have OSX installed. I have Windows 7 RC Build 7100.

    And second, in iMac Rev. 8,1 there isn't Intel nor Nvidia based graphic.

    It's a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT.

    So what does that make my port?

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    Mini DVI or Mini DisplayPort? (pic)
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    That would make yours the previous generation which would have mini-dvi.

    Your owner's manual should have a pic describing all the ports on the machine.

    You can also google both "mini-dvi pic" and "mini display port pic" to compare.
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    Mini DVI or Mini DisplayPort? (pic)
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    That's a mini-dvi port.

    I recognise it from my wife's Alu iMac

    According to Mactracker, there's no Late 2008 iMac, there's Early 2008 and then Early 2009

    iMac 8,1 is Early 2008

    The Early 08's have Mini-DVI
    The Early 09's have Mini-DisplayPort

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    Mini DVI or Mini DisplayPort? (pic)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bassi View Post
    First of all, I don't have OSX installed. I have Windows 7 RC Build 7100.

    And second, in iMac Rev. 8,1 there isn't Intel nor Nvidia based graphic.

    It's a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT.

    So what does that make my port?
    In that case, it's is most definitely Mini-DVI

    Mini DVI:



    Mini Display Port:


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    Mini DVI or Mini DisplayPort? (pic)

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    Connecting?
    I too have the Mini DVI ports, Is there a way to go about connecting 2 identical imacs (2008 models) both with mini DVI ports, so they can work as a dual display?

    We thought at first it was a mini display port, but the cables are too small.

    Thanks!

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