I used to use a MBP as my main computer, coupled with a 30" Apple Cinema Display (Model A1083 - purchased three years ago). I recently purchased a PC (i7-950 3.06 GHz; AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB; Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) to use as my home computer, and the MBP for mobile purposes. However, I cannot get the new PC to recognize the native resolution of the Apple Cinema Display (2400x1600). The monitor shows a maximum display resolution of 1200x800. I am using the only connection the monitor has to hook into the PC -- DVI-D Dual Link.
In the screen options, under Control Panel, it shows the monitor as "CINEMA" but the drivers reflect "Generic PnP monitor".
I've been looking on various forums and seems like people have gotten this to work but I am still missing something. If anyone could give me some help, it would be greatly appreciated. From what I can discern, people used to use WinACD (http://sourceforge.net/projects/winacd/) as a fix for this common issue, but the file has been discontinued and the last version was made for WindowsXP.
Got it! Just wanted to update this thread in case anyone in the future runs into this problem. The cable that came with the display is DVI-D (Dual Link), see ko888's helpful image above. My computer has both a DVI-D (Dual Link) and DVI-I (Dual Link) port. Naturally, I plugged the DVI-D (Dual Link) cable into the corresponding DVI-D (Dual Link) port. This gave me the resolution issue. When I plugged the DVI-D (Dual Link) plug into the DVI-I (Dual Link) port, the comptuer was able to recognize the Cinema Display's native resolution.
For some reason it took me a full day to move the plug into the other available port. I hope this helps someone. And thanks ko888 for taking time to respond and help me out -- greatly apprecaite the kindness!