Thursday, November 18, 2010

When is DVI not DVI?

When it is a dual link DVI.

I just got a Dell U2711 monitor and it looked awful. It looked like there was a DPI or resolution problem. I was wondering if the graphics card was too old or some other driver/configuration problem.

Nope, needed to use a Dual link DVI cable (thanks  How can you tell the difference?  Dual link is printed on the cable.

Would have been nice if Dell included in the 'monitor setup' cheat sheet a little note that you must use a dual link cable.

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