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MSI 6950 2GB only displays 1920x1080p on 2560x1440p with 11.12 drivers

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I don't understand why my brothers new 6950 won't work on my screens native resolution of 2560x1440p. I uninstalled his old Nvidia drivers and ran driver sweeper then installed the newest drivers I could find on AMD's site which is 11.12 When I go to change the resolution it says that 1080p is the max that it will go and yes I'm using a dual link dvi cable. Anyone know whats going on? Thanks
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Use auto config on the monitor panel or try and set the res from there. Also, create a custom res within windows or CCC if possible. Are you using hdmi? I hear some cables can only carry 1080p. Same goes to VGA and single link DVI cables.
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Use auto config on the monitor panel or try and set the res from there. Also, create a custom res within windows or CCC if possible. Are you using hdmi? I hear some cables can only carry 1080p. Same goes to VGA and single link DVI cables.

No Im using a dual link dvi cable that I know works fine. Never had this problem with his old gtx460. Couldn't find the option to create a custom resolution.
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Well, looks like I fixed the problem. Never knew you needed to have the monitor connected to the top most dvi port on the card...
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Originally Posted by skatpex99 View Post

Well, looks like I fixed the problem. Never knew you needed to have the monitor connected to the top most dvi port on the card...

That's because only one of the two dvi ports is dual link. For displays greater than 1200P you must use the dual link port.
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How are you liking the screen so far?
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How are you liking the screen so far?

One of the best purchases I have made for my computer.
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That's because only one of the two dvi ports is dual link. For displays greater than 1200P you must use the dual link port.

This pretty much. I know that dual link DVI is very important for anything higher than 1080p these days,.
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