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I was wondering if I could use this instead of a male dvi end if I already had a dvi cable

http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?cat_id=110&sku=54162
Edited by theyedi - 4/1/12 at 10:50pm
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That CablesToGo brand passive adapter should work (together with your existing single link DVI cable) if it is not used for the 3rd monitor as part of an Eyefinity setup.

However, I would rather go with a dongle that is in the AMD's validated list (even if you are not doing Eyefinity). So, I suggest Accell B087B-004B which has just the same price and works also up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz.

http://www.directron.com/b087b004b.html
http://www.amazon.com/Accell-B087B-004B-UltraAV-DisplayPort-Adapter/dp/B003TSDFZW
Edited by windfire - 4/1/12 at 11:08pm
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Originally Posted by theyedi View Post

I was wondering if I could use this instead of a male dvi end if I already had a dvi cable

http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?cat_id=110&sku=54162


Get the active adapter, the difference is $5. You will need this adapter if going for the third display.

 

Accell Ultra AV Mini Display Port to DVI-D Single Link ... - Frys.com
 

 

 

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Bleh, I got the wrong one in the OP. I need one for 2560x1600. It's for my primary monitor.

Finally think I got the right one: http://www.amazon.com/Accell-B087B-003J-UltraAV-miniDisplayPort-Dual-Link/dp/B0030XMREG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318381795&sr=8-1
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You need an active mdp to dvi-dl converter. They run about $90 and both accel and startech make them. They must have a usb plug in or it wont do 2560x1440
     
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You need an active mdp to dvi-dl converter. They run about $90 and both accel and startech make them. They must have a usb plug in or it wont do 2560x1440

is either brand better? the startech one is $20 cheaper
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I dont think one is better than the other. But i have heard of problems with the accel one and 7970s. I have a startech one myself and it works great
     
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post #9 of 13
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Bleh, I got the wrong one in the OP. I need one for 2560x1600. It's for my primary monitor.

Finally think I got the right one: http://www.amazon.com/Accell-B087B-003J-UltraAV-miniDisplayPort-Dual-Link/dp/B0030XMREG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318381795&sr=8-1


What is the exact model of your monitor that needs an active DL adapter?
 

 

 

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