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post #11 of 30
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hey guys thanks for all of the grats etc, much appreciated. so i haven't taken anymore pictures yet. here's some comments i have so far:

it did not come with a dual-link DVI cable. So right now I am using a regular dvi-link cable and it does let me set the resolution to 2560x1600, but its obviously very bad blurry etc.

So I did change the resolution around and the only resolutions that are usable atm is 1920x1080 or lower. The monitor basically puts black bars on the top and bottom and what shows as 1920x1080 is still a little blurry and does not look good at all. This is to be expected from what I've read so far.

I get the dual link DVI in the mail today. So when I get home I will take some pics of what it looks like with only regular DVI @ 2560x1600 & also what it looks like at 1920x1080p. THen I'll take some pics of the two resolutions using the dual link DVI cable.

Also...Portal 2 is released today!!! Can anyone say portal 2 @ x1600 rez, hell yes.
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post #12 of 30
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Originally Posted by elderfoster View Post
Also...Portal 2 is released today!!! Can anyone say portal 2 @ x1600 rez, hell yes.
It is? Last I checked, today is the 14th, and it will be released on the 19th

By the way, the refurbished U3011 just came back in stock again.
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post #13 of 30
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doh. i thought it was the 14th. damn.
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post #14 of 30
i just about panicked when i read that...... whew
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post #15 of 30
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Okay so I just got my Dual-Link DVI cable in the mail. I plugged it in but everything is still the same. It still lets me select the x1600 resolution but everything is just as blurry as before. I'm using the evga gtx 580 and it says both dvi connectors support dual-link...and both of the monitor inputs are dual-link dvi. What am I missing? Here are some pictures.



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post #16 of 30
That's probably why it was refurbed, man.
    
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post #17 of 30

Snap, son. You just got PRANKED by Dell.

    
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post #18 of 30
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Am i doing something wrong though, maybe? This is my first time trying to set it up. It looks the same as when I was using a regular DVI cable, even though I'm using the new dual link DVI cable.
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post #19 of 30
No, man, you got the short end of the Dell stick.
    
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post #20 of 30
Strange that it didn't come with that cable to begin with...maybe they knew it from the start and hoped that you would never use that connection.

Oh man, and this is right after I bought one of the refurbished U3011s.
    
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