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Turning a single link DVI connection from a Dell into a dual link to connect to Apple 30" Cinema Display

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December 13, 2013 8:42:38 AM

Does anyone know if I can turn my single link DVI connection at the back of my Dell into a dual link DVI connection in order to support the addition of a 30 inch Apple Cinema Display with an adapter?

I have a 4550 HD ATI Radeon Video Card that is single link only.

I'm trying to avoid upgrading my video card by using an adapter if possible.

Thanks.

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December 13, 2013 8:56:29 AM

Nope, can't be done. An adapter won't add extra info into the signal that weren't there in the first place.
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December 13, 2013 9:02:13 AM

Kari said:
Nope, can't be done. An adapter won't add extra info into the signal that weren't there in the first place.


Okay. Thanks Kari. I'll look to replace my video card then. How does one choose a new dual link video card? I do not game but like super high resolution and clear graphics. I'm looking at CNET and see this one at a reasonable price http://www.cnet.com/graphics-cards/nvidia-quadro-fx-170...

Or this one http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/845930-REG/Diamon...

I'm thinking this will suffice. Correct?

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December 13, 2013 9:47:12 AM

Blue13 said:
Okay. Thanks Kari. I'll look to replace my video card then. How does one choose a new dual link video card? I do not game but like super high resolution and clear graphics. I'm looking at CNET and see this one at a reasonable price http://www.cnet.com/graphics-cards/nvidia-quadro-fx-170...

Or this one http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/845930-REG/Diamon...

I'm thinking this will suffice. Correct?


The 6570 would be better, the quadro card is pretty old and even though it is part of the professional range of cards I think the high age really is against it.
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