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I'm stumped on this one

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 2, 2012 1:21:54 AM

Here's my life story. I have a gts 250 with 2 fully linned dvi slots. My problem is that the original dvi cable I used got thrashed (I blame the 5 year old daughter!). So, I got a new cable which doesn't work. The seller was kind enough to send me a second cable, so the cable can't be the problem. The only difference between the old cable and the new one is that the old was dvi-d single link, and the new one is dvi-d dual link. The monitor, in case you wondered, is a hanns g hw191d with a max resolution of 1440x900 and a refresh rate of 75 hz.

Should a dual link, digital cable work here? This old cable is not long for this world, and I need help!

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a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2012 2:13:07 AM

You can use either cable as long as it connects to the monitor.
a c 1316 U Graphics card
June 2, 2012 2:19:35 AM

Yes the cable should work! So has the monitor worked after the first cable broke? Just considering that the monitor might be broken instead of the cable!
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 2, 2012 9:20:14 AM

Yes the dual link should work.
June 4, 2012 1:57:02 PM

I tested a second dvi-d dual link from these guys, with the same results. The only cable that works in my frayed out little single link cable. Does the GTS 250 support dual link, or the Hanns-G?
June 5, 2012 1:32:40 AM

rolli59 said:
Regardless if the cables are dual or single link they have all the pins for single link!
I would understand the problem if it was the other way around.

It just seems odd that both cables failed. Maybe I'll try it on another pc.