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1920 x 1080 on a Dell U2711

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January 28, 2013 2:38:53 PM

I can only get 1920 x 1080 on my Dell U2711. What do I need to do to get 2560 x 1440 on this monitor? I have the Radeon HD 6900 video card. Please advise.

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January 28, 2013 2:48:24 PM

Have you installed the "drivers" for the monitor?

Does the system recognize the monitor model number?

Are you connecting the computer to the monitor using DVI-D or DisplayPort?
HDMI and VGA may limit the resolution to 1080P (or 1920 x 1080).
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January 29, 2013 2:02:59 PM

I have downloaded the drivers from the Dell site but that did not help. I have attached the DVI cable that came with my U2713 monitor. I assume that was a DVI-D cable but am not certain. I read where the only way o get the higher resolution is to get a mini display port to dual link DVI adaptor cord but I am uncertain if this would work and how to connect this cable. Please advise.
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January 29, 2013 2:08:39 PM

Well, you know the answer already. Buy a DP -> DVI-D cable and have fun with this great screen :) 
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January 29, 2013 2:10:56 PM

For mine I had to use my other DVI port ( I have a 6870 ) one was single link and the other was dual link swapping to the dual link one let me have full resolution. Using the display port is another option.
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January 29, 2013 2:12:27 PM

If your graphics card has a display port, use that to connect the monitor. If your graphics card has two DVI ports, try the other one, because you are obviously using a single channel DVI port at the moment. The cable supports a two channel DVI wit the full resolution. As long as you don't want to connect more then one monitors, you don't need an adapter.
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January 29, 2013 2:13:38 PM

The cable shouldn't make a difference. DVI should be fine. Have you selected the correct resolution in the control panel (assuming windows)?
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January 29, 2013 2:16:06 PM

It makes a difference. DVI supports up to 1920x1200 resolution only, unless it is a dual-link connection

And yes, use the DisplayPort cable as you monitor should have a DisplayPort input.
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January 29, 2013 2:17:56 PM

JasonAkkerman said:
For resolutions greater than 1920x1080 you need to make sure you are using a dual-link dvi port and cable. Check your video card manual to verify the port is dual link and then use this image to check your cable.

http://www.deltapage.com/product_images/uploaded_images...


The easiest way is to go with a DisplayPort cable. The monitor has a DP input and his video card should have one as well (mine HD6870 had a DP port).
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January 29, 2013 2:22:15 PM

tenshin111 said:
The easiest way is to go with a DisplayPort cable. The monitor has a DP input and his video card should have one as well (mine HD6870 had a DP port).


True. However, OP doesn't seem to have a DP cable. As noidea_77 stated, it might be a simple case of using the other port.

It seems easier to check all of the available options before instruction OP to go out and purchase a new cable.
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January 29, 2013 2:28:21 PM

Well guess what after I changed which port on my computer I attached my DVI cable to I gave up last night. I had downloaded the software from Dell again but nothing worked. This morning when I rebooted my computer there was the option for 2560 x 1440. Its a miracle! No really but thanks to everyone for the help and support. You guys rule.
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