I recently purchased a refurbished Dell T3500 workstation with a NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 graphics card. I'm trying to connect a pair of LG Flatron L2000CP 20.1" monitors to the computer. I can connect either one using a DVI cable I had lying around, but I'm having some serious issues finding the right cable to connect the second monitor.
The Quadro card has 1 x Dual Link DVI-I connector and 2 x Displayport connectors (not sure what type) on it and both of my monitors only have DVI-D and VGA.
I know I need an adapter or cable to convert the signal for the second monitor to DVI-D, but I have no clue what type to get. I tried purchasing a couple of Bytecc Displayport to DVI cables off Newegg (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N83E168...), but neither one of them worked at all. The computer wouldn't recognize that a monitor was connected through the cable regardless of which displayport or cable I used. I figured it must be the cables and RMA'd them back to Newegg.
Since I don't want to try a million different combinations of adapter and cable types hoping to find one that works, I need some help. Do I need an active adapter or a dual link DVI adapter or a cable that specifies that it's Displayport to DVI-D or what? The NVIDIA site has bupkiss as far as information on the FX4800 and Dell is almost no help either. I'm totally confused and would like to get the dual monitors set up as soon as possible. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I don't care where I have to buy the adapter or cable from, but I'd like to keep the overall cost to a minimum if possible since I've already lost $11 on return shipping to Newegg plus their restocking fee.