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shade45 2,966 301 January 31, 2016 at 08:11 PM More Amazon Deals
I bough a Dell 34" curve monitor recently. My computer has only DVI dual link out. What adapter will work best for my computer?

I bought VisionTek DisplayPort to Dual Link DVI-D Active Adapter [amazon.com] but it doesn't work. The monitor didn't turn on. No signal. Yes i tried it with dual link DVI cable.

I know apple sell those adapter for $100+ but I'm looking for cheap alternative ..

For those who bought Dell curve monitor ... how did you guys connect to your computer with DVI out only.

I have Geforce 6600 video card and it can out put dual link dvi

i saw a lot of adapters on amazon but they are single link.

Any suggestion? Should i just upgrade my graphic card with display port out instead of looking for the right adapter ?
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Dell UltraSharp 34 U3415W Native resolution:
3440 x 1440 at 60Hz

GeForece 6600 Maximum Resolution:
2048 × 1536 at 85Hz

If you want to use the display at it's native resolution (highly recommended), you need to upgrade your video card. As to your adapter and not getting any signal, it could be a bad adapter, a failure to negotiate a resolution that's supported by your video card and monitor (scaled up on the monitor or with back bars around the edges), the wrong input was selected, a bad cable, etc.

It isn't simply a matter of the type of cable. You need to pay attention to the maximum resolution a particular card supports.

I'd recommend monoprice for your cable needs.
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hould i just upgrade my graphic card...?
Yes! Based on when the 6600 came out (>10 years ago!), you might also want to consider replacing your entire computer when the next round of dell outlet coupons shows up rather than spending too much on a video card.
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Yes! Based on when the 6600 came out (>10 years ago!), you might also want to consider replacing your entire computer when the next round of dell outlet coupons shows up rather than spending too much on a video card.
woot I agree with jkee Wink
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OP, if by chance your computer is newer and you've just been moving this old video card from one computer to the next, your computer could have integrated graphics capable of supporting higher resolutions. As it stands, your monitor is almost certainly worth quite a bit more than your computer.
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I have Geforce 6600
If you are in the market for a new computer, dell home outlet is currently running a promo with 30-35% off coupons, now through saturday:
http://slickdeals.net/f/8474763-dell-outlet-save-up-to-50-sale-starts-feb-3rd-to-feb-6th

Availability and pricing vary while a promotion like this is running.

As an example, with 35% off you could get this for $610:
XPS 8900
Processor: Intel Core 6th Generation i7-6700 Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz)
Windows 10 Home 64bit English
1 TB SATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
16GB (2x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC
16X DVD + RW Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745 4GB GDDR3

or this for $496:
Inspiron 3847 Desktop
Processor: Intel Core 4th Generation i7-4790 processor (8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz)
Windows 8.1 Pro (Free Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro)
2TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive 6.0 Gb/s
16GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600Mhz
Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)

or something less powerful like this for $328:
Inspiron 3847 Desktop
Processor: Intel Core 4th Generation i5-4460 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.4 GHz)
Windows 8.1 (Free Upgrade to Windows 10 Home)
1 TB SATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
8 GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz (2x 4GB) Non-ECC
Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)
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Quote from jkee View Post :
If you are in the market for a new computer, dell home outlet is currently running a promo with 30-35% off coupons, now through saturday:
http://slickdeals.net/f/8474763-dell-outlet-save-up-to-50-sale-starts-feb-3rd-to-feb-6th

Availability and pricing vary while a promotion like this is running.

As an example, with 35% off you could get this for $610:
XPS 8900
Processor: Intel Core 6th Generation i7-6700 Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz)
Windows 10 Home 64bit English
1 TB SATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
16GB (2x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC
16X DVD + RW Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745 4GB GDDR3

or this for $496:
Inspiron 3847 Desktop
Processor: Intel Core 4th Generation i7-4790 processor (8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz)
Windows 8.1 Pro (Free Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro)
2TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive 6.0 Gb/s
16GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600Mhz
Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)

or something less powerful like this for $328:
Inspiron 3847 Desktop
Processor: Intel Core 4th Generation i5-4460 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.4 GHz)
Windows 8.1 (Free Upgrade to Windows 10 Home)
1 TB SATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
8 GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz (2x 4GB) Non-ECC
Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)
thanks ... i just repped you. i just need a basic computer that i can use dell u3415w. do i need to buy special graphic card for computers that you listed above?
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thanks ... i just repped you. i just need a basic computer that i can use dell u3415w. do i need to buy special graphic card for computers that you listed above?
No. Most XPS models including the one listed above include a graphics card, just not a super high end one. The inspiron models I listed don't have a dedicated graphics card, but they have 4th generation i7 or i5 processors with Intel HD4600 integrated graphics. The HD 4600 graphics support a maximum resolution over HDMI of 4096x2304@24Hz (note low refresh rate, which would increase as resolution decreases) and over display port 3840x2160@60Hz. You can check the video specs of a particular intel processor on ark.intel.com, for example: http://ark.intel.com/products/808...phicsModel

If needed you can always add a video card later, but the integrated graphics will drive the display they just won't handle games at the that resolution very well.

Of the three computers I listed, personally I would probably choose the Inspiron with the i7 processor for $496, but any of these would serve you well. I'd suggest you limit your search results on dell outlet to computers with 4th gen or newer i3, i5, or i7 processors.

What are the specs of your current computer and what do use it for?

If you want an opinion before you pull the trigger, feel free to ask what we think of a specific machine.
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No. Most XPS models including the one listed above include a graphics card, just not a super high end one. The inspiron models I listed don't have a dedicated graphics card, but they have 4th generation i7 or i5 processors with Intel HD4600 integrated graphics. The HD 4600 graphics support a maximum resolution over HDMI of 4096x2304@24Hz (note low refresh rate, which would increase as resolution decreases) and over display port 3840x2160@60Hz. You can check the video specs of a particular intel processor on ark.intel.com, for example: http://ark.intel.com/products/808...phicsModel

If needed you can always add a video card later, but the integrated graphics will drive the display they just won't handle games at the that resolution very well.

Of the three computers I listed, personally I would probably choose the Inspiron with the i7 processor for $496, but any of these would serve you well. I'd suggest you limit your search results on dell outlet to computers with 4th gen or newer i3, i5, or i7 processors.

What are the specs of your current computer and what do use it for?

If you want an opinion before you pull the trigger, feel free to ask what we think of a specific machine.
thanks for the detailed reply. i really appreciate it. I'll be using the desktop as HTPC to play 1080p videos and web browsing. As long as the desktop has display port out with native res for dell u3415w monitor and play 1080p videos ill be happy. what would be the cheapest dell desktop for it? thanks again
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what would be the cheapest dell desktop for it? thanks again
The Inspriron 3847 i5 is $469 before coupon, $328 after is going to be your best bet for minimizing cost. For ~$35 more it's a better choice than the i3 models.

Also note, sometimes the filters on dell outlet don't work quite right.
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I'll be using the desktop as HTPC
For HTPC use, some people care about the size/form factor quite a bit. There are some more compact computers that could work. Inventory varies a lot during these promotions, but there are currently some Insprion 3647's in the 'small desktop' form factor with 4th gen i5 CPUs for ~$356 AC.
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For HTPC use, some people care about the size/form factor quite a bit. There are some more compact computers that could work. Inventory varies a lot during these promotions, but there are currently some Insprion 3647's in the 'small desktop' form factor for ~$356 AC.

i dont really care about the size. all i need is display port out with native res for my dell u3415w monitor. thanks
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