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I have a Dell 3007WFP monitor which features only DualLink DVI-D for video input. The computer I am trying to connect it to only features VGA, DisplayPort, and SingleLink DVI-D (via a docking station). The built-in DisplayPort supports up to my maximum resolution of 2560x1600, meanwhile the VGA and SingleLink DVI-D connections are insufficient.

I found the following device which purports to be capable of converting a DualLink DVI-D signal to DisplayPort. Will this converter indeed work to connect a DualLink DVI-D monitor output to the DisplayPort input on my computer at maximum resolution?

DualLink DVI-D to DisplayPort Adapter

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Shopping questions are off topic as per the FAQ. – Wuffers May 13 '11 at 23:02
@MarkSzymanski Not a shopping question. I'm asking if it would do what I need. I don't want to buy it if it won't work. – Nathan Taylor May 13 '11 at 23:05
@MarkSzymanski this isn't a shopping recommendation per se, he's asking if the given product will work for his computer. – nhinkle May 13 '11 at 23:05
Agreed, this is a functionality question - "Is this the right sort of device to do this with" not "Which one should I buy", which isn't really a shopping recommendation, anymore than saying "What do I need to buy to program EEPROM chips with?" is a shopping recommendation. ("Which programmer should I buy?" would be one, though.) – Shinrai May 13 '11 at 23:09
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This should work. Almost every video card on the market needs a powered converter to get dual-link DVI working with DisplayPort (this is not true for single-link DVI). Note that COULD potentially be different for your exact graphics (which you don't mention), it's just EXTREMELY unlikely.

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Thanks for the info. This confirms what Dell support told me as well. The video adapter I am using is a NVIDIA NVS 3100M which does support up to 2560x1600. – Nathan Taylor May 13 '11 at 23:33

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