Can this adapter be used on a PC and Dell monitor?

I just purchased a Dell Ultra Sharp 32" monitor and it only has hdmi and displayport output. My PC computer's graphic card has DVI. I want to get the 2560x1600 resolution and I thought this cable would work. I connected the mini displayport to the monitor, USB to the computer and the DVI port to the graphics card. I can't get it to work. The monitor says mini displayport not active even after turning on computer. Thanks.

Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

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2 Answers from the Community

  • This cable is meant to go the opposite direction (i.e., video supply from the computer over mDP, power over USB, video out to the monitor via (dual-link) DVI). I hope this answers your question.

  • Correction. I meant to say hdmi and displayport inputs.