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Dell XPS 1330 + Dell 30" monitor?

Hi,

Can the video card in the Dell Inspiron XPS 1330 laptop (128MB NVIDIA® GeForce" Go 8400M GS) power the Dell 30" monitor?  I know it needs a dual-link DVI, but it's not immediately clear if this card will do the job.

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jgerbitz
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jamietonerCommented:
The video card(according to nvidia's specs) is capable of supporting a 30" LCD but, the xps m1330 doesn't have a dual link dvi port so it wont support the 30" lcd.
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PUNKYCommented:
You could replace the card with better one.
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notbhavnCommented:
I disagree with both purposed answers.  I fully believe that your card will be compatible with this monitor.  Let me explain.  It plainly states that to utilize the BEST VIEWING EXPERIENCE then you will need the Dual-Link DVI card...BUT, you can still use this monitor up to about 1920 x 1080 resolution on a single-link DVI capably card and be very happy with it as long as you don't pout everyday about how you wish you had a Dual-Link DVI card for even better graphics :)  It will WORK fine in a very decent resolution, just not at it's MAXIMUM possible resolution.  Thanks.
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jamietonerCommented:
Another problem would be the XPS 1330 only has vga and hdmi connections for external displays. So if you would need an hdmi to dvi cable. You can run the 30" lcd in a non native resolution but the image quality won't be as good. If you want a large display I would get the 27" its just a bit smaller but the the 1330 shouldn't have a problem running its native resolution of 1920x1200.
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jgerbitzAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys.  This page says that this card HAS dual DVI links, and that it can run displays up to 2560x1600.  Am I missing something?

http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_8M_techspecs.html


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jamietonerCommented:
The video cards chipset does support dual link dvi, but Dell didn't use that feature on the xps m1330. You can use the hdmi port(with a dvi-hdmi cable) to get a resolution of 1920x1200, but using 1920x1200 on a 30" display that has a native resolution of 2560x1600 won't look as good. Thats why i suggested the 27" that has a native resolution of 1920x1200. The only laptop i know of that will power a 30" display is the MacBook pro.
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jgerbitzAuthor Commented:
Great, thanks!
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