1st, title's wrong, it's an xstar. So I have an asus 7950 v1 discontinued model ASUS HD7950-DC2T-3GD5 Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit G... I bought one of these http://www.ebay.com/itm/321112427553?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 I realized after there's less expensive options out there but figured what the hey, I'm wanting something new. I have the mini display port adapters that came with the 7950. I also bought some of these. SAPPHIRE Model 100925 - Newegg.com Now I see the problem maybe. Apparently the card itself can't spit out enough power through the dvi? Card isn't dvi-d / dual link capable? Any idea how to get it to work. What to buy? Would this work? VisionTek 900640 Mini DisplayPort to Dual Link DVI... or do I have to spend money on StarTech MDP2DVID Mini DisplayPort to DVI Dual-Lin... or this Accell B087B-003J Mini DisplayPort to DVI Dual-Lin... *edit* I just noticed my 7950 card says dual link dvi is supported so wth? When I attempt to plug it into the card through an adapter it doesn't do anything or sometimes it'll flash through rgb screens and gray to black screens like it's attempting to test it. Most times it does nothing. The really weird thing is if I unplug the power, for a split second the image from the computer shows on the new monitor, only till all the power is drained, or plug it in after the power light turns off all the way. Video. http://youtu.be/xEm5CHBucPA I tried another brick, no different.