My monitor will only work at 2560x1080 with a VGA cable, with a DVI cable the text is unreadable. Spent $600 on a monitor that can't even use a digital signal. Abysmal. I have the exact same issue. I have tried the monitor on three different computers that have graphics cards that run 2560x1080 and the text is always blurry and unreadable, but when I go to a lower resolution the text is fine. My main computer has a GTX 650 card that should have no issue with this resolution. I even sent the original monitor back to Dell and received a replacement from them that has the same problem. What is going on? Why won't this monitor display properly in it's "recommended" resolution? I am running Windows 7 professional.
What specific Dell computer is connected to the monitor?
Are you testing using the Dell supplied DVI-D Dual-Link Cable?
If two U2913WM have the same issue, that points to either the cabling, video card, or the video card driver.
I recently purchased Dell2913WM. I hooked it up with my laptop levnovo t400 with Dell provided DVI cable but I could only get to 1680x1050. But if I use VGA, then no problem to get 2560x1080.
Again, it's Dell provided DVI cable which has all the pins.
Can you shed some light here please...
Do you have desktop PC to test our monitor and DVI-D DL cabling on?