To use this cable, just connect one end to a DVI video source, then connect the other end to a DVI display.
DVI-D cables can carry audio when both the DVI source and DVI display are able to accept an HDMI signal through the port connected to the DVI cable. In DVI ports that do not support HDMI signalling, legacy DVI signalling will be used and audio will not be passed. This is not a cable issue, and is due to the DVI standard and the lack of HDMI support on the connected devices.
PCs (Windows, Mac, Linux) connected to this cable may need to be manually set to pass audio to the connected display. If you don’t hear audio immediately after connecting the cable, check the audio preferences of the PC and make sure the correct audio output is chosen.
This is a passive Dual-Link adapter cable. Dual-Link cables are capable of resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 at 60Hz or 1080p at 144Hz. This cable does not support 4K at 60Hz. If you experience problems, please ensure that the signal being passed through the cable is within the capabilities of Dual-Link DVI-D.