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I have an Asus laptop with a Intel® HD Graphics 3000 and NVIDIA 540M. I also have a HTPC server with an old 8500GT video card with a DVI and HDMI output.

Articles on the internet say that in order to use 2560x1440 on a computer, you need one of these two:

  • Dual Link DVI
  • HDMI 1.3

The laptop only has a HDMI port and unfortunately I was unable to find out the version of HDMI of the video cards. I would also have to buy a DVI<>HDMI cable for the monitor to laptop in that case. How do I find out what version of HDMI the video card supports?

The ideal situation would be being able to connect the monitor to my laptop. Possibly an alternative would be to connect the monitor to the HTPC server and maybe find a solution to show the laptop's display in 2560x1440 resolution via the server.

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closed as not a real question by Randolph West, Dave M, BBlake, Daniel Beck Sep 25 '12 at 18:08

It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Not a real question? –  hydroparadise Sep 25 '12 at 16:04
Yeah, what's your actual question? I get the gist but can you be more specific? (Also, DisplayPort will push these resolutions as well.) –  Shinrai Sep 25 '12 at 16:28
Your question is very vague and does not really indicate a desired outcome to guide you to. In its current form, it'll just result in comments asking for clarification and more information. Please consider editing your question to provide more information upfront, and be more specific in what your desired outcome is. –  Daniel Beck Sep 25 '12 at 18:10