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HDMI cable + HDMI to Display port adapter versus Display port cable

I recently bought a 144hz monitor. I have an extra HDMI cable but my GPU only has a Display port left. Would it be a bad idea to buy a HDMI to DP adapter for use with my HDMI cable or should I just ...
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Getting no signal when using using DP to HDMI adapter

I bought 2 adapters like this because I have 2 monitors that accept HDMI input and a Thunderbolt docking station that only has DP output. However, when I connect my monitor using the adapters that I ...
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How to connect external display if the laptop's discrete gpu is dead

I have a laptop with a "dead/not working" Nvidia GPU and I gave up on fixing that GPU. My problem now is how I'm going to connect my external monitor to my laptop and will utilize the intel ...
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How works monitor capabilities detection through a mini DisplayPort->HDMI adapter?

Initially, I was attempting to output 4K video on my 4K TV from 2017 using my Surface Pro 4 and a cheap mDP->HDMI adapter (I don't know the DP version nor the HDMI version it implements). Obviously ...
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Does connecting a DVI-D adaptor to HDMI cable changes the quality of the video output?

If I put an DVI-D adapter on a DP or HDMI cable does the quality of the video output is the same as regular connection with a DP or HDMI(I mean the signal and all that) , the connection on my GPU(GTX ...
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More than one display adapters combo

When I was using adapter combo from HDMI to DVI then to VGA then to monitor and it didn't work, so I just go to but without DVI to VGA adapter it works. Actually I still have no idea why I can't just ...
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Passive HDMI-VGA cable? [duplicate]

A friend of mine has this cable, which he bought from an international supermarket chain store - I don't expect them to buy useless crap. It appears to be a totally passive cable, but it's an HDMI->...
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Combine multiple hdmi adapters to extend many monitors

I wonder if it's possible to combine those adapters: USB-C to HDMI picture, between them to expand image to 4 monitors (2hdmi + 2 vga) Normal use: Laptop -> Adapter connection via USB-C = 2 ...
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PC won't boot with screen connected via HDMI

My old PC won't boot if I have exclusively one screen connected via HDMI. It does boot however if I have a second screen connected via VGA. It also boots when I don't have any screens connected at ...
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HDMI to DVI-D SL/DVI-D DL adapters signal distortion

Have encountered the following problem: Asus ROG G501JW : HDMI <-> DVI-D DL adapter causes severe color distortion on external monitor with DVI-D DL port. https://i.stack.imgur.com/lbLdE.jpg HDMI ...
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Unable to roll back display driver after updating it

My computer had slow loading on the welcome screen, so I looked up on the internet to find some ways to speed it up, because I felt like it's something unusual. One of the top results said to Update ...
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Is there an hdmi + data / power to usb-c cable?

Trying to replace a bad quality proprietary cable. I have tried searching amazon / google. All I find are usb-c to hdmi. I don’t think they will work “backwards”. I have a touchscreen that gets its ...
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Second monitor display is not active after windows update

A few days ago, my Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was connected to a TV via a Mini Displayport to HDMI adapter and an HDMI cable. My PC ran out of power and shutdown. I started the PC again and an update was ...
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Arch Linux: DisplayPort → HDMI

I’ve got a Lenovo ThinkCentre running Arch Linux. It’s connected to a display with a DisplayPort to HDMI cable, which only works sometimes (quite randomly). When it doesn’t, the display remains black, ...
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VBoxSVGA vs VMSVGA Resolution Issues on Linux guest

I'm trying to install LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) 3 on a Windows 10 host. I'm having some trouble with the graphics adapters and resolution settings. I read this SU question, and specifically ...
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What is the black connector called?

I am having trouble identifying one of the connectors on the cable in the images below. The blue connector should be a male VGA connector, but I've no idea what the black one is. If I was to take a ...
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Input HDMI signal computer to be usable by applications inside

I wonder if there already exists a solution which allows you to connect an HDMI-cable (outputting information) to an adapter, hook it up to a laptop (possibly via USB-C?) and then access the HDMI ...
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HDMI to VGA adapter issue - signal keeps cutting out

Good morning. We have a rather annoying HDMI to VGA issue. Most of the school is still using VGA for projection, we would eventually like to go to HDMI but that it is going to be in a couple years at ...
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Broken web app & modal rendering in Chrome?

I've noticed that certain web applications do not render correctly on the monitors. This also occurs on local development environment. Here's an example of what is happening. Here we have the main ...
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LVDS is not a full-pin connector?

Rather than SubD a LVDS can have different sizes because the adapter I bought is too big. Before I cut the cables and melt sinker and solder them directly, I have to ask a question: There is a gap ...
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DVI to HDMI Adapter with Sound [closed]

Is there an adapter to go from DVI to HDMI that also has the provision(pigtail) to plug into a separate audio port and pipe audio through to a HDMI output. If not, why? Are the same pins used in ...
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My laptop has an HDMI output, and my monitor has DVI, VGA and DisplayPort - how do I not lose video performance? [closed]

So as the question states, my gaming laptop has an HDMI video out (also a USB-C out, but I assume it is not connected to the nVidia graphics card), and I need to connect it to my monitor, which has ...
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HDMI-VGA adapter stops working

I am trying to use an older monitor (VGA only) with a new computer. The computer only has DVI-D and HDMI ports, so I bought a HDMI-VGA adapter. However while it worked for the first hour or so, after ...
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USB C 3.1 Gen 1 to DVI

I recently purchased i-Tec USB C Travel Adapter for my ASUS T100HA. As this tablet has no USB C 3.1 Gen 2 support (DP/PD), I could not use the HDMI port included in that dock or charge it using the ...
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What kind of converter is needed for video HDMI to DVI-D?

I need to connect my DVD player with HDMI output to a monitor which has only VGA and DVI-D ports. On eBay there's this cheap HDMI to DVI-D adapter: http://www.ebay.com/itm/DVI-D-24-1-pin-male-plug-to-...
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DVI-I to VGA adapter not working (Analog signal issue?)

I have two monitors that have only VGA imputs on them. The computer I'm plugging them into has VGA and DVI-I outputs on the motherboard. To connect the DVI-I to the second VGA monitor I'm using the ...
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Integrated graphics not giving out signals through any port

I have been trying to re-enable my integrated graphics card as my dedicated graphics has no HDMI port but when I connect HDMI or VGA to my integrated graphics port there is no display. I searched the ...
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Using 2 external screens with my laptop

I have a ASUS Zenbook Pro laptop, and a Dell S2715H 27" monitor connected to it using HDMI. The laptop has 2 ports for display: 1xhdmi and 1xmini displayport. The monitor only has 2xhdmi. If I buy ...
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Reconnect VGA cable doesnt give signal until reboot

My equip is connected to a VGA monitor through a DisplayPort To VGA adapter. When the computer is powered on with this adapter connected, the monitor outputs a video signal as expected. However, if I ...
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Is it possible to connect VGA via an converter to an DVI-D port?

I have an samsung screen with VGA input. I want to connect to it via an adapter with DVI, because I don't have an VGA port on my videocard. The problem is that I can't find any DVI male to VGA female ...
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Why does DVI-VGA adapter causes scren tearing?

What actually happens during conversion that may cause screen tearing? With HDMI output the image is stable but when I use the DVI-VGA connector to connect to my monitor I have pretty bad screen ...
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Console Cable via VGA->Mini Displayport adapter

I can't seem to find an answer to this online as google keeps giving me VGA/Mini DP instead of console :( Will a console cable work if it goes through a minis displayport adapter? I can't test it ...
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Different types of DVI to VGA adapters?

VGA is analog signal, there's one type of it. I don't understand how there could be different versions of a DVI to VGA adapter, but there are. For example Matrox Triplehead2Go Digital has 3 DVI-I (...
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Connect monitor without taking an extra PCI-e slot or using on-board graphics

I have a Supermicro x9dri-ln4f+ connected to a microscope. It needs to have USB3, a high-res lag free display and 10GbE in same server. Currently my 6 PCIe slots look like: #1-4: important cards, #5:...
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How to connect 3 monitors to GeForce GT720 using digital connection

I have a GeForce GT720 card. As it said there, it supports up to 3 displays, and the remark at the bottom of specs table says: 3840x2160 at 30Hz. 4096x2160 at 24Hz supported over HDMI. 3840x2160 at ...
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Is there an USB adapter for secondary display with RCA output?

I need to use my TV as a second monitor for my notebook. But I'd like to use the TV's AV input (RCA). My notebook's VGA output is broken, so I'll need to buy an external video adapter. I've seen many ...
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lenovo e50 and external graphics card

I have a very cheap desktop PC that a friend of mine bought. Its a Lenovo e50. However we need dual outputs so I was gonna install a PCI graphics card. So I've bought a Sparkle Geforce 210. ...
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Does DisplayPort cables only one-way?

I saw this DELOCK 82438 Mini DisplayPort - Displayport cable where the image shows one end is an input, while the other is an output. They also say in the description that this is a Mini DisplayPort ...
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Identify this screen connector [closed]

I have taken apart my old (Compaq) laptop, and I'd like to see if there is a way to reuse the screen. The connector is shown below, but it has no labels so I am wondering whether this is a generic ...
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Windows 8.1 can not detect correctly adapter ram

I have Lenovo Flex 2-15 with 4GB of dedicated RAM, with GpuZ and Nvidia Control Panel correctly recognizing this, but msinfo32 and dxdiag (Windows built-in unit) can't do this properly. System ...
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Is there a way to automatically change resolution when pluging in a monitor?

I bought a Cable Matters SuperSpeed USB 3.0/2.0 to HDMI/DVI Adapter up to 2048x1152/1920x1200 and used it to connect a Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 which allows a fairly high resolution into an old acer ...
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WHY: Mini Displayport to Displayport adapter connected to Alienware m17 laptop for dual monitor not working?

I just bought this: accellcables.com/K088B-003B.html and am trying to connect my ASUS 27" (2560x1440) monitor up to my laptop through it's mini displayport. After wrestling through possible solutions ...
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Only two screens can be active at the same time

I'm having the problem that only 2 monitors seem to work simultaneously. Right now I have these monitors: Samsung SyncMaster S24B350 (VGA to DVI adapter) Samsung SyncMaster P2450H (DVI to DVI) ...
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How to update graphics driver when it needs the new driver to install?

I tried to update my Radeon HD 7730M today, and the installer I downloaded immediately showed me this: How am I supposed to update the driver if I need the new driver to update it??
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Is Mini DisplayPort to DVI-I Adapter Compatible With a DVI-D Cable?

I have a problem with a DVI-I Adapter to DVI-D connection. I bought an adapter for my MacBook Pro. It's a Mini DisplayPort to DVI-I adapter. My display is NEC P221W which has a DVI-I input. The ...
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DVI-D (Dual Link) to VGA Adapter

I have just both a DVI-D (Male) to VGA (Female) Adapter so I use dual monitors when using my computer. I have an ECS H61H2-M2 Motherboard with an I3-2120 CPU with no graphics card installed (out of ...
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What is the display adapter driver used for?

I just reinstalled Windows, and although there was no any display adapter driver (like the NVIDIA Geforce driver) installed, the display looked fine. What is the display adapter driver for? Does it ...
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Connect monitor (DVI / VGA) to S-Video / TV-Out

I have an ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics card in my computer. It has two DVI sockets and an S-Video / TV-OUT socket. There are alreay two monitors connected to the two DVI sockets. I have a third (...
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Acer Aspire P236HL, DVI-D to HDMI female

I bought an adapter that adapts HDMI to DVI. I connected my PS3's HDMI output to it and connected the DVI side to my acer monitor. This fails to work, even after I reset the video controls on my ...
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DVI to VGA adapter only working in one output

I have a AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series graphics card which has 2 DVI outputs. I tried to set it up with 2 monitors which both have vga connectors on the end and used 2 dvi to vga adapters like these. For ...