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Help connecting Dell OptiPlex 3050 to Dual Dell E2416H Monitors

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I have a new Dell OptiPlex 3050 (small form factor) with an Intel 630 Video Adapter.  it has 1 HDMI port and 1 DisplayPort (DP).  Each monitor has 1 VGA port and 1 DP port.  I can successfully connect 1 monitor to the PC using a VGA to DP cable.  However, when I try to connect the second monitor to the PC using a DP to HDMI cable, the computer does not recognize the monitor at all and the Monitor says "No DP cable''. 

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RE: Help connecting Dell OptiPlex 3050 to Dual Dell E2416H Monitors

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A computer HDMI out port cannot upconvert to a monitor DP in port unless you purchase an active converter. The cable you bought is designed to do the opposite =
Computer DP out port --> DP to HDMI cable --> Monitor HDMI in port

Connect in this way =

Optiplex 3050 DP out port ---> E2416H DP to DP cable --> E2416H #1 DP in port
Optiplex 3050 HDMI out port --> HDMI to VGA cable --> E2416H #2 VGA in port

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RE: Help connecting Dell OptiPlex 3050 to Dual Dell E2416H Monitors

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Updated information:  It is the Micro form factor, with i5-7500T 207 GHZ processor and 8MB RAM.  the Video Adapter is an Intel HD Graphics 630.

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RE: Help connecting Dell OptiPlex 3050 to Dual Dell E2416H Monitors

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A computer HDMI out port cannot upconvert to a monitor DP in port unless you purchase an active converter. The cable you bought is designed to do the opposite =
Computer DP out port --> DP to HDMI cable --> Monitor HDMI in port

Connect in this way =

Optiplex 3050 DP out port ---> E2416H DP to DP cable --> E2416H #1 DP in port
Optiplex 3050 HDMI out port --> HDMI to VGA cable --> E2416H #2 VGA in port

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RE: Help connecting Dell OptiPlex 3050 to Dual Dell E2416H Monitors

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Thank you!!!

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