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XPS 8900 Desktop - Display Port Connection

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The desktop has a Nvidia 750Ti Graphics card when I got the machine from Dell. I have a Monitor which has a display port. The card has 2x DVI connections and mini HDMI. There is an mini hdmi adaptor to HDMI. I have a hdmi to DP cable but its not picking up any signal!

If anyone can help me with this issue?

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RE: XPS 8900 Desktop - Display Port Connection

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Correct. You get no signal when connecting to monitor DP or mDP because HDMI/mHDMI cannot upconvert to monitor DP or mDP via a straight cable and adapter like you are using.

See here.

Or just get a better video card with DP out ports =
GeForce GTX 960/970/980 (DVI-I/Three DP 1.2/HDMI)

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RE: XPS 8900 Desktop - Display Port Connection

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I have access to a AOC G2460PF and a Viewsonic VP2468 (I won't need two screens at the same time).

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RE: XPS 8900 Desktop - Display Port Connection

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Does either monitor have an On-Screen Display (OSD) that's accessed by pressing a button(s) on the display?

Have you opened that OSD and made sure it's set to accept a DP signal? The monitor may default to a different input signal and won't see a DP signal until you change the OSD settings.

Ron

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RE: XPS 8900 Desktop - Display Port Connection

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Nvidia 750Ti video out ports = DVI-D/DVI-I/Mini-HDMI
AOC G2460PF video in ports = DVI-D/HDMI/DP/VGA
Viewsonic VP2468 video in ports = HDMI/HDMI/DP/mDP

A video card HDMI or mHDMI cannot upconvert to a monitor DP or mDP without purchasing an active converter.

Possible configurations =

Nvidia 750Ti mHDMI out port --> mHDMI to HDMI cable --> AOC G2460PF HDMI in port
Nvidia 750Ti DVI-D out --> DVI to HDMI cable --> AOC G2460PF HDMI in port
Nvidia 750Ti DVI-D out port --> DVI to DVI cable --> AOC G2460PF DVI in port

Nvidia 750Ti mHDMI out port --> mHDMI to HDMI cable --> Viewsonic VP2468 HDMI in port
Nvidia 750Ti DVI-D out --> DVI to HDMI cable --> Viewsonic VP2468 HDMI in port

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mbakrania
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RE: XPS 8900 Desktop - Display Port Connection

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yes both have OSD I have toggled with the DP signal 1.1 & 1.2 - Still no signal.

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mbakrania
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RE: XPS 8900 Desktop - Display Port Connection

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when you mention an 'active converter' what are my options?

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RE: XPS 8900 Desktop - Display Port Connection

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Correct. You get no signal when connecting to monitor DP or mDP because HDMI/mHDMI cannot upconvert to monitor DP or mDP via a straight cable and adapter like you are using.

See here.

Or just get a better video card with DP out ports =
GeForce GTX 960/970/980 (DVI-I/Three DP 1.2/HDMI)

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mbakrania
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RE: XPS 8900 Desktop - Display Port Connection

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Thank you for your help. I appreciate your time.

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