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Windows 7: Radeon HD to Dell Monitor

15 Jun 2012   #1
mediarays

Windows 7
 
 
Radeon HD to Dell Monitor

Hi,
I have Dell U2311h monitor which has 1xDVI 1xVGA and 1 Display port.
I used one DVI for PS3.I purchased Sapphire HD 6850 graphic card which has display port output.
I thought of connecting the video card to the display port of the monitor so i get one displayport adapter but it does not work.
My question is if i purchase a Displayport male to displayport male cable will it work out of the box or i need any other adapter.
Please let me know.
Also how will be the quality when using HDMI to VGA will there be any loss or distortion ?
Thank you


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15 Jun 2012   #2
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Hi there, Welcome to the forums

So you're trying to connect a Standard Display Port cable into a monitor and a 6850? I see no issue in that.

For the HDMI and VGA cables it wont work without a converter as VGA is an analogue signal and HDMI is a digital signal. A standard converter cable wont do the job. DVI > VGA and DVI > HDMI works as it supports both signal types.

Even if you purchased the correct converter there is bound to be a loss in quality. In short hand no it isn't advisable to go from HDMI to VGA.

(You can purchase converters for display ports.)
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15 Jun 2012   #3
mediarays

Windows 7
 
 

So i go for a standard DP Male to DP male cable and if this is the case its much cheaper also.
Thanks for the reply
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16 Jun 2012   #4
mediarays

Windows 7
 
 

Hi,
Can i use this cable please reply Belkin DisplayPort Cable - 3.0m 0722868663950 | eBay
Thanks
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16 Jun 2012   #5
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

That should be ok. Before you buy it consider an adapter to VGA/DVI/HDMI as they appear cheaper.
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16 Jun 2012   #6
mediarays

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prof Kerfuffle View Post
That should be ok. Before you buy it consider an adapter to VGA/DVI/HDMI as they appear cheaper.
No actually all the other connections (VGA,DVI) are already connected to other devices, i got only displayport left.So only i picked this.
Thanks
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16 Jun 2012   #7
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mediarays View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prof Kerfuffle View Post
That should be ok. Before you buy it consider an adapter to VGA/DVI/HDMI as they appear cheaper.
No actually all the other connections (VGA,DVI) are already connected to other devices, i got only displayport left.So only i picked this.
Thanks
You can buy adapters that double up VGA but its your choice
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16 Jun 2012   #8
mediarays

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prof Kerfuffle View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mediarays View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prof Kerfuffle View Post
That should be ok. Before you buy it consider an adapter to VGA/DVI/HDMI as they appear cheaper.
No actually all the other connections (VGA,DVI) are already connected to other devices, i got only displayport left.So only i picked this.
Thanks
You can buy adapters that double up VGA but its your choice
What you mean by this ? excuse me for noobish
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16 Jun 2012   #9
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Something along the line of this TWIN DOUBLE DUAL VGA CABLE SPLITTER TO TWO TV VIEWS UK | eBay

There will be a small quality loss due to it being analogue but it could save you a lot of cash.

Honestly it is up to you, I recommend sticking to a digital connection like DVI Dell X2026 DVI-I (M) to DVI-D (F) & VGA (F) Y Splitter Cable 0X2026 | eBay

Again this is brainstorming. I am just trying to help you claw back some of that cash, the other belkin cable will do fine but awfully expensive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jun 2012   #10
mediarays

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prof Kerfuffle View Post
Something along the line of this TWIN DOUBLE DUAL VGA CABLE SPLITTER TO TWO TV VIEWS UK | eBay

There will be a small quality loss due to it being analogue but it could save you a lot of cash.

Honestly it is up to you, I recommend sticking to a digital connection like DVI Dell X2026 DVI-I (M) to DVI-D (F) & VGA (F) Y Splitter Cable 0X2026 | eBay

Again this is brainstorming. I am just trying to help you claw back some of that cash, the other belkin cable will do fine but awfully expensive.
If you see that same cable which an unknown brand costs $6 and this belkin costs $55 i dont know what is the difference.But i will try your other options.Thanks a lot
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