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  1. Don Geronimo's Avatar
    My monitor only has DVI ports. Truth be told, I know nothing about how the DisplayPort works, so I got this cable for free and tried it. It didn't work. Not too much drama over a free item, but I am wondering:

    • Have people gotten the DisplayPort to work with DVI, or is it not working through DisplayPort yet?
    • If so, what cables do you use?

    I'm hoping to try to return these cables and get something that works. Any reporting of it working, and recommendations for cables, is appreciated.

    Edit: I went back to my local computer store and picked up an HDMI to DVI cable instead after reading this FAQ on the Microsoft site. I plugged it into my monitor via DVI and it's working fine and dandy, now.
    Last edited by Don Geronimo; 11-29-2015 at 12:01 PM.
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    11-28-2015 06:50 PM
  2. Robin Tick's Avatar
    I had no luck getting a 1920x1200 DVI monitor to work using a passive DVI to DisplayPort cable, the screen was getting a signal but no image, just black.
    Not sure if it's the resolution or the cable that is the issue.
    A different monitor that's native 1920x1080 did work while connectiong through it's native HDMI cable, the screen was jittery though.
    12-06-2015 11:27 AM
  3. Don Geronimo's Avatar
    Using an HDMI to DVI cable worked great for me. I believe the FAQ implied that a DisplayPort to DVI needs to be active and not passive.
    12-07-2015 10:22 PM

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