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Dell u2412m displayport help

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Hey, 

 

I have an Asus G53-JW which has an HDMI and VGA output. 

My Dell u2412m has displayport. I purchased an HDMI to DP adapter but the Dell isn't picking up a signal. I tried changing gfx output options but that didn't work.

I was doing some reading on Tom's Hardware and I got the impression you can't do HDMI -> DP? 

 

So the setup now is HDMI -> DVI via adapter. It works fine but it's putting a lot of pressure on my HDMI port on the laptop. DP is a bit lighter, would make me feel better.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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What do you mean by "putting a lot of pressure on my HDMI"? AFAIK, they both use the same power.

 

Are you using onboard graphics? What adapter did you use?

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Mindovermaster ... it's the weight/bulk of the DVI cable plugged into the HDMI port via adapter. A DP cable, as it's lighter, would put less stress on the connector.

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Then tape the thing to the case, it won't harm your computer.

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Not sure how I'd do that:
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As skids said, get the cord type, not the little hard adapters.

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Or just get a little DP extension cable

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Or just get a little DP extension cable

This is probably your best bet, as then you can rest the end on your desk and it won't put as much pressure on your socket. You shouldn't be using your laptop as pictured as that is very damaging.

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This is probably your best bet, as then you can rest the end on your desk and it won't put as much pressure on your socket. You shouldn't be using your laptop as pictured as that is very damaging.

This, or just move the laptop so most the cord rests on the desk rather than hanging from the HDMI plug and bending it causing intolerable pain and suffering to its tender and fragile circuits.

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Kind of challenging, I have the u2412m to the left of the laptop. No space. I'll figure something out. 

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Try disabling DisplayPort 1.2 option in monitor's menu if it's there.

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I use an HDMI to DVI cable for this, exactly the same monitor even. Should help quite a bit and they're easy to find on eBay.

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I use an HDMI to DVI cable for this, exactly the same monitor even. Should help quite a bit and they're easy to find on eBay.

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This! Just looking at the picture of your laptop makes me want to cry  :cry:

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Ordered, should be in next week. 

 

I've had this setup for about a year now. Hopefully this laptop doesn't decide to blow up!  :pinch:

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