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#1 Ranger SVO

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 06:54 PM

I have an older Dell Vostro 420 with a Dell/ AMD Radeon HD6450 video card. The video card has two outputs, a DVI-I port and a Display Port. 

 

Recently I replaced the original 19-inch monitor with a new 24-inch. The new monitor has a HDMI input. 

 

Can I use a simple Display Port to HDMI cable or is some kind of adapter necessary?



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 07:34 PM

You can get a DVI to HDMI video cable.



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 11:49 PM

You can use a DisplayPort to HDMI cable if the DP output on the graphics card is Dual Mode capable (which I suspect it probably is).  DisplayPort in it's native mode is completely different to HDMI (and incompatible without active conversion). However Dual Mode capable ports can output a HDMI or DVI compatible signal.


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Posted 25 March 2017 - 08:50 AM

You can use a DisplayPort to HDMI cable if the DP output on the graphics card is Dual Mode capable (which I suspect it probably is).  DisplayPort in it's native mode is completely different to HDMI (and incompatible without active conversion). However Dual Mode capable ports can output a HDMI or DVI compatible signal.

Thank you for your response, Is there a way to tell if it is dual mode capable? 

 

When I got the Dell/ AMD Radeon HD6450 it did come with a Display Port to DVI-D adapter. Anyway, I'll do a little research and see what I can find. Thanks



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Posted 25 March 2017 - 12:28 PM

If it came with a DP to DVI-D adapter, that strongly suggests it's a dual mode output capable.

 

In theory DP dual mode outputs should have a logo containing two + symbols next to it like this..

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