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February 8, 2014 11:15:39 PM

Going to try to make this as simple as possible.

Config:
One EVGA 780 GTX SC Video Card - has 2 DVI, 1 HDMI, and 1 DisplayPort ports on it.
3 1920x1080 Monitors.

Issue:
Previously, I had 2 GTX 590's in SLI, and 4 DVI Ports to work with. All 3 monitors worked fine. Since switching to the GTX 780, I only have 2 DVI Ports and 1 HDMI. When purchasing the card, I didn't think this would be an issue 'Simple, I'll just use the HDMI Port for one of my secondary monitors, and the 2 DVI Ports for my main monitor and another secondary'.

Turns out, whichever monitor I have connected via HDMI will not display anything. The GPU detects the display in NVIDIA Control Panel. When I checked the HDCP Status page, I noticed that the HDMI connected Monitor says 'This display does not support HDCP'. This is duplicated no matter which monitor I connect via HDMI. I thought that perhaps it was the HDMI cable I was using, so I picked up another one, and attempted using a spare I had laying around, all 3 with no luck.

Question:
Would purchasing a Male HDMI to Female DVI adapter resolve this? Configured: GPU to Adapter to DVI Cable to Monitor.

Would purchasing a DisplayPort cable resolve this? (I have no experience with DisplayPort at all.)

Could this be an issue with the HDMI port on my GPU? I don't believe it is related to the displays, although I'm unfamiliar with HDCP in the first place other than a general understanding of what it is. Never run into an issue with it before, personally.

I did not expect this issue, as I've used HDMI with a variety of devices, and hadn't even heard of HDCP until this came up and I started troubleshooting. I would love a cheap (Preferably free, if possible...) workaround for this. While I don't NEED a third display, it's quite useful for me, and is now a waste to just be sitting there.

Thanks to any responses. I appreciate it. If any additional information is needed, please ask and I'll do what I can.

EDIT: Well, I feel like a complete and utter fool, and apologize if I've wasted anyone's time that's read this. I guess I assumed the monitor would detect that there was no DVI connection, and switch to the HDMI source automatically. This was not the case. After messing around with the monitor to see if I missed anything - I changed the source, and viola... Been troubleshooting and building rigs for years now - and I'm absolutely amazed that this went overlooked for a few days now. So yeah. Case closed. Feel like a noob all over again. Sorry guys!

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February 8, 2014 11:23:10 PM

Turn your brain on, and try again.
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February 9, 2014 12:35:55 AM

HDCP doesn't have anything to do with it. Even with HDCP unsupported it will still output unprotected content
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