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Cant get my Dell UltraSharp U2412M To work with my laptop

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September 3, 2012 6:36:56 PM

Hello Tom's Hardware!
I tried to ask Nvidia sub-category, but got no answer, so ill try here :) 

I bought a new laptop: acer aspire 5755g.
But i've run into a problem when trying to connect it to my Dell Ultrasharp U2412M 24'.

The laptop got Nvidia card, and Intel Hd intergrated graphics.
I can't however connect the monitor to the laptop through displayport to the HDMI-input on the computer.

I have tried to install the latest driver for nvidia, but i still can't get it to work..

I am getting desperate, can anyone please help me?

Thank you.

Sincerly, Hugo
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September 3, 2012 6:47:03 PM

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Hello Tom's Hardware!
I tried to ask Nvidia sub-category, but got no answer, so ill try here :) 

I bought a new laptop: acer aspire 5755g.
But i've run into a problem when trying to connect it to my Dell Ultrasharp U2412M 24'.

The laptop got Nvidia card, and Intel Hd intergrated graphics.
I can't however connect the monitor to the laptop through displayport to the HDMI-input on the computer.

I have tried to install the latest driver for nvidia, but i still can't get it to work..

I am getting desperate, can anyone please help me?

Thank you.

Sincerly, Hugo


HDMI does not provide enough bandwidth to drive 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 resolution displays. This requires either a full display port connection or a dual-link DVI connection.

The display should run at 1080p if you use an HDMI to HDMI connection. There is a DisplayPort to HDMI specification but no HDMI to DisplayPort specification. Thus your cable will only work in the other direction
Anonymous
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September 3, 2012 7:22:39 PM

Pinhedd said:
HDMI does not provide enough bandwidth to drive 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 resolution displays. This requires either a full display port connection or a dual-link DVI connection.

The display should run at 1080p if you use an HDMI to HDMI connection. There is a DisplayPort to HDMI specification but no HDMI to DisplayPort specification. Thus your cable will only work in the other direction


Hello and thank you for the answer :) 

The displayport is on the monitor, and the Hdmi on the laptop.
Currently my laptop only got 2 monitorports: VGA and HDMI.

What do you recommend to get the most oout of the monitor?

Thank you
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September 3, 2012 7:26:35 PM

Quote:
Hello and thank you for the answer :) 

The displayport is on the monitor, and the Hdmi on the laptop.
Currently my laptop only got 2 monitorports: VGA and HDMI.

What do you recommend to get the most oout of the monitor?

Thank you


The only way you will be able to use that display at all is with the VGA cable. The disply lacks HDMI input. The VGA will not work at the full resolution and the colour will look like crap compared to what you would see with a Dual-Link DVI connector or DisplayPort connector.

To use the display at its full capacity you will need to use a different laptop.
Anonymous
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September 3, 2012 7:35:56 PM

:/ 
well that sucks...
will an external graphics card or a hdmi-to-dvi-adapter improve it?

Thank you again
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September 3, 2012 7:41:56 PM

Quote:
:/
well that sucks...
will an external graphics card or a hdmi-to-dvi-adapter improve it?

Thank you again


HDMI to DVI will work, but that will only result in a single-link DVI which can only support a resolution up to 1920x1080 which is not the display's native resolution. VGA can go higher than that but will have a lower picture quality when doing so.

An external graphics card is very hard to hook up (it is dependent on the laptop), slow, and expensive.
Anonymous
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September 3, 2012 7:59:00 PM

Pinhedd said:
HDMI to DVI will work, but that will only result in a single-link DVI which can only support a resolution up to 1920x1080 which is not the display's native resolution. VGA can go higher than that but will have a lower picture quality when doing so.

An external graphics card is very hard to hook up (it is dependent on the laptop), slow, and expensive.



Ah, i see...
Was a dumb buy then, should have checked this before.
Salesman lied to me then, and i cant return it since it was on sale.
Guess ill just have to buy a new comp :D 

Thanks you for all the help, much appreciated
a c 115 U Graphics card
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September 3, 2012 8:01:19 PM

Quote:
Ah, i see...
Was a dumb buy then, should have checked this before.
Salesman lied to me then, and i cant return it since it was on sale.
Guess ill just have to buy a new comp :D 

Thanks you for all the help, much appreciated


It's a great monitor. I myself am using an Ultrasharp u3011 and wouldn't trade it for anything... except maybe a u3013 if one comes around.

If you got it on sale, you got a good deal.
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