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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kronos, 31 May 2015.

  1. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    I have an OCUK GTX980 which has 1x Dual-Link DVI, 3x DisplayPort & 1x HDMI and my primary monitor a Dell U2711is connected via DVI so which should I use for the secondary a Dell U2410?
     
  2. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Doesn't matter in my experience - both HDMI and Displayport work with 1920x1200 screens.
     
  3. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    That was quick. Cheers George. Need to drag out the cable box and see what I have.
     
  4. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    OK on connecting the 24inch via HDMI on booting up my PC sees it as the primary monitor which I switched in the Screen Resolution but it is still numbered 1 and the 27inch is numbered 2 not a major issue but a niggle and I hate niggles.

    Can I number them correctly in some way?
     
  5. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    If you right-click on the desktop and select screen resolution I think you can swap them round in there :thumb:
     
  6. Kronos

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    They still retain the wrong numbers. My 27inch is listed as 2 and the 24 nch as 1.
     
  7. lava

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    As above, if you right click on the monitor that's set as 2 I'm pretty sure the option is "Make primary" and that'll swap them around
     
  8. Kronos

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    Nope it certainly makes the 27inch the primary but it is still listed as number 2. I am sure it is a GPU thing and which connection takes precedence. As I said it is a niggle nothing more.
     
  9. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Kronos, please would you do me a favour (it may also help you out with your niggle)? Please will you connect your Dell U2711 with the HDMI and see if you can still output at 2560x1440 resolution?
     
  10. Kronos

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    Simple one Pete. No. Screen Res is 1920 x 1080.

    Edit: Obviously with just the 27inch connected it is numbered 1, plug in the 24 inch and it becomes 1 and the 27inch 2.
     
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    It is, but it can't do that over HDMI.

    Glenn, I am in the same boat and I've just had to live with it. My rarely used TV on HDMI is number 1, my main 23" on DVI is 2 and my secondary monitor, also on DVI, is 3.
     
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    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    Max res over that HDMI will be 1920*1080. For higher you need dual link DVI or display port.
     
  15. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    As I said Chris just a niggle. I am sure I looked into this a while back but for the life of me cannot find the article. And it is all to do with the way the connections on the GPU are prioritised.
     
  16. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    That's a pity. HDMI 1.4, which I think your monitor should have (though internet searches say there's an internal 'limiter' in that particular monitor), is supposed to be able to support 4K @24FPS but I've not seen anyone actually get that.

    Thanks for checking!
     

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