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can I use thunderbolt as mini display port?

Q: can I use thunderbolt as mini display port?

I just try to connect the thunderbolt (from my laptop) to a display port (my monitor) and nothing happen.
The cable I use is coming with my monitor, mini display port to display port.

I had google for this, some mac can use their thunderbolt as a mini display port, can win7 do the same thing? or I need to find a thunderbolt adapter? or I need to find an ext. graphic card to have the video output?

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A: can I use thunderbolt as mini display port?

Hi have you tried using the FN key with an F key to select it to the external monitor

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Bonjour,
 
J'ai acheté ce portable neuf par correspondance et j'aimerais savoir ce que j'ai comme port sur le côté droit de l'ordinateur. Je devais avoir un port Thunderbolt 3 mais il semble que ce soit un port mini-display. J'aimerais que l'on me précise la réaliser à l'aide de l'information suivante :
 
HP Spectre Pro x360 G2 Convertible PC

X5G74UT#ABA
HEWLETT-PACKARD INC. 136642
NOTEBOOK/TWO-IN-ONE/CORE I5 6300U/2.4GHZ/8GB-DDR-1600/256GB SSD M.2/13.3IN/W10P 1
REC701
 
Mon objectif était d'acheter une Docking station du type Thunderbolt 3. Est-ce que je le peux avec cet appareil ? Sinon, que me recommandez-vous comme docking qui contient le maximum de ports pour cet ordinateur ?
 
Merci
 
Henri Frappier

A:Port Thunderbolt 3 ou port mini-display

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Hey,

I am on a laptop with a gtx 765m. I am trying to connect a thunderbolt port to a display port monitor. My understanding is that thunderbolt is backwards compatible with display port. But, for the life of me I can not get it to work.

I am using a minidisplay port -> display port cord.

I have ended up hooking the monitor up with an hdmi cord for now. FYI the monitor is a 2560x1440 monitor if that matters.

Thanks,

A:Thunderbolt to display port monitor. GTX 765m

Do you know for sure the video is ported through the Thunderbolt connector?

Any chance we could get your computer model number?

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Basically, I have this eye-finity graphics card, and it has 5 mini display ports, I need to buy a Mini-display port to VGA, but I'm not sure which will work.

On Amazon they have Mini-display port converters for Mac, they all seem to be Mac related, would a mac one work on my Windows PC? since it is just a converter? If not, then where could i buy one for PC for cheap?

I appreciate you taking your time reading this.
 

A:Mini-Display port to VGA converter

A few to choose from here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...sNodeId=1&Description=mini+displayport&Page=2

It is a hardware adapter, so the operating system doesn't matter.
 

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miniDP to HDMI: does not work
miniDP to DVI: works
miniDP to VGA: works
 
Has anyone else seen this problem?
 
 
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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Dear Dell Community,

I have a Dell Monitor U2713HM Resolution 2560 X 1440.  And a XPS 13 9343.  Can anybody advise what the Max resolution for the Mini Display Port is ?  I seem to only be able to extract only 1920 X 1280. 

Thanks  
Les

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A:Precision 7720 mini display port disabled

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Hi,
 
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Moderator note: Post moved to T series forum.  Model added to subject.

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Hi,
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I did some digging and found out that none of the XPS notebooks with Thunderbolt 3 are evenable to achieve the full TB3 speeds, because they are only connected with two PCI Express lanes (x2.3).You can read more about this on the following links:Dell Subreddit PostChipset Digging on Forum

Thunderbolt 3 and the promised speeds were the MAIN REASON I even bought this notebook.I feel very cheated here.

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A:Display Port Link Failure, Active Display Port->DVI

It could be the hardware is starting to give out. Not all problems are software related. Going to be hard to nail down if you don't have another cable. Could be the cable or the port.

Any way to test with a straight cable, not the adapter cable?

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A:Thunderbolt Port

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A:P70, Thunderbolt port not working

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A:Yoga 920's thunderbolt 3 port

Just tried USB 3.1 card reader, port's usb function works well. 

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A:Thunderbolt 3 Port needed on my PC!

You can get a Thunderbolt PCIe card.

https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=thunderbolt+pcie+card
 

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Hello, I'll be getting the new Thinkpad P52 mobile workstation soon and wanted to know (as I couldn't find this anywhere and this model is really new) - will it support connection of external GPUs (egpu) through one of it's Thunderbolt 3 ports? If so, are there any significant performance or heating limitations relating to this sort of usage for example for high-end gaming or 3D modeling applications? (assuming I don't use the internal dedicated Quadro P2000 gpu for this), are there such limitations on the external GPU itself?  (type, compatability etc.) Thanks!

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Also, what ports does it have? If thunderbolt 3 port or USB 3.1 ports are not there, can I use some adapter which connects between USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 3/ USB 3.1 ports?

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Just got a P1 Gen2 and horrified to find a cable from inside the laptop hanging out of the thunderbolt port. I have attached a picture here, you can see the ribbon cable, looped from inside the laptop body.  How worried should I be here???

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Contact sales/support, return it immediately and demand a new laptop be sent to you.     The cable is probably damaged, and sending it in for repair is usually a long and very frustrating ordeal.       Best of luck, 

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