02-05-2017 10:10 AM
I got today Lenovo S510 model: 10KW005NAX
I want to get a cable or adapter to connect Displayport to HDMI 1080p LCD I have from before
There seem to be passive and active converters, what I understood from online is that if I have DP++ PC I can get a passive converter or else I need an active converter.
I don't know if cables can be active and passive too?
For example: Amazon link
So the description says source can be DP or DP++, so it has a chip inside it? so it's active?
So... can anyone tell me what is my displayport type (Lenovo S510) ? and maybe shed some light on what I need to get clear picture to HDMI in?
Appreciate your help
02-06-2017 03:25 AM
Thanks for posting and welcome to the forum!
If you're device supports (dual-mode) DP++ then you can use a passive adapter as it can do the conversions itself, if it's DP then you need an active adapter with the additional chip. I'm not sure that just because the cable supports both DP and DP++, it necessarily means it has the chip (I'd expect it to be a little more expensive), have you checked out the hardware manual for your device? Hopefully that'll provide you the information needed.
Hope this helps and let us know how you get on.
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02-06-2017 04:35 AM
I read the manual (that did not came with the purchase), there is no details about the displayport, no type or version or model or anything that can help and technology is too complicated for guessing game.
If the manual and the forum has no info, where should I look? Dell forum?
I already regret this purchase, I should have bought Dell Desktop that already has Hdmi and Displayport and saved myself a headache, two days and I can't start my PC...
10-19-2017 01:38 AM - edited 10-19-2017 03:12 AM
I have almost the same problem as original poster.
S510 Desktop has DisplayPort and VGA output.
I need to connect it to a DVI-D monitor. SingleLink is ok. I've searched and found the accessory adapter here:
There is also a compatibility list here:
S510 Desktop isn't listed, but I'm wondering if it will work with my PC?
It's hard to find any technical info about this on support site, even when serial number is provided.
My monitor is Samsung SyncMaster 2443BW. Native Resolution is 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz. I tried connecting through VGA, but the driver doesn't offer that resolution. I tried adding a custom resolution and it failed stating there's not enough bandwidth. I'm using latest Intel driver provided by Windows 10 64bit.
The DP-DVI adapter info page states 1920x1200 as maximum resolution, but doesn't say at what max refresh rate.
Edit: Added info about monitor.
10-25-2017 11:26 PM
I threw in the cash and got a generic DP-DVI converter cable:
DisplayPort adapter cable, DP - DVI (24+1) M/M, 2.0m, w/interlock, DP 1.1a compatible
It works flawlessly out of the box with my S510 and DVI monitor 1920x1200@60Hz and it's safe to assume that other generics will work too. YMMV though.