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Lenovo y520 USB C to Display port

2021-01-13, 20:20 PM

HI, I have problem with using external monitor that is 2k with 144hz which I intend to display ( or at least close to it). Monitor
I have tried using HDMI, but on my laptop there is only 1.4 HDMI which doesnt support over 60 Hz any higher resolutions. 

 

Legion Y520-15IKBN Laptop (Lenovo) - Type 80WK004FCK

 

The other thing I tried was to order USB C to Display port cable (both male strangely, see the link ) and my laptop doesn't recognize the monitor via this connection. I found out there is USB C to Display port cable from Lenovo as accessory, however display port is female and not male, hence I can't plug it in the monitor. 

 

What are the options that could work for me ? 
And why doesn't such cable work, when my monitor supports it?  

 

Thank you for help :) 

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Re:Lenovo y520 USB C to Display port

2021-01-13, 20:36 PM

Welcome to the Community

 

You'll probably need a USB-C to HDMI adapter. Have a look at this thread where other users found an adapter that allows for a higher frame rate.

 

Hope that helps

 

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Re:Lenovo y520 USB C to Display port

2021-01-14, 22:19 PM

I have read this before but I couldn't land on decision with this info unfortunately.

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Re:Lenovo y520 USB C to Display port

2021-01-15, 20:41 PM
I think I know what options I am left with. Either to have: - USB C (male to female) adapter, that would be connected with DP 1.2 ( Since same cable male to male just doesnt work) - Or USB C To HDMI 2.0, but probably also through adapter. I am afriad male to male wont work here either. Which one would you advise me for 2k monitor 144Hz? Does it has to be USB 3.1 adapter or 3.0 is enough? And lastly, would any of these cablee work directly without using adapter?
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