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aSiteMade4u
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M715SFF can I activate the two additional DisplayPort video ports?

Hi all,

I would like to add a third screen to my installation. I currently use the two DisplayPort ports on the pre-installed GEFORCE graphics card.

But I noticed there were two obfuscated ports directly on the motherboard.

Does any of you know if these ports can be activated, and if so how?

NB. Currently, there is no signal on either of these DisplayPort ports.
Thanks,

S.

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Re: M715SFF can I activate the two additional DisplayPort video ports?

Try the procedure linked to in the "Read First .. " pinned thread.  I have no idea if the AMD processor BIOS makes a difference, please let us know either way. 

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Re: M715SFF can I activate the two additional DisplayPort video ports?

Hi BiggAI, thank you for the prompt response.

I just checked the Video settings of the BIOS, and it is different from what the Read First procedure gives:

  1. There is no Select Active Video option
  2. instead, you may only choose UMA Frame Buffer size (between auto and several values in MB)
  3. the two other options are not active (Primary Video Controller; Surround view)

I have a RYZEN 5 processor installed on this machine.

Thanks for your help!

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Re: M715SFF can I activate the two additional DisplayPort video ports?

Sound like it is like most systems, where the internal graphics are disabled when a graphics card is installed.  How many monitors are you looking for? 

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Re: M715SFF can I activate the two additional DisplayPort video ports?

I already have two on the Geforce 730 video card that came pre-installed.

I could use one more for development purposes.

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Re: M715SFF can I activate the two additional DisplayPort video ports?

A USB 3.0 video adapter could be an option, providing what you're viewing is text based, no 3D.  I have used the 'Professional' versions  from Startech, and was happy with results, just be sure it can do the res. and frame rate you want. 

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Re: M715SFF can I activate the two additional DisplayPort video ports?

Thank you very much! I'll wait a little though in case anybody has another idea on how to unblock the processor-based graphics capabilities,
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Re: M715SFF can I activate the two additional DisplayPort video ports?

Sure thing!  I have not used an AMD processored ThinkCentre myself, so any help is appreciated. 

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Re: M715SFF can I activate the two additional DisplayPort video ports?

You should, it is an AWESOME machine...

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