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Thunderbolt to display port monitor. GTX 765m


aroton

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#1
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,
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

Saltgrass

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#2
Do you know for sure the video is ported through the Thunderbolt connector?

Any chance we could get your computer model number?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Grown
    CPU
    i7 3770K
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77 -v Pro, Z87-Expert
    Memory
    16 G
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX 680 Classified (2)
    Hard Drives
    Kingston SSD 240 GB

Saltgrass

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#4
Well, the owner's manual says it is supposed to port the video through the Thunderbolt port. It seems to use Fn+F8 to turn on the secondary monitor or pick between them.

The bios has a couple of options that might be involved and those would be Graphics Configurations and Intel Thunderbolt on the Advanced Options page.

Since I do not have such a setup (yet) I have to think the cable you are using is compatible.

I suppose the only other thing would be to make sure the monitor is looking for the Display Port input. Some monitors are set up to scan for inputs (which I don't like) where others might need to be set for one input in particular.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Grown
    CPU
    i7 3770K
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77 -v Pro, Z87-Expert
    Memory
    16 G
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX 680 Classified (2)
    Hard Drives
    Kingston SSD 240 GB

Saltgrass

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#5
I just set up my new board, which has Thunderbolt. I enabled the Intel Thunderbolt in the bios and loaded a Thunderbolt driver.

I rebooted with a mini-display to Display Port cable and the monitor recognized it immediately.

Since you have not responded, perhaps you have your situation resolved....
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Grown
    CPU
    i7 3770K
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77 -v Pro, Z87-Expert
    Memory
    16 G
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX 680 Classified (2)
    Hard Drives
    Kingston SSD 240 GB