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User Info: Papi_of_Corn

Papi_of_Corn
8 months ago#1
I bought an AlienWare Aurora on Black Friday and a Occulus Rift.

Now, I have been using the HDMI port to use the monitor, but while trying to set up the OculusRift I need an HDMI port, but this "VR Ready" computer only has 1 HDMI ouput,

How would I go forward in doing this? I bought a Speaker built in Monitor as to not have to connect some speakers, so going to to a VGA cable is a no-no, not to mention it kinda kills the point of buying a good monitor.

Help?
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
8 months ago#2
Does your monitor have a Display Port?
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User Info: Papi_of_Corn

Papi_of_Corn
8 months ago#3
captsplatter_1 posted...
Does your monitor have a Display Port?


It has an empty port that reads "DP IN"

Looks to be the size of HDMI

edit - nvm, doesn't fit an HDMI cable : /
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
8 months ago#4
Papi_of_Corn posted...
captsplatter_1 posted...
Does your monitor have a Display Port?


It has an empty port that reads "DP IN"

Looks to be the size of HDMI

That's the one, get a DP cable and use that for your display, then you got a free spot for your Occulas rift.
PSN: captsplatter & Gamertag: OGcaptsplatter &
Switch FC: SW-3078-9578-8685 & Steam ID URL: http://steamcommunity.com/id/captsplatter NO BLANK REQ.

User Info: Papi_of_Corn

Papi_of_Corn
8 months ago#5
PS - I am VERY stupid with computers lol.

Soo, please treat me as such, I am getting DP IN is another way to connect to the screen without using the HDMI port, guess I need a new cable?
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
8 months ago#6
Papi_of_Corn posted...
PS - I am VERY stupid with computers lol.

Soo, please treat me as such, I am getting DP IN is another way to connect to the screen without using the HDMI port, guess I need a new cable?

Yup, just get a new cable and you are good to go. Should be good then with using the VR set then.
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User Info: Papi_of_Corn

Papi_of_Corn
8 months ago#7
captsplatter_1 posted...
Papi_of_Corn posted...
captsplatter_1 posted...
Does your monitor have a Display Port?


It has an empty port that reads "DP IN"

Looks to be the size of HDMI

That's the one, get a DP cable and use that for your display, then you got a free spot for your Occulas rift.


Thank you bro, just buy a DP cable at bestbuy or whatever right? Faster than waiting online. I assume my computer will have an exclusive port for this cable, right?
Corn and porn rhyme, guess what I'm doing/eating right now?

User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
8 months ago#8
Papi_of_Corn posted...
captsplatter_1 posted...
Papi_of_Corn posted...
captsplatter_1 posted...
Does your monitor have a Display Port?


It has an empty port that reads "DP IN"

Looks to be the size of HDMI

That's the one, get a DP cable and use that for your display, then you got a free spot for your Occulas rift.


Thank you bro, just buy a DP cable at bestbuy or whatever right? Faster than waiting online. I assume my computer will have an exclusive port for this cable, right?

Ya just like any HDMI cable, you can find them really anywhere that sells cables I imagine. Ok I looked up your computer and yes it has the port, Display Port is suppose to become the new standard that replaces HDMI eventually. My GPU has like 4 of those, one HDMI and a VGA port. Although you would be connecting the cable to the gpu anyways and yes the gpu will have it.
PSN: captsplatter & Gamertag: OGcaptsplatter &
Switch FC: SW-3078-9578-8685 & Steam ID URL: http://steamcommunity.com/id/captsplatter NO BLANK REQ.

User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
8 months ago#9
I was noob with computers too, asked a lot of noob questions when I built my computer. Came out great though. I got the hang of things now so I'm able to help a fellow noob now. Never seen a display port before till I built my computer. They look like an HDMI port don't they?
PSN: captsplatter & Gamertag: OGcaptsplatter &
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User Info: Papi_of_Corn

Papi_of_Corn
8 months ago#10
captsplatter_1 posted...
Papi_of_Corn posted...
captsplatter_1 posted...
Papi_of_Corn posted...
captsplatter_1 posted...
Does your monitor have a Display Port?


It has an empty port that reads "DP IN"

Looks to be the size of HDMI

That's the one, get a DP cable and use that for your display, then you got a free spot for your Occulas rift.


Thank you bro, just buy a DP cable at bestbuy or whatever right? Faster than waiting online. I assume my computer will have an exclusive port for this cable, right?

Ya just like any HDMI cable, you can find them really anywhere that sells cables I imagine. Ok I looked up your computer and yes it has the port, Display Port is suppose to become the new standard that replaces HDMI eventually. My GPU has like 4 of those, one HDMI and a VGA port. Although you would be connecting the cable to the gpu anyways and yes the gpu will have it.


Thank you bro. Really appreciate the help.

I am guessing the DP ports are the ones in the graphics card, next to the HDMI one, right?
Corn and porn rhyme, guess what I'm doing/eating right now?
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