Question 2nd Monitor Won't Display Signal (Details below)

AMGTony

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Hello!

I recently got an old monitor from a friend, a Dell E2311H, I'm using it through a DVI to Display Port cable into the GPU (Palit RTX2060 Super JS), but it doesn't get detected. I've checked windows, Nvidia Control Panel, and nothing, no sign what so ever. The weird thing is, when I restart my pc, while having my older monitor unplugged (Samsung, which uses an HDMI) the Dell monitor works, but only on boot. So basically, on restart I see the BIOS and I can access it and fiddle around with stuff, but as soon as I see the Windows logo popup, the monitor goes into power save mode and I can't see anything on it. Additionally, if I plug my old monitor back in, I can see the Windows startup screen with the password.

Any ideas as to how to fix this? So far I'm thinking it's either the cable or monitor itself, but the fact I can use it in BIOS is what makes it odd.
 

Lutfij

Titan
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Mind sharing a link to the cable you're working with? You should see if your issue is resolved when working with an active adapter, if the adapter/cable you own is not an active adapter.

Might want to also state the rest of your specs like so:
CPU:
Motherboard:
Ram:
SSD/HDD:
GPU:
PSU:
Chassis:
OS:

If your motherboard has display output ports, and your processor has an iGPU, why not use the secondary monitor off of that?
 

AMGTony

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Mind sharing a link to the cable you're working with? You should see if your issue is resolved when working with an active adapter, if the adapter/cable you own is not an active adapter.
I will say that it is the least legitimate adapter, I got it online through FB Marketplace so that doesn't really bode well. Here's the cable though

https://ibb.co/5RbcHwH
https://ibb.co/6YNLMgg
https://ibb.co/0msRxhz

EDIT:

Ryzen 7 3700x
TUF B450M-PRO GAMING
DDR4 8X2
SSD860 Evo M.2 500GB / ST1000DM003-1CH162
Palit RTX2060 Super JS
PSU is like, a platinum/gold 500w may be
Windows 10 Home
 
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