Question Do I need a passive or an active adapter to run two monitors?

May 24, 2019
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Do I need a passive or active adapter for the second monitor?
I just bought a second monitor Acer H6 (H236HL) a 1080p monitor @ 60 hz. My current GPU is Gigabyte HD 7950 and it has a DVI, HDMI, and two mini Display Ports. For some reason the HDMI port does not work even on a single monitor (I have checked the HDMI cable with another device to ensure it's working) and I am now considering buying a mini DP to HDMI adapter to see if the mini DP ports work. More specifically, I am considering buying this one: https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16812423002?Description=mini displayport to hdmi&cm_re=mini_displayport_to_hdmi-_-12-423-002-_-Product



It's a passive 1080p @60 hz adapter for 5 bucks. My question is do I need an active adapter for the second display or will a passive one work just fine?
 

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