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Hey guys. I need some help. Here's a quick summary:

I built a nice little PC. It doesn't have a dedicated GPU. I'm running from onboard to my monitor.

I had to buy a new cable to support my full resolution. So I did (running via displayport), and it worked flawlessly for a few hours.

But now, I'm having issues. I narrowed it down to what I believe is the motherboard's Displayport output connector. I basically have to have the connector on the back of my computer tilted/angled in a very, very specific spot otherwise I will have any of the following issues:

1. No display at all
2. Display coming in, and screen going black, every few seconds
3. "Snow" in the screen/non-clear image.

I know it's not my monitor, as I've used a different cable to a different device and the connection was perfectly fine. Also, after moving the connection around on the back of my current computer, I can very easily bring picture in by pushing the cable towards one side, or losing picture by moving it to the other.

So, I'm assuming this is a motherboard issue? What should I do, RMA the board (Brand new build, board is about a month old)?
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what motherboard? what processor? (update your rig signature would help)


temp fix: change color depth from 32 bit to 16bit. (Screen resolution> Adavanced Settings>Monitor Settings>Colors


you seem to have similar issues i've had/been having.
i got a 3770k with an igpu motherboard thinking i wouldn't need to use 2 pcie gpus. that since my motherboard could support 1600p i'd hook up the 30 to the igpu.
came to find out in the real world it doesn't work that way. things look good on paper but reality is quite different.

according to my research on this video displayport problem, sandy motherboards bios need updating. "according to intel" if you run on one memory stick the problem wouldn't exist and that it's a motherboard bios problem. 1600p displaying through onboard DVI doesn't have this issue but problem is it won't show full resolution of 2560x1600 which my motherboard claims it should handle mad.gif.

i wasn't ready to give up any of my memory slots so i played around with the color depth and that worked temporarily. at full color depth it just wouldn't at all with the 2560x1600 monitor. at 16 bit it'd would work about 95% of the time. 95% of the time isn't good enough for me so i just hooked up the smaller monitors to the igpu which they work fine and had the big guy hooked up to the 6970.

looking at your rig i see haswell has these same problems. it's a shame that haswell still has these problems considering it's graphics "on paper" is considerably better than sandy's. i'm not surprised by intel's laziness anymore. instead of going to complain in intel or gigabyte forums i just try to fix my own solutions or work arounds. i figure with haswell out they won't support sandy anymore so why bother lol. maybe you'd have better luck in trying to find a permanent fix for your problem being that you have the latest hardware.

looks to me like this is a chipset issue. i'd hope intel fixes this issue. but there's hardly anyone who users 1600p with the igpu for them to know or care about the problem. i just went ahead and got 2 other newer gpus to replace my 6970.
i didn't want to get into crossfire but i'm forced to.

edit: i thought maybe it was because i had dp 1.0 or 1.1 cable and got 1.2 cable but that didn't change anything. i've had problem with longer dp cables before. this longer dp 1.2 cable doesn't have any problems with the 6970 older generation displayports.
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That's interesting. So, is there a definite fix other than a dedicated GPU?

I am using an ASRock Z87E-ITX board with an Intel i5 4670s processor.

When I can get the cable into position, it displays fine. Full 1440p at 60Hz. But it just doesn't always want to work. I think I'm going to try and RMA both the board AND the cable, and hope for the best...
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Rmaing the board won't do anything. There're hundreds of ppl with the same ppl. Intel forum "tells you to ask motherboard manufacturer to ""update bios""".
    
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Rmaing the board won't do anything. There're hundreds of ppl with the same ppl. Intel forum "tells you to ask motherboard manufacturer to ""update bios""".
That's terrible..

I'm going to take my sound card out of my system, and try to find a cheap GPU that can display at my wanted resolution.
I'll use an external soundcard I guess...
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Until intel updates chipset you're gonna have to use a pci/pice found to handle 1600p.

had I known of this onboard igpu bug I wouldn't have bothered with an onboard gpu motherboard..

edit: damn phone autocorrect lol
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Until intel updates chipset you're gonna have to use a pci/pice found to handle 1600p.

had I known of this onboard igpu bug I wouldn't have bothered with an onboard gpu motherboard..
Me either.

I'm not trying to game or anything like that in 1440p, I just want to use my full resolution and edit/work on photos. Occasionally watch a full 1080p video in fullscreen on YouTube. Any idea what GPU to get? I'm thinking a 6650 might be able to handle it.
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Me neither.

I'm not trying to game or anything like that in 1440p, I just want to use my full resolution and edit/work on photos. Occasionally watch a full 1080p video in fullscreen on YouTube. Any idea what GPU to get? I'm thinking a 6650 might be able to handle it.
i think any gpu will work so just go for the cheapest dx11.1 dx11.2 gpu.

i would go with a hd7730 or equivalent on the nvidia side.
    
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i think any gpu will work so just go for the cheapest dx11.1 dx11.2 gpu.

i would go with a hd7730 or equivalent on the nvidia side.
I found and order an HD7750 as it will fit my case. (One slot, less than 180mm/6.7 inches.)
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