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Alright all, I've googled and searched with no luck for solutions to this issue. I recently got an Oculus Rift that needs to an HDMI port. I have an LG 34" 2560x1080p 21:9 Ultrawide monitor with 2xHDMI ports. I need them both connected simultaneously, but my GTX980 only has 1x HDMI port (plus DVI and 2xDP ports).

Things I've tried: DP->HDMI Cable. I can't get 2560x1080 resolution. Oh well. Then I tried a DVI->HDMI Cable. This seems to work fine during POST, BIOS screens, and then up until I get the Windows Logo with the loading circle below it. Immediately after that screen, it goes black. I can still remote in using RDP and Teamviewer and play Oculus games on it. It's "fully functional" except I can't see anything on the monitor. Even changing/reducing resolutions doesn't do anything. Windows recognizes the DVI display connection.
 
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You would probably need a Display Port to HDMI “Active” adapter. The passive cables typically max out at 1080p. The active adapters, if the correct one is purchased, can go up to 4k 60Hz as long as the HDMI cable that is used with the adapter is a high speed one.

EDit. https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042806&p_id=24270&seq=1&format=2
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What model is the monitor? No DVI or display port on it?
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I would be surprised that the monitor doesnt have a native DP port on it. If it does you may be best off just running DP to the monitor and HDMI to the VR headset.
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You have configured the monitors in the control panel and windows options right? I'm currently on a 970, using a 1440p monitor w/5m HDMI and 1080p TV w/DVI->HDMI adapter.
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What model is the monitor? No DVI or display port on it?
I can't remember the model of the monitor, but it's an LG with just two HDMI inputs. Using a native DP cable or DVI cable would be the easiest but not really an option.

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I would be surprised that the monitor doesnt have a native DP port on it. If it does you may be best off just running DP to the monitor and HDMI to the VR headset.
That'd be easiest but it's just two HDMI ports for inputs.

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You have configured the monitors in the control panel and windows options right? I'm currently on a 970, using a 1440p monitor w/5m HDMI and 1080p TV w/DVI->HDMI adapter.
Yeah, I've tried that repeatedly. Every resolution I can think of. My dp->HDMI cable runs 1920x1200 max but won't let it get to full resolution and it looks gross and stretched (as would be expected).

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I can't remember the model of the monitor, but it's an LG with just two HDMI inputs. Using a native DP cable or DVI cable would be the easiest but not really an option.

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just get a dvi-d -> hdmi cable, $10 tops.
I'm running 1080p @ 144hz on one of those cables, so should be able to do 2560x1080 @60hz
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Alright, my post went pretty much ignored. You need an Active DP to HDMI adapter. The passive Display Port to HDMI cables max out at 1080p. If they do support resolutions above that, then the refresh rate gets limited to 30 Hz or 24 Hz. You’re not going to have any better luck with a DVI to HDMI cable either. You can’t say because it works for you at 1080p 144hz that it will also work at 2560x1080... that’s not how these cables work. The OP has already tried DVI to HDMI... didn’t work.

You need an “Active” Display Port to HDMI adapter for 2560x1080 60Hz+. Just like the one I linked above. I know this because I own every cable being discussed here and personally tested them all because this type of information is sparse on the internet. So I bought all the cables and tested them.
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