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How to select a third party monitor cable?

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How to choose a DisplayPort cable is explained in the pinned thread: 

 

 

3 hours ago, SupaKomputa said:

Not work? maybe, Damage? no.

 

2 hours ago, HanZie82 said:

Who told you that?
My guess is someone that has ties with the manufacterer, as that is grade A bullcrap. A lie!

 

Yes there are bad cables, but buy from reputable brand and you are ok.

(Ive used super cheap cables from aliexpress and they worked perfectly so...)

There was a time when, among cheap manufacturers that didn't bother submitting their products for certification, there was a widespread flaw of wiring the cables incorrectly in a way that caused a direct short between the 3.3 V power supply of the monitor and graphics card which could damage one or both of them. I have one of these cables, actually. This was a few years ago and I think all manufacturers have caught on now. But is was a very real issue.

I just recently found that my LG DisplayPort cable is a bit too short for my need so I a have been looking for a third party option. I did hear that using a third party cable may not work or can even damage your monitor so I am a little scare. Is there anyway to look for a reliable cable for my need? a manufature certified cable or something like that?

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i usually just get one with good reviews. not much to fuck up with a displayport cable imo

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No? Just get whatever cable you need and that the cable you get supports the resolutions and refresh rates you need (this is by looking at what display-port version it is made for). Keep in mind dp port caps at 1.8m usually.

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Not work? maybe, Damage? no.

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18 minutes ago, jaslion said:

Keep in mind dp port caps at 1.8m usually.

FWIW, I have a 15' (4.57m) DP cable that I use daily that works fine. YMMV.

 

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The DisplayPort standard does not specify any maximum length for cables, though the DisplayPort 1.2 standard does set a minimum requirement that all cables up to 2 meters in length must support HBR2 speeds (21.6 Gbit/s), and all cables of any length must support RBR speeds (6.48 Gbit/s). Cables longer than 2 meters may or may not support HBR/HBR2 speeds, and cables of any length may or may not support HBR3 speeds.

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26 minutes ago, e22big said:

I did hear that using a third party cable may not work or can even damage your monitor so I am a little scare.

Who told you that?
My guess is someone that has ties with the manufacterer, as that is grade A bullcrap. A lie!

 

Yes there are bad cables, but buy from reputable brand and you are ok.

(Ive used super cheap cables from aliexpress and they worked perfectly so...)

When i ask for more specs, don't expect me to know the answer!
I'm just helping YOU to help YOURSELF!
(The more info you give the easier it is for others to help you out!)

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27 minutes ago, AbydosOne said:

FWIW, I have a 15' (4.57m) DP cable that I use daily that works fine. YMMV.

 

(from Wikipedia)

Fair enough. I was aware of the longer cables but those had some limits on them due to length but seems plenty good enough. My info was dated it seems my bad.

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How to choose a DisplayPort cable is explained in the pinned thread: 

 

 

3 hours ago, SupaKomputa said:

Not work? maybe, Damage? no.

 

2 hours ago, HanZie82 said:

Who told you that?
My guess is someone that has ties with the manufacterer, as that is grade A bullcrap. A lie!

 

Yes there are bad cables, but buy from reputable brand and you are ok.

(Ive used super cheap cables from aliexpress and they worked perfectly so...)

There was a time when, among cheap manufacturers that didn't bother submitting their products for certification, there was a widespread flaw of wiring the cables incorrectly in a way that caused a direct short between the 3.3 V power supply of the monitor and graphics card which could damage one or both of them. I have one of these cables, actually. This was a few years ago and I think all manufacturers have caught on now. But is was a very real issue.

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