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OnSugarMountain
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Thunderbolt2 PCIe add-on-card

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Z820
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Question for someone who has installed the F3F43AT Thunderbolt 2 add-on-card into a certified HP workstation like my Z820: If I don't run a display port cable from the output of my graphics card to the input of the Thunderbolt 2 card, will it still work? I just need data (to connect to a RAID drive) and not drive any monitors. Moreover, in my case, I'm not using one of the "certified" Quado cards on HP Quick Spec sheet.

 

 

 

 

 

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OnSugarMountain
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In thinking about this some more, can someone give me an example where you would need to or want to run displayport video through a Thunderbolt cable rather than just connect your monitors directly to all those Displayport, HDMI, and DVI ports on the end of your PCIe 3.0 x 16 graphics card?  

 

I'm running three monitors directly from connections to my NVIDIA card.

 

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