Windows 7 and DisplaPort compatibility


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Is my PC to old to recognize any version of DisplayPort? It will boot into the BIOS with the DP cable connected but fails to post into Windows. I just bought a new monitor (Viotek GNV34BD) and it'll only boot with an HDMI cable. I updated the video driver and firmware and fiddled with the monitor menu while booted into the BIOS and I see that a DP is connected on the boot welcome screen but then the monitor states no signal. I don't have another DP cable so I guess my question is mostly about my system viability; until I can get another cable if need be. Thanks.
Here's my system: It was built in 2012 lol.

Windows 7 Professional (x64
SABERTOOTH X58 Rev 1.xx
BIOS 1402
Intel Core i7 930, 2.8 @ 3.8
Sockets Supported FCLGA1366
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heat Pipes (RR-B10-212P-G1)
GTX 1080TI @ factory
24GB DDR3 @ 1814 MHz
Samsung SSD 850 EVO 1TB

*I'm guessing my chip set is just not up for the task. I've been dragging my feet on a new build so this is looks like a start.
 
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I can't say that this is solved but apparently my setup is not compatible with DisplayPort input and nobody here disagrees. Meanwhile I've built a Windows 10 PC to continue sim racing with a 34" 3440 x 1440, 100Hz monitor which is more suitable for my 1080TI. I'll keep my Win 7 build, it's too good to toss. Best of luck to everyone.
*HDMI will only run at 60Hz highest.
 
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