Firmware update needed for new DisplayPort screens on NVIDIA Maxwell and Pascal cards

Posted on Wednesday, June 06 2018 @ 12:08 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
NVIDIA has issued a firmware update tool for users of Maxwell and Pascal-based video cards. Apparently, most of the firm's recent cards need a firmware update in order to enable support for screens with DisplayPort 1.3/1.4. If you neglect to install this update, you may experience blank screens until he operating system loads, or system hangs on boot.
To enable the latest DisplayPort 1.3 / 1.4 features, your graphics card may require a firmware update.

Without the update, systems that are connected to a DisplayPort 1.3 / 1.4 monitor could experience blank screens on boot until the OS loads, or could experience a hang on boot.

The NVIDIA Firmware Updater will detect whether the firmware update is needed, and if needed, will give the user the option to update it.

If you are currently experiencing a blank screen or hang on boot with a DP 1.3 or 1.4 monitor, please try one of the following workarounds in order to run the tool:

  • Boot using DVI or HDMI
  • Boot using a different monitor
  • Change boot mode from UEFI to Legacy; or Legacy to UEFI.
  • Boot using an alternate graphics source (secondary or integrated graphics card)

    Once you have the tool downloaded, please run the tool and follow the on-screen instructions.

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