NVIDIA Has a DisplayPort Problem Which Only a BIOS Update Can Fix

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  1. MIG-31

    MIG-31 HardwareHeaven News Mod Staff Member

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    NVIDIA "Maxwell" and "Pascal" graphics architectures introduced support for modern display connectivity to keep up with the breakneck pace at which display resolutions are scaling up. The two introduce support for DisplayPort 1.4 and 1.3, however the implementation is less than perfect. Some of the newer monitors that leverage DisplayPort 1.4 or 1.3 standards don't function as designed on "Maxwell" (GeForce GTX 900 series) and "Pascal" (GeForce 10-series) graphics cards, with users reporting a range of bugs from blank screens until the operating system loads, to frozen boot sequences.

    Unfortunately, these issues cannot be fixed by driver updates, and require graphics card BIOS updates. Luckily, you won't be at the mercy of lethargic AIC partners looking to limit their warranty claims by going slow on BIOS updates, coupled with NVFlash rocket-science. NVIDIA released a tool which can detect if your graphics card needs the update, and then updates the BIOS for you, from within Windows. The app first unloads your driver, and flashes your graphics card BIOS (a process which must not be interrupted, lest you end up with an expensive brick).

    Update: We have confirmation that the tool is intended for both reference-design and custom-design graphics cards.

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    DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA Graphics Firmware Update Tool for DisplayPort 1.3 and 1.4 Displays

    Source: TechPowerUp
     
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    MIG-31 HardwareHeaven News Mod Staff Member

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    My 1070 came up with a update is required.. All done and rebooted.. Sadly the bios were a successful install but my monitor will switch on once power is detected., then shuts off until windows log-on comes in to requirement..
     
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    so the update actually starts causing this now?
     
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    I had the Monitor won't boot until windows 10 starts up before the bios flash. Basically worked once afterwards and then mine has reverted back to as before..

    Its no big deal, I can still enter bios ok...
     

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