NVIDIA fixes a hidden bug in some RTX 30s, does it affect your GPU?

Sometimes the launches may not be what the user has in mind, and that is that the pressure right now for the big brands to come first and higher can take its toll on their products. NVIDIA has been slow to react to AMD’s bet, where again Lisa Su’s team beat them in different segments with VRAM. The rush seems to have gone through something an error in two GPUs of the greens, where two RTX 30 GPUs are affected by a blank screen error, does it happen to you? Well, there is already a solution.

Curiously, and although the vast majority of monitors on the market no longer use E-EDID or EDID V1.4 to describe the metadata structure for GPUs and instead were passed on at the time to DisplayID, there are still users who do not update this peripheral and thus keep the first with their new GPU. This has caused a hidden and silent error for NVIDIA that now and also solves in the same way, since two of its new GPUs have reported numerous problems with a huge number of monitors.

DisplayID, error on RTX 30 and blank screens

In this case it seems that the old becomes good and if you have been one of the lucky ones who has been able to buy an RTX 3080 Ti or RTX 3060 and your monitor is older than 2017, then you will not have had problems with blank screens with your new GPU. .

In fact, you may have a post-2017 monitor that continues to use E-EDID and you have not suffered either, but that year was the change to DisplayID and manufacturers joined (finally) this new standard and specification leaving behind EDID technology in full. What is the problem? Well, the RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3060 have reported a curious failure in those systems that are connected through a DisplayPort monitor that includes DisplayID, where they show instead of the POST PC a blank screen.

The funny thing about this is that we will only have an image when we go to enter the OS, that is, from the loading screen of it.

How to fix this error on your RTX 30


In principle and according to NVIDIA, this has only happened in the RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3060, apparently not in all available units, since the company says that the update tool that it has developed to update the firmware will detect if the update is necessary. This shows that either there are already GPUs on the market with the correction, or they are arriving.

To update and if we suffer from this problem, NVIDIA gives us some previous instructions to follow:

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

Once in Windows and the NVIDIA tool has been downloaded, you just have to run it and follow the instructions on the screen, taking into account that there is nothing open or in the background that is important and that the OS has no pending updates.

The restart is logically mandatory when the process finishes, so once it is done we will no longer have this blank screen problem in POST.

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