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Updates can be installed on Founders Edition and third-party GeForce GPUs.
November 18, 2022 at 08:31 UTC
Nvidia for its new GeForce RTX A firmware update tool was released for the 4090 and 4080 GPUs to fix a bug that could corrupt display output, causing the GPU to display a blank screen when used without drivers installed. The issue only affects “certain motherboards” and Nvidia says it “should only be applied if you get a blank screen on boot.” (We installed it on an RTX 4080 Founders Edition of an Asus motherboard and it worked fine and saw nothing bad impact.)
Obviously, you don’t buy a GPU to run It is used in the case of the driver. However, if you’re tweaking BIOS settings, doing a fresh Windows install, or booting up for the first time after installing a new GPU, you’ll need your GPU to be able to draw a basic image without loading drivers. This issue doesn’t affect everyone, but if you notice a black screen the first time you start your computer after installing an RTX 4090 or 4080, this firmware update may fix your issue.
If the error prevents you from installing the firmware update in the first place, Nvidia recommends connecting the “use Alternate Graphics Source” such as the integrated GPU or a secondary GPU, or leave your system blank screen until it can install the driver itself; Windows Update can usually get a functional driver for most GPUs on its own, but you’ll need to download And install the latest version to take advantage of new fixes and optimizations. This update can be applied to Nvidia’s Founders Edition graphics cards or any RTX 4090 or 4080 manufactured by Nvidia’s partners.
Nvidia is continuing to investigate issues related to the new GPU power connector Separate issue, this connector can overheat and cause damage if connected incorrectly.