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PNY Pro Tips: #3 Apply NVIDIA DisplayPort 1.3 & 1.4 Firmware Update

Posted by Jay Chen on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 @ 06:31 PM

 

Updates (06/28/2018):   PNY recommends applying the software tool to GeForce cards only. Quadro users should contact PNY Technical support to learn the ideal update procedure to meet their specific configuration and intended application needs.

NVIDIA recently released an update tool to ensure proper DisplayPort 1.3 and 1.4 support for its GeForce Maxwell and Pascal architecture graphics cards.  NVIDIA states in the release note that without this update, some systems connected to DisplayPort 1.3 or 1.4 monitors could experience blank screens during the boot process until the OS loads, or could prevent the system from completely booting the OS.  In this Pro Tip, let’s walk through the simple update process. 
 
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Topics: GeForce, 4K, Pro Tip, 8K, 5K, Update, Firmware

PNY Pro Tips: #2 Installing Fresh NVIDIA Drivers

Posted by Jay Chen on Wed, May 30, 2018 @ 02:02 PM

 

One of the most common (and best) tips we give to customers is to make sure they are using the latest NVIDIA driver, but the second most common recommendation is to do a clean install of the latest driver. 

By requesting a clean install, the driver package will remove any previously installed files, which might be corrupted by system crashes or malware, and ensures that the OS has pristine and current driver files to work with.

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Topics: Performance, NVIDIA GPU, IT Professionals, Pro Tip

PNY Pro Tips: #1 Powering your GPU investment

Posted by Jay Chen on Fri, May 18, 2018 @ 02:04 PM

Electricity powers your high-performance computer; having the right power supply is crucial to maximizing your GPU performance and reliability.

Here are some tips to ensure your GPU is powered properly

  • Follow manufacturer’s wattage recommendation
  • Have the correct auxiliary connections
  • Make sure power connections are seated fully and secured properly

Additional Read:  Quadro Power Guidelines (pdf)

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Topics: GeForce, NVIDIA Quadro GPUs, Pro Tip

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