Is your RTX 3060 displayport not working? I know how frustrating it can be when the HDMI works but the displayport does not, especially when it comes to high end graphics cards like the RTX 3060, you need your GPU to perform to the best of it’s capabilities and give you stunning graphics.
The 3060 is known to be one of the most powerful graphics cards of 2021, but it’s no better than other GPUs if it doesn’t perform to it’s maximum capabilities right?
So in this post I’ve compiled a list of the best ways in which you can fix the DisplayPort Problem on your RTX 3060.
The Problem Explained
The issue mainly happens when you try to connect multiple displays, the 3060 is a GPU capable of handling multiple displays so you can play your games effectively. Anyhow, when you connect the DisplayPort to the monitor, it doesn’t give a signal and results in the “DisplayPort no signal” message.
Many users are speculating that the problem resides with the displayport itself, while many users believe that it’s a firmware problem, I’m going to address both of the possibilities here and give you a precise solution so we can diagnose the problem.
How To Fix The Display Port No Signal Problem In The RTX 3060
1. Buy An HDMI DisplayPort Adaptor
The first thing is to try and use an HDMI-DisplayPort adaptor to make sure that the problem doesn’t reside within the DisplayPort adaptor, often times the pins on the DisplayPort get bent which can’t be inspected with the naked eye.
2. Replace The DisplayPort Cable
The cable is the thing that’s often missed, make sure that the cable is intact and free of any bumps, especially on both of the ends, having a cable replacement will make sure that the cable wasn’t the thing that’s causing the problem.
3. Check The GPU DisplayPorts Are Working
Try to plug your GPU into another computer and see if the DisplayPorts are working then, it may be that adequate power is not being delivered to the DisplayPorts, additionally, you should also inspect the DisplayPorts with a magnifying glass to make sure that there’s no debris and the pins aren’t bent.
4. Upgrade Your PSU
If the DisplayPorts are working on another computer with a better power supply then the issue resides with the PSU, if you have a 500-550watt PSU then it probably isn’t enough to provide power to the GPU to handle 2 displays at the same time.
To be on the safe side, a 650watt PSU should be more than enough to ensure that enough power is being delivered to the DisplayPorts:
5. Ensure That The Connection Is Proper
If you recently installed new ram or another SSD and the Displayports were working before installing them then they can be causing a potential problem, in addition to that, make sure that the wire on both ends- the monitor and the Displayport is properly secure, it might be that the wire is a bit loose, providing no connection at all.
6. Update GPU Drivers
I know it’s been said before but updating your Graphics cards drivers is as essential as ever whenever diagnosing any kind of GPU related problem, head over to Nvidia and make sure that your GPU is up to date.
7. Use The HDMI Port
If the displayport still fails to work then you can use an HDMI splitter like this one to run multiple displays, although I can’t guarantee if it will give the same kind of performance as the displayport but it’s worth a try:
8. Unplug Your Monitor and PC for 30 Minutes
I’ve gone through a lot of forums and one thing that’s common in all of them is that many users have said turning everything off for 30minutes and then plugging it back in seems to have fixed the problem, the logic behind this probably be that the monitor would be reset when you unplugged it for 30 minutes.
9. Keep Your BIOS Updated
Updating the BIOS is crucial , I’ve mentioned this in my previous posts as well that it’s extremely important that you keep your BIOS up to date because it helps your hardware and software communicate in a smooth manner.
10. Use DDU To Reinstall GPU Drivers
Use the DDU utility by Guru3d to do a complete uninstall and reinstall of your graphics card drivers
11. Go Into Nvidia Control Panel and Make Sure To Setup Multiple Displays
Players often ignore this because if you don’t setup multiple displays then the displayport simply won’t be able to transmit the signals to the monitor, you need to enable it first, here’s how you do it:
How To Setup Multiple Displays
- Right click on desktop then click on “Nvidia Control Panel”
- Under Display, Click on “Setup multiple displays”
Alternatively, you can also follow this video:
12. Check For Firmware Update
Firmware updates usually get rid of most of the small bugs present in the GPU and the monitor so make sure to frequently check for firmware updates for both your monitor and GPU.
13. Contact Nvidia Support
Contact Nvidia Support if all else fails and they might be able to give you a proper solution.
Does the RTX 3060 support DisplayPort?
Yes! RTX 3060 does support DisplayPort because it’s a dual slot card.
How do I enable DisplayPort on my graphics card?
Enabling Displayport is very easy, here’s how you can do it:
- Open Nvidia Control Panel
- Go into the Displayport Settings
- Enable the displayport connection checkbox
Does RTX 3060 support dual monitors?
RTX 3060 is a very powerful GPU and it does support dual monitors.
Although you won’t have to go to the 13th step because you’ll easily be able to fix the problem before then.