Changing GPU display port boot order
Hi all, I am getting prepared for my new 980 gtx to arrive and as the 980 only has the one DVI slot and i have 2 3d monitors i want to run at 120htz, i decided to get a Display Port cable and run the second monitor off DVI-D and the primary monitor off the Display Port cable. The problem i am having is that the boot screen before windows starts always displays on the second monitor via DVI before switching to display port when windows loads. The way i understand the order is as follows - VGA, DVI 1, DVI 2, HDMI, Displayport. This seems silly to me as it should really be the other way round! My question is, how do i change the boot order of the display ports on my 780? Assuming that ill need to do the same for my 980 as the load order of the display ports is likely to be the same on that card as well. Im guessing a custom VBIOS flash.... Its not a massive issue i just have a bit of OCD and would much prefer booting to happen on the primary monitor incase i need to change bios settings or something. Thanks
Hi all,

I am getting prepared for my new 980 gtx to arrive and as the 980 only has the one DVI slot and i have 2 3d monitors i want to run at 120htz, i decided to get a Display Port cable and run the second monitor off DVI-D and the primary monitor off the Display Port cable.

The problem i am having is that the boot screen before windows starts always displays on the second monitor via DVI before switching to display port when windows loads. The way i understand the order is as follows - VGA, DVI 1, DVI 2, HDMI, Displayport. This seems silly to me as it should really be the other way round!

My question is, how do i change the boot order of the display ports on my 780? Assuming that ill need to do the same for my 980 as the load order of the display ports is likely to be the same on that card as well. Im guessing a custom VBIOS flash....

Its not a massive issue i just have a bit of OCD and would much prefer booting to happen on the primary monitor incase i need to change bios settings or something.

Thanks

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#1
Posted 09/24/2014 08:21 PM   
You would have to request a modified bios from the cards manufacturer (not nvidia)
You would have to request a modified bios from the cards manufacturer (not nvidia)



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#2
Posted 09/24/2014 09:28 PM   
Thanks. Nvidia would you consider implementing a port boot load order feature your future driver releases? It seems many people are starting to have this problem as displayport becomes more popular.
Thanks. Nvidia would you consider implementing a port boot load order feature your future driver releases? It seems many people are starting to have this problem as displayport becomes more popular.

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#3
Posted 09/25/2014 06:08 AM   
. . . drivers aren't loaded until the os is. how, pray tell, do you expect a driver to affect the boot screen . . .
. . .

drivers aren't loaded until the os is.

how, pray tell, do you expect a driver to affect the boot screen . . .



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#4
Posted 09/25/2014 06:11 AM   
[quote="Sora"]. . . drivers aren't loaded until the os is. how, pray tell, do you expect a driver to affect the boot screen . . .[/quote] You make a fair point. Surely there must be something that Nvidia can do.... Maybe have something built into the GFE where you can change the boot load and this then is hard coded into the card from the next time it boots.....? The other option would be to get a DP to DVI converter and run the second monitor from that as my Acer does not have DP connections. Do you know if i will still be able to run at 120htz with an adapter?
Sora said:. . .

drivers aren't loaded until the os is.

how, pray tell, do you expect a driver to affect the boot screen . . .


You make a fair point. Surely there must be something that Nvidia can do.... Maybe have something built into the GFE where you can change the boot load and this then is hard coded into the card from the next time it boots.....? The other option would be to get a DP to DVI converter and run the second monitor from that as my Acer does not have DP connections.

Do you know if i will still be able to run at 120htz with an adapter?

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#5
Posted 09/25/2014 07:51 AM   
you need an 'active' adapter for it.
you need an 'active' adapter for it.



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Monitor:ROG PG279Q, BenQ BL2211, Sound:Creative XFI Titanium Fatal1ty Pro
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#6
Posted 09/25/2014 09:40 AM   
[quote="Sora"]you need an 'active' adapter for it.[/quote] Link a brother up!?
Sora said:you need an 'active' adapter for it.


Link a brother up!?

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#7
Posted 09/25/2014 09:55 AM   
http://www.accellcables.com/products/ultraav-displayport-or-mini-displayport-to-dvi-d-dual-link-adapter-with-3d-support Sadly its not cheap mate i can't say if this is the same sku http://jayvee.com.au/accell-displayport-mini-displayport-to-dvi-d-active-dual-link-adapter-with-3d-120hz-support



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CPU:Intel Xeon x5690 @ 4.2Ghz, Mainboard:Asus Rampage III Extreme, Memory:48GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600
Video:EVGA Geforce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, NVidia Geforce GTX 1060 Founders Edition
Monitor:ROG PG279Q, BenQ BL2211, Sound:Creative XFI Titanium Fatal1ty Pro
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#8
Posted 09/25/2014 10:27 AM   
Thats crazy, there must be another way!
Thats crazy, there must be another way!

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#9
Posted 09/25/2014 01:31 PM   
i hope for a firmware/ROM update too for this one! 'booting in the dark' is scaring the shit out of me, everytime i turn on the pc, while having the other monitors plugged in, but only turning the main monitor on.
i hope for a firmware/ROM update too for this one!

'booting in the dark' is scaring the shit out of me, everytime i turn on the pc, while having the other monitors plugged in, but only turning the main monitor on.

#10
Posted 11/20/2014 11:47 PM   
[quote="Noudar"]i hope for a firmware/ROM update too for this one! 'booting in the dark' is scaring the shit out of me, everytime i turn on the pc, while having the other monitors plugged in, but only turning the main monitor on.[/quote] there will not be a 'rom/firmware' update. Contact the manufacturer of the card, request the port order be changed. EVGA atleast will provide a custom bios with this if you ask, not sure about others.
Noudar said:i hope for a firmware/ROM update too for this one!

'booting in the dark' is scaring the shit out of me, everytime i turn on the pc, while having the other monitors plugged in, but only turning the main monitor on.


there will not be a 'rom/firmware' update. Contact the manufacturer of the card, request the port order be changed.


EVGA atleast will provide a custom bios with this if you ask, not sure about others.



In Memory of Chris "ChrisRay" Arthington, 1982-2010

Specs:
CPU:Intel Xeon x5690 @ 4.2Ghz, Mainboard:Asus Rampage III Extreme, Memory:48GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600
Video:EVGA Geforce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, NVidia Geforce GTX 1060 Founders Edition
Monitor:ROG PG279Q, BenQ BL2211, Sound:Creative XFI Titanium Fatal1ty Pro
SDD:Crucial MX300 275, Crucial MX300 525, Crucial MX200 250
HDD:500GB Spinpoint F3, 1TB WD Black, 2TB WD Red, 1TB WD Black
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SDD:Pending
HDD:Pending
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Cooler: ThermalRight True Spirit 120M

#11
Posted 11/21/2014 02:26 AM   
[quote="calvhugs"]Thanks. Nvidia would you consider implementing a port boot load order feature your future driver releases? It seems many people are starting to have this problem as displayport becomes more popular. [/quote] I also have this problem. When did nvidia solve this problem?
calvhugs said:Thanks. Nvidia would you consider implementing a port boot load order feature your future driver releases? It seems many people are starting to have this problem as displayport becomes more popular.


I also have this problem. When did nvidia solve this problem?

#12
Posted 08/08/2017 07:39 PM   
[quote="GSkill Zhu"][quote="calvhugs"]Thanks. Nvidia would you consider implementing a port boot load order feature your future driver releases? It seems many people are starting to have this problem as displayport becomes more popular. [/quote] I also have this problem. When did nvidia solve this problem?[/quote] nvidia didn't solve anything.
GSkill Zhu said:
calvhugs said:Thanks. Nvidia would you consider implementing a port boot load order feature your future driver releases? It seems many people are starting to have this problem as displayport becomes more popular.


I also have this problem. When did nvidia solve this problem?


nvidia didn't solve anything.



In Memory of Chris "ChrisRay" Arthington, 1982-2010

Specs:
CPU:Intel Xeon x5690 @ 4.2Ghz, Mainboard:Asus Rampage III Extreme, Memory:48GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600
Video:EVGA Geforce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, NVidia Geforce GTX 1060 Founders Edition
Monitor:ROG PG279Q, BenQ BL2211, Sound:Creative XFI Titanium Fatal1ty Pro
SDD:Crucial MX300 275, Crucial MX300 525, Crucial MX200 250
HDD:500GB Spinpoint F3, 1TB WD Black, 2TB WD Red, 1TB WD Black
Case:NZXT Phantom 820, PSU:Seasonic X-850, OS:Windows 7 SP1
Cooler: ThermalRight Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme

WIP:
CPU:Intel Xeon x5660, Mainboard:Asus Rampage II Gene, Memory:16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 LP
Video:EVGA Geforce GTX 680+ 4GB, Palit Geforce GTX 550ti
Monitor:Pending, Sound:Pending
SDD:Pending
HDD:Pending
Case:NZXT Guardian 921RB, PSU:Corsair 620HX, OS:Windows 7 SP1
Cooler: ThermalRight True Spirit 120M

#13
Posted 08/09/2017 03:04 AM   
Don't know about MSI mobo's, but on my ASRock, selecting "Ultra Fast Boot" in the UEFI/Bios forces the boot-up screen to be on whatever monitor I have set as "Primary" in NCP. Setting the UEFI/Bios to "Fast Boot" or disabling it altogether causes the boot-up screen to be on whatever the default primary port is on the #1 GPU. So if you have a setting similar to the "Ultra Fast Boot" setting on ASRock mobo's, that will solve the problem for you.
Don't know about MSI mobo's, but on my ASRock, selecting "Ultra Fast Boot" in the UEFI/Bios forces the boot-up screen to be on whatever monitor I have set as "Primary" in NCP. Setting the UEFI/Bios to "Fast Boot" or disabling it altogether causes the boot-up screen to be on whatever the default primary port is on the #1 GPU. So if you have a setting similar to the "Ultra Fast Boot" setting on ASRock mobo's, that will solve the problem for you.

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#14
Posted 08/09/2017 05:34 PM   
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