New Build, no signal via DP


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I just build a new pc with Ryzen 7 3700x, gtx 1660

HDMI works fine but when I switch over to DP, nothing shows up on my screen.

My monitor refresh rate is 144hz but it is only running at 60hz right now via HDMI.

When I connect the DP, my monitor automatically switches over to DP but no picture shows and after few second it asks me to check the signal.

Anybody know whats going on?



Staff member
Check monitor settings to see if there is an input selection for display port. Most if not all of the newer monitors will have it, mine does. If you don't set it correctly, you won't get signal. If not, then either the cable, dp port on the video card or the DP port on the monitor is bad.


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Just changed monitor and DP is working fine. I will have to RMA my monitor.

by the way, with DP, refresh rate is set to 144hz, but in game i still only get 64FPS.

Is there a setting i need to change to get higher FPS?

Thank you


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Did you set that refresh rate in the Nvidia Control Panel?

Also, would need a bit more information about your setup. Is your monitor 1080p/1440p/4k? What game are you running?

Did you check your GPU Usage % while in game to see if it's pegged at 100% already?


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Thank you guys. I set the refresh rate in Nvidia control panel already but it seems the game I am playing is to old. it can only run at 60FPS max.

1440k monitor, when i tried a different game, it was able to run over 120FPS.

Didn't get a chance to check if GPU is pegged at 100%