Question NO DISPLAY - MSI B450M Mortar Max + Ryzen 5 3400G. DP to VGA/DVI

Oct 19, 2021
Hi, I'm having an issue getting a display to my second monitor (BenQ GW2270) - It only has VGA and DVI ports, So I used DP to VGA and DP to DVI adapters.

My PC specs are

MB: MSI B450M Mortar Max
CPU: Ryzen 5 3400G
RAM: HyperX Fury 3200mhz CL16
PSU: FSP HyperK 600Watts 80+ Bronze
Main monitor: N-Vision 27" curved 75hz
Second monitor: BenQ GW2270
Display Drivers: Up-to-date
OS: Windows 10, up-to-date

So far, I've tried DP to VGA, DP to DVI, HDMI to VGA which works so that crosses out that my monitor is faulty. I've also tried DP to VGA on my main monitor since it has HDMI and VGA ports which don't work.

With DP to VGA, my monitor says "No cable detected" but with DP to DVI it says "No signal detected".

This leads me to think that either my adapters are faulty or my motherboard. As I keep seeing posts on MSI B450M Mortar Max having issues with its display port

I'm not sure if my adapters are active or passive but I've looked up that DP to VGA adapters is active by default.

I've tried plugging in the DP cable with my PC on and off, I've tried power cycling both my PC and monitor.

I have a friend that has a Gigabyte G24F and we'll try and test with it but I cannot get there for at least 2 weeks and I really need this to work ASAP.