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I'm normally pretty proud of my google-fu, troubleshooting ability and general tech know how, but I have met my match.

 

My setup includes:

  • Intel gaming rig, Z590 (Aorus Master), 11700k, all the other goodies that come with a modern-ish gaming PC and the latest addition, a thunderbolt card (GC Maple Ridge.
  • Couple of thunderbolt equipped laptops (work and play)
  • HP Thunderbolt Dock G2

The plan, essentially I wanted a single cable swap solution to hook up everything, and change between work and play. It works great with the laptops, the desktop however... Has been a bit of a pig.

 

So I've spent most of the day scouring the internet, various forums and YouTube videos without much success (guess adding thunderbolt to a desktop isn't incredibly popular). Gigabyte's manuals in this area are garbage to be polite. There's a few nuggets online, suggesting tweak the BIOS etc, and I've gotten it working. My celebrations were cut short, the first reboot everything fell over.

 

Another hour and a half rooting around in the BIOS, updates, drivers etc. Finally, I figure out that the card isn't detected on reboot. To get it working, it's either reconnect the thunderbolt cable, or open device manager and search for devices. It all then works brilliantly.

 

Anyone in the brains trust got some ideas?

 

 

Win11 Pro (x64)

Aorus Z590 Master
i7 11700k

64GB Corsair 3200MHz (with unicorn puke RGB)

GTX 1080

Enough SSD to keep me happy

1000W Corsair PSU

 

 

Edited by mudflapman
Forgot the specs

Aurora | Built April '22
CPU: Intel i7 11700K | RAM: 64GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 3200 | GPU: NVidia GTX 1080 Founders Storage: Samsung 970 EVO Plus (500GB), Corsair MP400 (1TB) | PSU: Corsair RM1000

 

Moonlight | Built March '17
CPU: Intel i7 6900K | RAM: 64GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666 | GPU: NVidia GTX 750Ti Storage: Intel 600P (512GB), WD Red (4TB) | PSU: Corsair AX860 | Cooling: Corsair H105 | Setup post >here<|

 

 

 

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