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    Thunderbolt 3 Port 2 not working on Gigabyte gaming 7 Alpine Ridge??

    Yeah, using an BF apollo 8p, apollo 16 and quad sat ... I got it working by putting it in the last pci-e slot on the motherboard. Working in both mac and windows now. Ah yeah, im just plugging it direct into the alpine ridge card. It seems to be a bit finky with booting and i keep trying to...
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    Thunderbolt 3 Port 2 not working on Gigabyte gaming 7 Alpine Ridge??

    think I got it working! i read on a forum that the card needs to be installed on the furtherest PCI-E slot .. I had it in the middle whoops... working on windows, now to try on the mac drive. thanks for your help jsconiers! I used your bios settings manually.
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    Thunderbolt 3 Port 2 not working on Gigabyte gaming 7 Alpine Ridge??

    Ahh my bad, I thought this was to flash the bios to newer version , realize its your bios settings, tried loading it after changing name says invalid model number haha. Waiting on gigabyte to respond, 3-7 biz days for support ticket ha
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    Thunderbolt 3 Port 2 not working on Gigabyte gaming 7 Alpine Ridge??

    Awesome ! Thanks again for your help ... I’m using that “star tech” one I think it’s called ? I heard lots of people on here saying it works on here ? Also do you think I’ll be okay putting on a diff bios than what’s supported by “OP” version specifically ? On that support page it’s just got the...
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    [Solved] Z370 Gaming 7 + GC Alpine Ridge TB Issues

    Hey imgarrett, did you end up figuring this out? I am having the same issue trying to get the Z370-OP to show TB in the bios ... only 1 bios ver available.
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    Thunderbolt 3 Port 2 not working on Gigabyte gaming 7 Alpine Ridge??

    Haha last one! But I think I might be SOL ... even tho it says on the box thunderbolt 3 supported maybe my Z370-AORUS-GAMING-7-OP one isn't? broootal - I even had to take out the Octane memory to make it work. shoulda got the non octane one
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    Thunderbolt 3 Port 2 not working on Gigabyte gaming 7 Alpine Ridge??

    btw, are you able to see the TB options in your bios under peripherals? I don't even have that option ... so wondering if im using the wrong BIOS ... under my specific board it only shows one vers tho...
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    Thunderbolt 3 Port 2 not working on Gigabyte gaming 7 Alpine Ridge??

    I do have the gaming 7 ! Would love to test out your bios we have almost identical systems actually haha. I got controller not found when I try to run the flashtbt ... also when I install the TB driver it says newer version already found. I installed the newer drivers first, I heard maybe...
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    Thunderbolt 3 Port 2 not working on Gigabyte gaming 7 Alpine Ridge??

    It does say TB3 supported on the box and in the description on the web, but no BIOS to allow TB hmm
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    Thunderbolt 3 Port 2 not working on Gigabyte gaming 7 Alpine Ridge??

    ahh nice... I don't even have the option for thunderbolt in my BIOS ... weird - I think I made a mistake getting the built in octane version if you check the support theres no newer bios's available for this vers. see screen: I have windows 10 on another HD and installed the TB drivers, doesn't...
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    Thunderbolt 3 Port 2 not working on Gigabyte gaming 7 Alpine Ridge??

    Hey guys, any luck getting alpine to work? I just finished a new build, I got the Octane version of the Z370 by accident, and have since taken it out. Build works great, dual boot to windows/mac ... nothing coming from the TB card - I have it plugged into the tb header and the star tb3 -> tb2...
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    tonymacx86's Skylake Thunderbolt 3 Test Build: GA-Z170X-UD5-TH - i5-6600K

    Hey guys, I run an apollo system too (BF 8p + BF16 + 2x octo's) ... putting in a new build for my main audio station on OSX, @PhilTimm whats your build thats working?
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    Is my Hackintosh Running at 100%?

    Thinking its dead ... it lights up fine and in the control utility via vmware I can change the colours (only fun part of today lol) ... so I think its dead or the thermal paste. Going to try some new thermal paste like AppleIIGuy recommended and if no luck, well time to find another solution...
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    Is my Hackintosh Running at 100%?

    Yeah , I guess i'll just have to buy another liquid cooling solution. this one must be busted. Damn ... thanks alot for your help tho appreciate it
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