- Aug 19, 2010
- GA-Z390 Designare
- i7 9900K
- UHD630 & Radeon VII
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But without a PCIe connection, or a Thunderbolt add-in card header connection, USB or PCIe devices cannot be used (which includes the USB ports, speakers, webcam, and USB brightness controls of the LG UltraFine 5K display).
I was able to see and use the USB 3.1 gen 2 controller after booting into Ubuntu and/or connecting the DisplayPort inputs. Maybe the issue has something to do with leaving the header connector pins floating? I am researching the pins and experimenting with connecting them to +3.3V or ground with pull-up or pull-down resisters. There are schematics and board diagrams that show what they're connected to on the motherboard side.Strangely, the USB controller of the Thunderbolt chip was not seen in IORegistry. Does the GC-ALPINE RIDGE have a USB 3.1 Gen 2 USB controller like the motherboard Thunderbolt chips?
The Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter does not count as a Thunderbolt device. If you need to connect a Thunderbolt device to flash the GC-ALPINE RIDGE, then the Thunderbolt 2 adapter is not sufficient. There might be a command line to force power on, so you can flash it, but I'm not sure. It could be motherboard specific. It could be a BIOS option?Does anyone have a problem with GC-ALPINE RIDGE flashing? Every time when I try to flash it I got an error No controller found. Do I have to connect the thunderbolt device to able to flash the card? I just connected TH3>>TH2 adapter
I Flashed the GA-Z270X-Gaming 5 motherboard BIOS to laters one. But I had left only with windows 10 partition.
I didn't test the card on Sierra.
Do I need to plug the thunderbolt device to be able to FLASH the GC-ALPINE RIDGE?The Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter does not count as a Thunderbolt device. If you need to connect a Thunderbolt device to flash the GC-ALPINE RIDGE, then the Thunderbolt 2 adapter is not sufficient. There might be a command line to force power on, so you can flash it, but I'm not sure. It could be motherboard specific. It could be a BIOS option?
Scoured all 13 pages of this discussion and am just wondering what the appropriate way is to proceed with installing this GC-Alpine ridge card. I've installed it into my Z170MX-Gaming 5 (bios F20) and although it is powering on devices, I'm not getting Sierra 10.12.6 to recognize anything.
Do I need to have an install of windows and install drivers from there? Do I need to do anything in clover?
I have several thunderbolt hard drives, a raid drive and an Apollo Twin audio interface that I'm really hoping I can get working. I actually don't have anything that requires Thunderbolt 3.
Windows should be installed so you can verify that Thunderbolt works. Also, Windows is the only way to update the firmware of the Thunderbolt chip (but I think the GC-ALPINE RIDGE comes with the latest firmware anyway). I think Linux has Thunderbolt support now too, but I haven't tried that yet (it's not enabled by default).
What Thunderbolt 3 devices are you trying to use? To work in macOS, they need to be connected before you boot the computer, since we haven't figured out how to get Thunderbolt 3 hot swap to work yet.
The Z170MX-Gaming 5 also has a built in Thunderbolt 3 controller but it is only used for USB 3.1 gen 2.
The GC-ALPINE RIDGE card needs to be in the last slot (PCIEX4). The header cable should be connected. Thunderbolt should be enabled in the BIOS.