Skylake ASUS ThunderboltEX 3 Testing

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  1. bezaleel7

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    Oct 5, 2017 at 6:50 AM #51
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    Hey beelzebozo.

    oh man thank you so much! That worked. my mac os was able to start.

    I went out and picked up a hard drive and windows 10. As your video suggested. I installed windows 10, i also installed the thunderboltex 3 drivers that came with the supplied CD. i restarted the computer and booted into sierra after make what ever changes i could in the bios. keep in mind the 3504 bios firm ware is different from your video. The Apollo Twin is still not being reconized by mac OS so im not sure if the thunderbolt card is even activated.

    Now i have a new issue. My GTX 1060 card is no longer being reconized. It worked fine before the bios update but now it does not show up in the OS.

    I am attaching screen shots to show you what i have going on. Any futher assistance would be greatly appreciated!.
     

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  2. beelzebozo

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    Oct 5, 2017 at 12:00 PM #52
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    Well it looks like you have Thunderbolt disabled in BIOS. As for your graphics card, not sure if you downloaded the NVIDIA web drivers and installed them. You should see something similar to my screenshot if you did install web drivers.

    I would disable Thunderbolt USB support and just leave Thunderbolt enabled. I just turned my Apollo Twin on and you can see that it connected after restarting.
     
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    Oct 6, 2017 at 9:00 PM #53
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    @beelzebozo
    Hey man thanks again for taking out the time to reply to my post. I checked and doubled checked the items you have in your video and what you just sent in the reply.

    It seems no matter what i do the nvidia web drivers will not stay activated. I turn it on then restart the computer, once im back in mac os there still off. Here are some screen shots.

    As far as the thunderbolt connection. When ever i activate thunderbolt support i can no longer boot into mac os sierra. I get errors. i attached photos of each one.

    I spoke to a asus tech and they said i can try to flash the bios back to the older version of the bios which would be version 1992 . I am hoping this will allow the XHCI hand off to be available again i am thinking thats why i cant get the graphics drivers to be reconized again. Im not sure.

    I am really stuck with this thunder bolt issue. Please let me know what you think i should do.
    oh and now my eithernet is not working anymore. lol.

     

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    Oct 9, 2017 at 10:22 AM #54
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    Hey beelzebozo thanks for all your efforts. I was able to get the system back to normal and get the apollo twin to work. The solution was to use a thunderbolt EX 2 card i had. That did the trick along with your post.
     
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    Oct 19, 2017 at 7:43 PM #55
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    IS MY PROBLEM WHEN I HAVE UPGRADE THE LATEST BIOS... THE GRAPHICS CARD NOT START
     
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    Nov 9, 2017 at 11:27 AM #56
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    Howdy all,

    My specs are exactly the same as BoomR's - as well as my settings. I have the expanded set of options like BoomR does as well. Set 4X, set PCIX16_3, SB PCI Slot, No Security. Set cache size to 128 as well based on other feedback in this thread.

    Have zero issues booting to OSX. However, thunderbolt testing has been an issue. Testing using an Apple Thunderbolt 3 --> 2 adapter with an Apple Thunderbolt 2 --> Ethernet adapter. Works perfectly under Windows 10, but nothing under OSX. Also used the Startech 3--> 2 adapter with same results.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Nov 10, 2017 at 3:28 PM #57
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    Bump
     
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    Nov 10, 2017 at 5:21 PM #58
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    Ethernet? Why?
     
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    Nov 10, 2017 at 7:18 PM #59
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    Just as a test device - nothing more. Have an Apollo TB2 interface coming this week and wanted a way to test beforehand.

    Works in Windows fine.
     
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    Nov 11, 2017 at 2:17 PM #60
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    Stroke of luck this morning.

    Tested CPU-NB and moved the card to Slot 2. That didn't work.

    But setting BIOS back to SB and Slot 3, with 32meg cache size, using StarTech TB3 --> TB2 Adapter, then Apple TB2 --> Ethernet, an additional Ethernet showed up in Windows. I hard shut down, connected OSX drive, and boom. Showed up Ethernet fine in OSX as well.

    However, on the next reboot, no dice. No longer is connected.

    This is infuriating to say the least.
     

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