- Apr 5, 2016
- GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 7
- GTX TITAN X
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
I don't think jumping the pins works on the GC-ALPINE RIDGE like it does for the GC-TITAN RIDGE because pin 3 isn't 3.3V on the GC-ALPINE RIDGE like it is on the GC-TITAN RIDGE.This suggests that Pins 1 and 3 might not be jumpered properly. It may also mean that the older Z170 is not compatible with the GC-Alpine Ridge for whatever reason (but this sounds less plausible).
No! That is a false conclusion.
Here's my Z490 Vision D with (a) built-in TB3 on Bus 0 and (b) flashed GC-Titan Ridge on Bus 2. Pins 1 and 3 of GC-Titan Ridge are jumpered because there's no Thunderbolt header. There are 2 ports on Bus 0 and another 2 ports on Bus 2.
There are numerous other user examples in this thread and in other threads on tonymac.
So you may need to connect it to 3.3V somewhere else.
Then even if Force Power is working, the firmware of the add-in card may be hiding the Thunderbolt controller. You can use my pciutils with pcitree.sh to show PCIe devices that are hidden that way.
You can get the USB controller of the GC-ALPINE RIDGE to unhide itself and work by poking in UEFI:
It may be that the UEFI of the hackintosh may alter behavior from what I get using my MacPro3,1 which has no Thunderbolt stuff in UEFI.