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Thunderbolt 3 issue with Gigabyte z170x Designare

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Hello guys and thank you for this site and your great work.

I have made a computer with this hardware:
- Gigabyte Z170x Designare
- Intel i7-6700K
- 32GB RAM Kingston HyperX
- MSI GTX 980 ti Gaming 6G
- Patriot Hellfire NVMe (for Windows)
- Crucial MX300 272GB (for Sierra)
- Apple Wi-Fi/BT Module

macOS runs perfectly and I fixed all problems with GPU following these topics:
1) https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/solving-nvidia-driver-install-loading-problems.161256/
2) https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/new-method-for-enabling-nvidia-web-drivers-in-clover.202341/

My only problem is Thunderbolt 3 on macOS.
I updated EFI BIOS to the latest version and ran the firmware update from Windows (many times) following this guide:
3) https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/tonymacx86s-skylake-thunderbolt-3-test-build-ga-z170x-ud5-th-i5-6600k.199242/

Essentially, I can't see anyone of the devices that I tried to connect. In the System Info panel I don't see Thunderbolt peripherals or any other devices or adapters I tried (Apple T3->T2 with WD Thunderbolt Duo, Sonnet Echo 15+, MacBook Pro 15" 2016, ecc..).





The only thing I made different from the tonymacx86's guide is the Windows installation, because I have not made it from Boot Camp. I ran a clean install from scratch (before Clover and macOS). Maybe that is the problem? Have anyone any idea to solve that problem?

Maybe I lost something, like a kext or other, or maybe the new chipset in this mainboard is the causes. I think is different from that in Z170x UD5 TH (used in that guide), because it has T3 plus USB-C Gen 2 with Power Delivery up 10 100W.

Thanks for any help.
 
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Thunderbolt 3 devices will not appear in the System Info panel on a hackintosh.

Hot plug of Thunderbolt 3 devices is not supported on a hackintosh. The devices must be plugged in before booting the hackintosh.

Make sure the devices appear in Windows. Then reboot to macOS.

IORegistry should have the following devices (you might see different address or root port number):

Code:
RP05@1C,4
    PXSX@0
        pci-bridge@0
            pci8086,1577@0
                AppleThunderboltHAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer)
                    AppleThunderboltNHIType2 (Native Host Interface) (AppleThunderboltNHIType3 in Sierra)
                        IOThunderboltController
                            IOThunderboltLocalNode
                            IOThunderboltPort
        pci-bridge@1
            your thunderbolt devices here
        pci-bridge@2
            pci8086,15b6@0

                For El Capitan:
                    AppleUSBXHCIPCI@01000000 (USB Extensible Host Controller Interface) (generic PCI IOClass driver)
                        AppleUSB20XHCIPort@01100000
                        AppleUSB20XHCIPort@01200000

                For Sierra:
                    AppleUSBXHCIAR@00000000 (USB Extensible Host Controller Interface) (Alpine Ridge IOClass driver)
                        AppleUSB20XHCIPort@00100000
                        AppleUSB20XHCIPort@00200000
                        AppleUSB30XHCIPort@00300000
                        AppleUSB30XHCIPort@00400000
        pci-bridge@4
If you don't see the above, I think your clover boot log will list all your PCI devices. You should paste that list here.
 
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Hello joevt and thank you so much for this info.
You are right, if I plug the devices before fire up they works fine!
Thank you for the tip, now I have a fully functional hackintosh :D
i have the same MOBO, did you get thunderbolt working?
 
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i have the same MOBO, did you get thunderbolt working?
There's only 3 posts for you to read.
#1 states the problem. No Thunderbolt 3.
#2 states the solution and what you should see. Thunderbolt 3 works if you plug in the devices before booting.
#3 confirms that the solution works. Yes it does work but probably with the limitations of #2 - no hot plug, no listing in System Info app. Maybe you're asking if those limitations were true for the original poster.
 
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There's only 3 posts for you to read.
#1 states the problem. No Thunderbolt 3.
#2 states the solution and what you should see. Thunderbolt 3 works if you plug in the devices before booting.
#3 confirms that the solution works. Yes it does work but probably with the limitations of #2 - no hot plug, no listing in System Info app. Maybe you're asking if those limitations were true for the original poster.
Im sorry - i was jumping around forums and only read the first post. That is my mistake.

Thanks!
 
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One more thing to try; my setup requires me to boot into Windows first (with the hardware plugged in) and then reboot (not shutdown) into OSX for my Firewire adaptor to work.
 
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Thunderbolt 3 devices will not appear in the System Info panel on a hackintosh.

Hot plug of Thunderbolt 3 devices is not supported on a hackintosh. The devices must be plugged in before booting the hackintosh.

Make sure the devices appear in Windows. Then reboot to macOS.

IORegistry should have the following devices (you might see different address or root port number):

Code:
RP05@1C,4
    PXSX@0
        pci-bridge@0
            pci8086,1577@0
                AppleThunderboltHAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer)
                    AppleThunderboltNHIType2 (Native Host Interface) (AppleThunderboltNHIType3 in Sierra)
                        IOThunderboltController
                            IOThunderboltLocalNode
                            IOThunderboltPort
        pci-bridge@1
            your thunderbolt devices here
        pci-bridge@2
            pci8086,15b6@0

                For El Capitan:
                    AppleUSBXHCIPCI@01000000 (USB Extensible Host Controller Interface) (generic PCI IOClass driver)
                        AppleUSB20XHCIPort@01100000
                        AppleUSB20XHCIPort@01200000

                For Sierra:
                    AppleUSBXHCIAR@00000000 (USB Extensible Host Controller Interface) (Alpine Ridge IOClass driver)
                        AppleUSB20XHCIPort@00100000
                        AppleUSB20XHCIPort@00200000
                        AppleUSB30XHCIPort@00300000
                        AppleUSB30XHCIPort@00400000
        pci-bridge@4
If you don't see the above, I think your clover boot log will list all your PCI devices. You should paste that list here.
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how can i make it work. thunderbolt: nessun driver caricato.
 

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how can i make it work. thunderbolt: nessun driver caricato.
As I said already, Thunderbolt 3 devices will not appear in the SystemInformation.app on Hackintosh PCs. Nobody knows how to make devices appear, so that the message "thunderbolt: nessun driver caricato." or "Thunderbolt: No drivers are loaded." will not be displayed.
 
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As I said already, Thunderbolt 3 devices will not appear in the SystemInformation.app on Hackintosh PCs. Nobody knows how to make devices appear, so that the message "thunderbolt: nessun driver caricato." or "Thunderbolt: No drivers are loaded." will not be displayed.
I found eGPU's name in boot.log. But I don't know what to do can make it enable. It works on windows.
upload_2017-6-5_1-10-41.png
 
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