2011 27" iMac, Akitio t2 / 1060 / win 10 Help!
 
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nkh004
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I'm trying to get my iMac working with the egpu in windows 10. At first I could leave the akitio plugged in and attached, it saw the 'generic' box in the device manager. I got an error 43, so I uninstalled the driver and restarted my computer. 

Now I get the black screen after loading into windows, but if I unplug the Akitio from the thunderbolt it boots up. I've tried the 'wait' method to plug in the TB cable, but I can't get windows to see the device anymore. 

Any thoughts or tips? 

2011 27" iMac (HD6970M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 1060 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS 10.12.4 & Win10 [build link]  

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Yukikaze
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It isn't the solution to your present problem, but it might solve the Code 43 when you inevitably get it again: What is the driver version you've tried to use? It looks like drivers after 372.70 will Code 43 with the GTX10XX cards when used as eGPUs. Download 372.70 and give that a shot.

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nkh004
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I had installed 372.70, but that still gave me the error 43. I uninstalled and was going to try the previous version when all the rest of the trouble started. 

2011 27" iMac (HD6970M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 1060 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS 10.12.4 & Win10 [build link]  

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Yukikaze
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Does your system detect anything if you plug in the TB cable once you are already in windows?

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nkh004
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Not that I can tell. 

2011 27" iMac (HD6970M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 1060 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS 10.12.4 & Win10 [build link]  

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nkh004
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It randomly worked with the Akitio attached, I installed the 372.70 driver again and restarted. Back to black screen. 

2011 27" iMac (HD6970M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 1060 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS 10.12.4 & Win10 [build link]  

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nkh004
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After reading through some of the other posts, it looks like I'll have to wait until I can get more power to the box / card. Included 60w might be part of my problem. 

2011 27" iMac (HD6970M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 1060 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS 10.12.4 & Win10 [build link]  

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Yukikaze
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Wait. You are using a 60W PSU for a GTX1060? Did you connect anything to the card's 6-pin power input?

Want to output [email protected] out of an old system on the cheap? Read here.
Give your Node Pro a second Thunderbolt3 controller for reliable peripherals by re-using a TB3 dock (~50$).

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2012 14" Lenovo Thinkpad T430s [3rd,2C,M] + RX 550 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (Atto Thunderlink) + Win10 [build link]  


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nkh004
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haha, nope! It makes the card and box spin up though. And when it does show up in the device manager I can install drivers. Would using the 60w cause black screen issues? 

2011 27" iMac (HD6970M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 1060 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS 10.12.4 & Win10 [build link]  

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Yukikaze
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It would cause all sorts of issues and in general it won't work at all. Overloading a power supply is not smart, either: You should probably stop trying until you have a normal power delivery solution figured out, including a 6-pin connector to the card and a barrel plug to the Akitio itself, with a total power delivery capability of ~200W or more.

In general delivering too little power will cause crashes, problems of the card not initializing. You are severely power-starving the card, so you would be experiencing all sorts of weird behavior.

Want to output [email protected] out of an old system on the cheap? Read here.
Give your Node Pro a second Thunderbolt3 controller for reliable peripherals by re-using a TB3 dock (~50$).

"Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it."- Robert A. Heinlein, "Time Enough for Love."

 
2012 14" Lenovo Thinkpad T430s [3rd,2C,M] + RX 550 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (Atto Thunderlink) + Win10 [build link]  


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