eGPU still not recognized in Windows 10  


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December 6, 2018 1:13 pm  

So I have my Akitio node up and it works.  I have a proper thunderbolt 3 cable connecting it to my P72 laptop.  The Akitio Node is on Port 1 on the chain of devices which as I understand it is required for an eGPU to be recognized.  The card in my Akitio Node is a NVidia Quadro P4000 and the GPU in my P72 laptop is a Quadro P4200 so the required driver should be identical.  All of that being said, everything "Looks" correct with the exception that the eGPU is simply not being recognized.  I've attached a screenshot of my configuration.  I've read through other configs on Windows machines and from what I've seen the GPU just appears.  Is there something I'm not seeing?  A BIOS change I need to make?

Lenovo P72 Laptop, 17" 4K display, P4200 Quadro GPU, 64Gb Non-ECC Dram, 2x2Tb Samsung 970 EVO m2 RAID 0, 4Tb Samsung 860 2.5" SSD

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December 7, 2018 2:29 pm  

Check Thunderbolt Security settings in the BIOS. The Default Security Level should be User Authorization (SL1) which prompts you every time a new Thunderbolt device is detected. You can change to No Security (SL0) and see if the system can detect your AKiTiO Node.

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