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DanKnight
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Post has been updated with PDF attachment: Node Thunderbolt Board Removal Instructions

ex-AKiTiO Employee as of August 2018.


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Lucas
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This update won't work on Bootcamp, right?

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016), 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3, Radeon Pro 455 2 GB, Intel HD Graphics 530 1536 MB, AKiTiO Node with GTX 1070


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nando4
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@Lucas, Bootcamped Windows can perform the Node firmware upgrade as long as the Mac has TB3 ports. See details.

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

 
2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 (Q M1000M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 1803 [build link]  


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Lucas
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I am actually getting

WMI error: This method is not implemented in any class.

Whenever I try to run the update from Akitio. Maybe removing the card should do the trick? I have an MBP 15" 2016. All TB3 ports.

Edit: Tried taking it off, same error.

Edit2: Was able to update to 1.0.0.4 but 1.0.0.5 keeps giving me the same error.

Edit3: Nevermind, I am guessing depending on your controller you either use one file or the other (1.0.0.4/1.0.0.5) but they both should have the same update, as the actual version is B1-25+4.3.3. Am I understanding that right?

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016), 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3, Radeon Pro 455 2 GB, Intel HD Graphics 530 1536 MB, AKiTiO Node with GTX 1070


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RBeck
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Thanks for the update Lucas, using 1.0.0.4 did the trick for me with no GPU installed in the box!

Akitio Node with MSI GTX 1080 inside.

 
2016 13" MacBook Pro [6th,2C,U] + GTX 1080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.12 & Win10 [build link]  


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ShootMcGavin
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Hello, is this service available walk in/drop off service? I am local.

 

Currently macOS shows firmware Akitio Node firmware to be 23.1, while the OS see's the eGPU it doesn't use it for any of the displays. I can select the eGPU and benchmark it with Geekbench though. OS defaults to dGPU on every screen. 

 I have one of the original TB3 (waiting a long time for it, and it was sitting around until I discovered high Sierra)

Thanks 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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NonJudgmentalist
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Are you still offering this service?

 RBeck - did you get this working on a 15" MBP by any chance? I understand that the built in gpu on the 15" model makes this process not work on these?

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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itsage
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Posted by: NonJudgmentalist

Are you still offering this service?

 RBeck - did you get this working on a 15" MBP by any chance? I understand that the built in gpu on the 15" model makes this process not work on these?

Take a look at our map of users with Thunderbolt 3 laptops. If there's one close by you, reach out for help.

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Flint Ironstag
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Curious - the units shipping now on Amazon, etc. still need this update?

MP 6,1 | 4c | d700
MP 6,1 | 6c | d500


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itsage
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From what I recall, Thunderbolt firmware version 21.1 is the only one not allowing eGPU to function with Mac OS. Released in January, 2017 version 23.1 and newer have much better compatibility. If you buy a new eGPU enclosure from an established retailer, very little chance you're getting one with old firmware at this point.

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