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theitsage
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@GiGi85, it was helpful to have the video of your attempt. My first recommendation is to be patient through the process. Try one thing at a time and don't remove the GPU when the power was running like that.

The LEDs' behavior during boot up are normal and eGPU should work. When Windows finishes loading up, you can run Intel Thunderbolt Software then close out the error message. Proceed to hot-unplug then hot-plug after about 15 seconds. Now run the FW Update Tool by right-click > Run as Administrator.

If that doesn't help with the firmware update, you can remove the GPU completely out of the enclosure when it was off. Boot into Windows with the enclosure attached. Open Intel Thunderbolt Software and close the error message. Open the FW Update Tool by right-click > Run as Administrator.

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When Windows finishes loading up, you can run Intel Thunderbolt Software then close out the error message. Proceed to hot-unplug then hot-plug after about 15 seconds. Now run the FW Update Tool by right-click > Run as Administrator.

I've followed this a couple times but I still can't get the enclosure to show up in the Thunderbolt software. Is there any trick to it or just keep trying until it works?

 

edit: To elaborate, I can get to the point that I should see the enclosure under "Port 1" in hurdle 2, but I just see PCI/VEN_8086 blah blah blah

 

edit 2: My girlfriend has a 13" MBP with touchbar, which does not have a dGPU. I'm going to try to install the firmware update on that this weekend, as I'm led to believe that the firmware update, once installed, will stay installed when I plug it back into my 15" MBP. I'll update with another edit once I've tried.

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wow, it finally worked, it was indeed because of my impatience 🙂 had to wait after Windows booted and after hot unplug a few seconds.
Can`t thank you enough @theitsage!
So, Upgrade went through smoothly.

In CUDA-Z have the following readings now (MBP, 15", Late 2016)

Performance Information
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Memory Copy
 Host Pinned to Device: 1660.93 MiB/s
 Host Pageable to Device: 1409.12 MiB/s
 Device to Host Pinned: 2666.72 MiB/s
 Device to Host Pageable: 2106.19 MiB/s
 Device to Device: 86.6977 GiB/s
GPU Core Performance
 Single-precision Float: 6999.84 Gflop/s
 Double-precision Float: 229.057 Gflop/s
 64-bit Integer: 517.713 Giop/s
 32-bit Integer: 2392.92 Giop/s
 24-bit Integer: 1795.1 Giop/s

Generated: Sat Sep 09 17:21:02 2017

Do These values seem ok?  I saw some higher values in this Forum, but difficult to compare since configurations are diffrent.

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Wunair
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The link for the Intel software update doesn't work anymore.

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theitsage
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This same Thunderbolt 3 firmware flashing procedure is confirmed to work with a Mantiz Venus [link].

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hi!

I can't get by hurdle one with a late 2013  mbp thunderbolt 2 (venus)...  I have installed 16.2.55.275.  In device manager I have a device in device manager called:  Thunderbolt(TM) Controller -156C.  In its properties, it says 16.2.55.1 strangely.  I get the "application can not run in boot camp" when I run thunderbolt software from start menu.  I took the video card out and only have my SSD remaining in the Venus.

When I run Venus firmware update, I get :  There is no TBX-550CA_NOMOD in the system or Thunderbolt(TM) software is not available message.

Could it be that this method only works on TB3 laptops and not TB2 or have I missed something?  I will keep trying things but I haven't seen anyone post this behavior

Has anyone with TB2 got this firmware to run?

 

 

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