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Mike
 Mike
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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?

 

 

2019 15" MBP i9 32GB - Catalina 10.15.4
Asus XG Station Pro e-GPU
Gigabyte 5700 XT
Caldigit TS3+ Dock


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Mymantiz_John
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Posted by: Mike

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?

 

 

sorry, I don't have TB2 MBP here...Also want to know about the result.

 

Mantiz: ● ●


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itsage
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@Mike and @Mymantiz_John, Thunderbolt 3 enclosure firmware update can only be done with a Thunderbolt 3 computer. It's not possible with Thunderbolt 1 and Thunderbolt 2 computers.

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Mike
 Mike
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@itsage, thank you for the info, you saved me a ton of time as I was just settling in to have another go at it.  Although obviously this is very disappointing.  One of the reasons for buying this thing in the first place was to get a few more years out of my MBP because other than playing games, it performs amazingly.

I guess my next strategy should be to find a friend with a MBP and use his.

Thanks again.

2019 15" MBP i9 32GB - Catalina 10.15.4
Asus XG Station Pro e-GPU
Gigabyte 5700 XT
Caldigit TS3+ Dock


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itsage
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@Mike, I understand the disappointment. I created a new page with User Map so that we can start showing eGPU.io members who have a Thunderbolt 3 computer that can help. Please check the user map.

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pdpd8
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Strangely, I have half H2D issue with Aorus 1080 gaming box, so I desperately tried updating the firmware for the 1070 one, and it says that I can't update the firmware of one device with another. D0n't know what to check now.

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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CheckMate404
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Update, the Intel Thunderbolt 3 link no longer lets you download the 16.2.55.275 version. I ended up finding the same package (what seems like it anyway) on Dell.com:

https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/drivers/driversdetails?driverId=J95RR

I was able to update the firmware on my Aorus 1070 box in Bootcamp on my 15" 2016 Macbook Pro with those drivers.

This 2.x link might work too, as I've read some comments here about it, but I've never tried it:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/23742/Thunderbolt-Intel-Thunderbolt-driver

2016 15" MacBook Pro (RP450) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 [build link]  

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ICULikeMac
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Thanks for the update CheckMate04.

I too am having troubles with the flashing process. It worked perfectly before! Now I can't get passed this:

It is now saying I cannot install the dell drivers as I have a newer version installed. I'm trying now to find it on device manager now to uninstall it and try again with those dell drivers.

Anyone else having trouble now? 

 

I want to go back to F1.0, F1.0H2D creates more instability and completely unusable USB ports. 

2019 Razer Blade Stealth GTX1650 Win10
Aorus Gaming Box RTX 2070
Asus XG Station Pro (RX570 8GB + RTX 2080)


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ICULikeMac
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UPDATE:

So I can get passed the No active Thunderbolt controller found by using an external screen and not with the EFI boot however now I get this error:

I have a feeling this may be resolved by uninstalling the current thunderbolt driver, does anyone know how to do that or had this error before??

2019 Razer Blade Stealth GTX1650 Win10
Aorus Gaming Box RTX 2070
Asus XG Station Pro (RX570 8GB + RTX 2080)


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AussieFiveFingers
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Posted by: ICULikeMac

UPDATE:

So I can get passed the No active Thunderbolt controller found by using an external screen and not with the EFI boot however now I get this error:

I have a feeling this may be resolved by uninstalling the current thunderbolt driver, does anyone know how to do that or had this error before??

I am getting the same error. it see the Aorus gaming box, TB is OK and yellow in Device Manager on the GTX 1070 card. Getting the error after I pick the bin file

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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