12-16-2017 05:32 AM - edited 12-16-2017 05:40 AM
I recently bought the Yoga 920 and tried to connect the HP Omen Accelerator for use as an eGPU. However, something seems to be wrong with the thunderbolt connection.
When I connect the accelerator, the device connects for a split second (typical USB connection sound) and then immediately disconnects again (typical USB disconnecting sound). I tried different setups for the eGPU, I tried every possible driver I could find, I tried a different Thunderbolt cable and I followed every step on the Omen Website, nothing changed.
Now, after looking at the Thunderbolt Controller Driver it tells me that the Controller-Driver-Version as well as the Networking-Driver-Version are unknown. I suspect, that there is something wrong with the thunderbolt driver/fírmware. Could it be that somehow the drivers aren't recognized? Any ideas as to where I could continue from here?
Any advice is appreciated!
Edit: To anyone who has the same problem. Sometimes the easiest solutions are the best. Two things could'Ve been the problem:
1. My antivirus blocking something. I uninstalled it and installed a different one, while I was working on the Omen problem, can't verify if that was the reason though.
2. I had the Thunderbolt Programm Window open when I connected the device. Not sure if I had tried that before, but it worked.
So, it was probably either the antivirus or the thunderbolt software not being open before connecting. Anyway, seems to work now.
01-20-2018 08:29 AM
Hi, thank god someone also bought the omen egpu. I just bought the omen egpu but it does not charge my laptop and it connect&disconnect when I do not connect the power supply. Is your omen egpu charging the laptop? Where did you find the thunderbolt software to install? Thank you so much!