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chaapie12
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Thinkpad X1 Extreme Thunderbolt 3

I recently purchased a X1 Extreme and was hoping for plug and play eGPU via thunderbolt 3. However, the Akitio Node (+ 1080 ti) does not even power on when I connect the thunderbolt 3 cable to the port. Both the Lenovo Vantage  + Windows Update states my firmware + drivers are up to date. 

Isafang
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Re: Thinkpad X1 Extreme Thunderbolt 3

Hi,

You might want to try changing the thunderbolt security level to "no security" and change the support in pre-boot enviorment to "enable" in bios also check the power suppy on your akitio node is working properly or not.

 

 

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chaapie12
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Re: Thinkpad X1 Extreme Thunderbolt 3

Hi,
Thanks for the advice, but that is currently the settings that I have set up. Additionally, I tested the eGPU on another PC and it powers up. Lastly, I tried using the DVI to TB3 cable to use my monitor, and that failed to work as well. 

BMCowboy
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Re: Thinkpad X1 Extreme Thunderbolt 3

Hi, would you provide brand and model of both your eGPU and monitor?

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Isafang
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Re: Thinkpad X1 Extreme Thunderbolt 3

Then i'm afraid your TB port is faulty, it might be possible the motherboard needs replacement, you might want to send it in to the service center for them to replicate the problem.

joesixgig
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Re: Thinkpad X1 Extreme Thunderbolt 3


@chaapie12 wrote:

I recently purchased a X1 Extreme and was hoping for plug and play eGPU via thunderbolt 3. However, the Akitio Node (+ 1080 ti) does not even power on when I connect the thunderbolt 3 cable to the port. Both the Lenovo Vantage  + Windows Update states my firmware + drivers are up to date. 


Dumb question: did you plug in your Akito Node to a wall outlet as well? These eGPU boxes need their own power, they can't run off just the TB3 port power. 

 

Edit: d'Oh! You mentioned you tried it on another machine, so clearly you know how to power the thing up.. My mistake!

chaapie12
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Re: Thinkpad X1 Extreme Thunderbolt 3

Hi

The eGPU is plugged in and turned on. 

BMCowboy
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Re: Thinkpad X1 Extreme Thunderbolt 3

Hi,

 

Not sure about Akitio but do have successful cases when working with Aorus 1080 Gaming Box. Would there be any firmware upgrade for Akitio?

 

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joesixgig
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Re: Thinkpad X1 Extreme Thunderbolt 3


@chaapie12 wrote:

Hi

The eGPU is plugged in and turned on. 


Haha, just making sure! Smiley Happy After you connect it and you right click on the "Thunderbolt Software" icon in the system tray, you can select View Attached Devices and Approve Attached Devices. Does anything show up there? 

chaapie12
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Re: Thinkpad X1 Extreme Thunderbolt 3

Thats where it gets confusing. The eGPU doesn't power on when connecting it to the X1E. Fans don't start spinning, no LED lights from the 1080 ti. There aren't any items detected by the system, nor any icons appearing in the thunderbolt software.

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