Forum discussion tagged with Thunderbolt.
  1. quantim

    Question Is asus Thunderboltex-TR compatible with Asus Z690 motherboard?

    Struggling to power up Apple Thunderbolt Display with my new built? I tried MSI motherboard with gigabyte but failed. Now I have got Asus thunderboltex-3 TR but it’s not compatible with msi tomhawk motherboard so I am ordering this Asus Z690-P mobo. But want to ensure it will work before I...
  2. tanjim112

    Question How to add a thunderbolt port?

    Hi All, I have a Gigabyte B660M AORUS PRO AX DDR4 Motherboard and I need a Thunderbolt port in my PC. Is it possible to add a Thunderbolt card to this motherboard? and will this motherboard support Thunderbolt connection?
  3. W

    Question eGPU compability with USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 with DisplayPort / G-Sync ?

    Hello, sorry in advance if this threat has already been up, but I have to make myself 100% sure. I got an ASUS TUF Gaming A17 2022 with 3050 Ti (code FA707RE-HX016). It got 3.2 Gen 1 connector with DP and GSYNC support and it's DP 1.3 with MHL. I want to add an eGPU, but I'm not sure if this got...
  4. B

    Question Asus Thunderbolt EX 4 Card only enables connection to peripherals after restart, but not on boot?

    My Asus Thunderbolt EX4 card only enables connection to my Universal Audio x8p (audio interface) after restart, but not on boot in Windows 10. Ever since I got an Asus Thunderbolt EX 4 card to connect the UA x8p in Windows I've had problems with connectivity. I had work-arounds that I used...
  5. K

    Question Thunderbolt Addon Card not showing

    Hello guys, long time since I last posted here, so I guess lucky me. However I recently run into this problem. I bought a MSI Thunderbolt M3 Addon Card that is officially supporting my MSI Z390 A-Pro Motherboard. In fact I was running the card quite well until yesterday. I tried to fix a...
  6. J

    Question How to get high resolution on an Apple monitor connected to a Windows laptop ?

    I have an older Apple display that I am trying to get maximum resolution on from my Dell XPS 13. The display is connected to the XPS (which supports very high resolutions as well) via an Apple proprietary box that converts the signal to thunderbolt. When connected to a MacBook I can get...
  7. M

    Question Proper thunderbolt usage?

    So I'm a bit new to this and I'm just getting my shopping list together. Esentially my computer is on the 3rd floor and I wanted to set up an area on the second floor where my living room is, where I can use it for my needs. Lots of vr and gaming at the same time pretty much. But I'm not sure...
  8. G

    Question MSI Z490-A Pro compatible with Thunderbolt PCIe cards?

    I'm looking to add a Thunderbolt PCIe card to my MSI Z490-A Pro motherboard. I saw MSI has their own Thunderbolt PCIe cards. The MSI Thunderbolt M4 is only compatible with 500 series chipsets and above according to their product page. Meanwhile the previous gen MSI Thunderbolt M3 is listed as...
  9. W

    Question Thunderbolt power question

    Monitors can run without power supplies off Thunderbolt ports. As can external HDD enclosures. Do Thunderbolt compatible monitors if connected to a Thunderbolt motherboard, then add load to the PSU, and how much? Thunderbolt seems to transmit less watts than large monitors with power cables...
  10. N

    Question External display lag with thunderbolt

    Hi guys, Just wanted to get your thoughts as not really finding any good answers on google. I have a Lenovo 720S 14" laptop that I connect to an external display, mouse and keyboard via an HP Thunderbolt Dock 120W G2. I find the external display to not be as responsive as the internal display...
  11. H

    Question How to get dual thunderbolt monitors working ?

    Building a new PC and I'm having issues using dual LG UltraFine 5K thunderbolt monitors. I can only get one monitor working at a time. I'm using an ASUS Prime Z690-A montherboard, ThunderboltEX 4 expansion card, and Quadro RTX 4000 GPU. The Nvidia control panel list both monitors but only...
  12. O

    [SOLVED] Which Motherboard Gives ME All Features I'm Seeking?

    [Moderator edit to break up solid paragraph of text.] I'M building a System from Scratch. I wanted to know which Motherboard would give me the Features I wanted. Specifically I'm looking for a Motherboard with 2 or more Onboard 2 x 2.5 Gbit/s Ethernet ports, Mobo needs to be able to support...
  13. E

    Question Why i cant run 4k 60 hertz on my display through USB type c?

    Why I cant run 4k 60 hertz on my display through my USB type c port? I am limited to 4k @30hz(2k @60hz 1k @60hz) -through HDMI it works just fine though(4k @60hz)!- I have" LCD monitor with USB-C Dock 279C9/00 | Philips " including "Dell Vostro 5402 · i5-1135G7 · Xe Graphics G7 80 EU · 14.0”...
  14. N

    [SOLVED] MSI Thunderbolt 3

    Hello! I was wondering does the MSI Z390 Gaming Edge AC have the ability to add and support thunderbolt 3 port for external drives?
  15. Bessel Raj

    Question How to setup external monitor for my HP 15" CE062 TX Laptop using a docking station?

    Hi all. I have an HP laptop, bought in 2018, 15"CE062TX. I also have docking station given to me from work which is the Dell WD19 180W Docking Station (130W Power Delivery) USB-C, HDMI, Dual DisplayPort, Black. I want to use my personal laptop with this docking station to output the display...
  16. E

    [SOLVED] Asus Thunderbolt 3 expansion card for Maximus Hero VIII Help

    I recently bought the Asus Thunderboltex3 expansion card for my Maximus Hero VIII Z170 motherboard to use a UAD Apollo, and I am having issues setting it up. I tried all the available PCIE ports, and I only have luck with one of them. However, when I rebooted the PC after configuring in the BIOS...
  17. LetterC67

    [SOLVED] Connect to external display via non-thunderbolt Type-C port

    Hello guys, Currently I connect my laptop (MSI Modern 14 / 10210U / 8GB) to an external display via HDMI port. Now I want to connect it to another display (so I got 3 displays in total, including the integrated display of my laptop). It has 2 USB Type-C 3.2 ports (No thunderbolt). So my...
  18. R

    [SOLVED] Does this data transfer workflow on my Dell XPS 15 laptop seem logical? Need advice.

    I posted this in another forum just now so forgive me if you've seen this elsewhere but I'm in a bit of a predicament and need all the help I can get. So I recently got signed onto a gig doing data wrangling on a film shoot. I am working on a Dell XPS 15 7590 laptop which has 1 USB C...
  19. jr5furacao

    Question HELP - Need a Thunderbolt AMD Motherboard

    I feel so unlucky, because so many decisions I took added up to me being completely out of choice. I chose going AMD for the CPU on my build, and paired it with a USB-C motherboard because someone told me that it could read Thunderbolt---turns out it cannot. just read this if you are in a...
  20. S

    [SOLVED] Thunderbolt drive to USB C(3.1) is that possible?

    Hey! I have an old WD MyBook Thunderbolt Duo 4gb that I used for My iMac several years ago and it's gathering dust now. I'd like to use it on my PC (no thunderbolt port). I researched for thunderbolt(or mini Display Port) to USB C adapter like this one with no luck, they're all unidirectional...
  21. C

    [SOLVED] Can I convert USB-C to Thunderbolt 2?

    Hello, First time posting in a forum but i'm pretty desperate. I'm using an outdated mid-2011 iMac 27". For music composition I need an external SSD to store my software instruments, allowing for quick writing into my DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). I've purchased the Seagate 1TB SSD from...
  22. G

    Question Can a 4k 30fps hub work output 1080p at 60fps?

    So, my mom needs both new home computer and laptop. I've suggested a thunderbolt dock with power delivery that says it supports 4k at 30fps, but she has just a standard fullhd monitor. Will it run run at fullhd without problems?
  23. A

    Question USB4-ready likely if board is Thunderbolt-ready?

    Hello all, I'm aiming to start a new build that will be as future-proof as possible and a big concern for me is USB4. I'm not in any need of the bandwidth, for now at least, but love the idea of powerful and intuitive charging ports and also of everything coalescing around the type-C outlet...
  24. bleepbloops

    Build Advice Threadripper 3960x Build

    I've done a fair amount of research recently for a non-aficionado but I could really use some assistance. Is this about as good as I can do on a 3960x build? Open to all thoughts and suggestions. Must be quiet or silent unless overclocking. Will need...
  25. Charlsp90

    Question Adding Thunderbolt port to MSI 970 Gaming Motherboard.

    Hello - I built a gaming PC (on a budget) a while ago. I have a 970 Gaming (MS-7693) Motherboards, with an AMD FX-8370 8C Processor. I usually work from home and want to connect my USB-c docking station to my desktop. I know i'd need to add a thunderbolt type extension but I'm not sure which...
  26. P

    [SOLVED] Do you know any DIY NAS building guide for video editing?

    Hi. I have been looking everywhere for a good DIY NAS build guide that is suitable for 4K video editing but I am not finding any good one. Can anyone point me to any good tutorial that might help?
  27. Macenstein

    Question Is there a way to get Thunderbolt working on an AMD motherboard?

    I am very interested in building a workstation with these new Threadrippers AMD announced today, but we use thunderbolt a lot in our current Mac setups, and I had heard Intel did not license Thuderbolt to AMD (despite claiming they would make Thunderbolt open source 2 years ago), so you can't...
  28. L

    [SOLVED] Adding Thunderbolt To my PC

    Hello everybody, I would like to add Thunderbolt to my PC, but I am having trouble finding the starting point. Here's what I have on my tower: 3 full-height PCI 1 full-height PCIe x1 2 full-height PCIe x16 What is pci express version in my pc? Is there a thunderbolt card that works with my pc...
  29. A

    [SOLVED] DisplayPort vs ThunderBolt DisplayPort (usb-c)

    I was willing to buy Gigabte z390 Designare and it has thunderbolt displayport using the usb-c output. I would like to know if the thunderbolt displayport image will be exactly the same of a regular displayport . I have a little bit of light sensitivity so I would like to know if it looks...
  30. D

    Question USB 3.1 eXtensible Host Controller problem

    Hello, I just don't know where to start. I'm trying to fix this issue for a week now and can't figure it out. My USB 3.1 eXtensible Host Controller is missing from my device manager list. It's hidden when i got no usb flash connected to it. As soon as i connect something to the port, it wakes up...
  31. M

    Question KVM Switch with 6 USB's?

    - I'm looking for a KVM Switch that allows me to operate both my Macbook and my Desktop computer (Not Simultaneously) with the same peripherals and the same monitor. - I intend to plug the monitor into the desktop directly using HDMI to DVI, and HDMI to HDMI into the KVM for the MacBook. - The...
  32. M

    Question Basic USB-C to Thunderbolt 3 Question

    Can I connect a Thunderbolt 3 HUB to a MacBook 12" (non-Thunderbolt 3) USB-C port and still have all HUB ports usable (ignoring drop in transfer speed)? HUB in question: OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock I know OWC sells USB-C HUB model, but...
  33. B

    Question i7 9700K Air Cooler Advice

    Hello. I am looking for an air cooler for i7 9700K temporarily. I just tried my friend's Thermaltake Contac Silent 12 with its stock TIM but I feel like it's not a great air cooler even if I will use it temporarily. The temp is around 68-78 while playing Battlefield V, it was sometimes hiting...
  34. S

    [SOLVED] Can i play gta 5

    Can i play gta 5 on xeon E3-1225 3.10 ghz
  35. K

    Question Uninstalling EpicGamesLauncher

    I've uninstalled Epic Games Launcher through Add/Remove Programs but this still remains in start up under Task Manager. How do I get rid of it? Thanks!
  36. T

    [SOLVED] Can i upgrade my APU to a normal CPU?

    I currently have a AMD A6-6400K APU and i want to upgrade it to a AMD Athlon X2 340. Will i be able to do it without a dedicated graphics card?
  37. K

    HI grade model W651UI Laptop

    Can anyone guide me where I could purchase a new power Supply and laptop battery from as Hi Grade computers have gone out of business. Thanks for all your help it is so much appreciated
  38. I

    My pc doesn't start up

    So i built a new $300 pc. everything went great i installed windows 10, but after like 3 minutes my pc freezed and i couldn't move my mouse. i turned it off by switching psu button. when it said no singal. Can somebody help me? btw i don't have a graphics card. it is integrated
  39. B

    Sell my laptop

    I have a toshiba s55 screen is broke but works fine
  40. S

    [SOLVED] Best wireless routers for Gaming

    Hey looking for some help. Want to get a new router, but dont know what to get. Have 150mbps internet. i pc , and console gaming mostly, couple phones on network. would like some recommendations on a new wireless router. thanks