After troubleshooting all day, If anyone has trouble with thier framework laptop crashing/freezing up when connected to a Thunderbolt external GPU make sure you are plugged in directly to the Motherboard thunderbolt connector and not the Expansion Card. I was experiencing a ton of windows issues until I figured out that in order to make it run properly it has to be connected to the empy bay’s Thunderbolt connector…
Mine would not work properly plugged into the USB-C expansion card, I removed the card and the issue went away. It could be that I have a bad card or something, but plugging into the main port seemed to fix my problem.
I would not advice this. The expansion cards act as a tension break and help to ensure that the mainboard connector is not stressed. If you are rough on an expansion card it messes up only the expansion card port, and not the port on the mainboard. The same can not be said if you are connecting to the port directly soldered to the mainboard.
If you are having issues with the expansion card, have you tried another? Additionally have you tried changing the orientation of the USB C cable coming off the Core X Razer? (IE: flip the cable 180 degrees and plug it in)
After reloading my OS, installing the driver pack again and replacing the USB-C cable with a beefier better grade one. It is now working through the USB expansion slot. I think the issue was most likely a bad windows 10 update that carried over to the new OS. It is working now through the Expansion Port. Thanks all
This may or may not be helpful to someone in the future, but when I used my Razer Chroma X (the one with the fancy lights and extra ports), it would bluescreen before it hit the desktop.
IT WORKED FINE when I used a regular razer external box (no lights or USB or crap).
I chalked it up to the extra ports and lights being generally useless.