I’ve been working on setting up my Framework to be a scalable gaming rig. After much research, I was able to make the following build:
- Gigabyte Aorus Gaming Box eGPU Case as the case
- ASUS DUAL GeForce RTX 3060 Ti MINI OC as the upgraded GPU from the original case
Everything fits correctly with the setup. I even saw other folks on eGPU.io are doing a similar setup. However, when I hook it up to my Framework laptop with the Thunderbolt 3 cable that came with it, only the gaming box fan runs and charges my laptop. I made sure I have the Thunderbolt Control Center installed.
From reading online, it supposed to be a simple plug-and-play setup. I tested it on my HP work laptop and it was able to run no problem. The ASUS GPU lights up to show that it’s working and I was able to install the NVIDIA driver after that.
It seems to be a Framework issue since it still wont work on this laptop. I’ve search through the forums on here and it seems other folks have had issues as well, but they never mentioned the solution.
Has anyone else has this? I’m running Windows 10 and wondering if there’s somethin in the BIOS or somewhere else I need to tweak to have the Thunderbolt connection work.