Question Dock TB16 Dell, would it work with a TB3 supported desktop motherboard?

Mar 19, 2022
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Hi,

I have a Dell XPS 15 9570 with good specs that I use as a desktop replacement. However, it runs loud and i would like to reduce the noise when I'm working.

I have already most of the parts for a working desktop, I just need a CPU and mobo, so I was wondering if I should get a higher end mobo with thunderbolt 3 support.

My goal is to be able to switch the TB3 cable between the desktop and the laptop when needed. Would it work like this? If not, I would look to get a cheaper motherboard

Any info would be appreciated!
 

hang-the-9

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Yes the dock should work with the system, however with working with those docking statins with non Dell laptops they can have some odd issues with not detecting properly. I have one on a Lenovo laptop and every so often the mouse won't work, or the monitor would stop and I need to kill power to the dock and restart it to get them going again. I would assume a desktop PC is likely to have the same issues. Depending on the cost difference it may be worth to get the motherboard you really want anyway.
 
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