2016 tbMBP 15" Razer Core X Vega64 setup having random system freeze/crash
Just couple of days ago I installed "Untitled Goose Game" (UGG) and had a system freeze/crash similar to this video (happens around 56s mark):
It happened multiple times, and I was concerned because last time I had this happened it occurred while playing GTAV which turned out to be corrupted RAM and I had to send my MBP in for repair and they basically gave me a new body with the same screen (I suspect this was because they also had that flaming battery recall).
Doing some basic troubleshooting online, it seems like it either has something to do with the PSU of the eGPU enclosure or the CPU overheating, but I'm not aware of any methods to determine the exact cause. I just don't see how UGG would cause either the CPU or the GPU to overwork itself enough to force crash the computer.
Another likely culprit is the ground loop I have going on with my setup. I determined that there's a ground loop because when I plug in my speakers via RCA cable, there's static/hum/buzz. I'm not quite sure how this would affect my system or cause freezes/crashes, but it's definitely an item of concern to me as I'm afraid it might cause my CPU or GPU fry. But this is only because I'm not very knowledgeable of the relationship between electricity and my setup.
Just wondering if anyone has had similar/same problem and was able to solve it.
This also happens to me with 5700XT. Mantiz Venus + 5700XT, it even happens when watching YouTube on Chrome. Total War Three Kingdoms also have significantly worse performance than RTX2060. I don't know if it's the problem of the driver or power supply.
Did you ever find a fix for this?
I am having the exact same symptoms, including the hard crash and restart, and also a group loop over my speakers. I'm using a Razer Core X with an AMD Vega 64 on a 2018 MacBook Pro. The crash happens whether I am playing a game on the MacOS partition or Windows 10 partition.
This just started happening suddenly a few days ago. Up to that point, I had 6 months with no problems whatsoever.
I would appreciate if anyone could point me in a productive direction.