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solomani
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Hi all,

Is it possible to boot from macOS to Windows with the Nvidia eGPU active?  It worked when I had an AMD (5600 XT) but with Nvidia (GTX 2600 Super) whenever I try I get error 43, but if I plug it in after Windows has booted up, it works fine.

Thanks in advance.

2019 15" MacBook Pro (Vega20) [9th,8C,H] + RX 5600 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 17763 [build link]  

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Mini i5
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@solomani

No, Mac OS doesn’t have driver support for recent Nvidia cards. 

 

2018 Mac Mini i5 / 6-core 3.0-4.1 Ghz / 32GB / 256GB / Intel UHD 630 / PowerColor Gaming Station / PowerColor dual-fan RX 5700 XT / Mac OS 10.15.6 Catalina / Windows 2004 😏 / Dual LG 27" 4K displays


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solomani
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Isn't it a Windows thing not a MacOs thing?  I have the proper Nvidia drivers installed under windows.

2019 15" MacBook Pro (Vega20) [9th,8C,H] + RX 5600 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 17763 [build link]  

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Mini i5
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@solomani

Yeah, you’re one of several Nvidia users reporting that only hot-plugging is working in Windows now. 

It’s disappointing. 

 

 

 

2018 Mac Mini i5 / 6-core 3.0-4.1 Ghz / 32GB / 256GB / Intel UHD 630 / PowerColor Gaming Station / PowerColor dual-fan RX 5700 XT / Mac OS 10.15.6 Catalina / Windows 2004 😏 / Dual LG 27" 4K displays


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solomani
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Cool, thanks for the clarification. 

2019 15" MacBook Pro (Vega20) [9th,8C,H] + RX 5600 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 17763 [build link]  

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cofulese
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@solomani, I’ve noticed that if you set the boot camp partition as the Startup Disk in MacOS Settings, it boots into Windows fine with the eGPU plugged in and turned on. You still need to unplug it and hold down option to boot back into MacOS.

MacBook Pro 16 Razer Core X RTX2070 Super.

 

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To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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solomani
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@cofulese, do you mean via the boot menu when the machine boots up (holding alt) or the startup menu under MacOS?  The later doesn't work for me under Catalina, have not tried the former though.

 

2019 15" MacBook Pro (Vega20) [9th,8C,H] + RX 5600 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 17763 [build link]  

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cofulese
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@solomani, In MacOS System Preferences, there’s an item called Startup Disk. If you set the Bootcamp partition to be the startup disk in there, Windows will be the default OS at startup time. Ive done that because I use Windows more than MacOS for gaming. My machine boots fine (into Windows) with the eGPU turned on and connected like that.

 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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solomani
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@cofulese, That's how I switch but I get error 43.  I'll test it from a power-off raw boot and see.  What card do you have out of interest?

 

2019 15" MacBook Pro (Vega20) [9th,8C,H] + RX 5600 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X Chroma) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 17763 [build link]  

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cofulese
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@solomani, I have a Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC 3x 8G. Latest Windows version, was pretty much plug and play for me.

 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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