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Leonardo Fettucciari
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@itsage, This worked. Still very weird, I need to figure out if the port switch procedure must be done every time or just the first time to solve error 12, but this worked!

As soon as I finish upcoming exams I'm gonna make an official build and post positive comments regarding my build on this post and the one you shared.

Thank you very much! Love this community <3

 

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itsage
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@leonardo_fettucciari, I have used this same boot loader on the 2018 Mac mini for a while. For a while I did not need to do the port dance at all. Then macOS system updates came out with firmware changes and I now need to do the port dance.

 

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Leonardo Fettucciari
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@itsage, Running MacOS 10.15.4 and sometimes had to do the dance some other times not. Seems like rebooting from Windows would allow me to avoid the dancing. Again: as exams end I will spend some more time on testing and will update with a build and guide, thanks again for sharing Smile

 

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Stvno
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Hey Folks,

my specs are a iMac 27 inch, 2019 with a Razer Core X and a RTX 2070 Super and I run Windows 10 with the latest Bootcamp drivers.

My system is running - I turn on the Razer x on the windows log in screen, then I got a 5 sec freeze and then everything is working. I installed nvidia driver and cuda drivers to get my 3D render going and disabled the internal AMD graphic card at the beginning with the DDU.

So in my device manager I have the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter and the RTX 2070 running but the problem is I have no Intel HD Graphics which run my viewports and stuff. For example when I want to install any Intel HD Graphics, it says, my system is not supported, when I try to update with windows update, it says, I have not the right specs to update (because of the missing Intel HD Graphics / OpenGL).

Is there any way or did I something wrong to get the Intel Graphic back running?
Or it is possible to run Windows with the internal AMD and just change the apps running with the nvidia (over the graphic settings)?
Or should a do a rerun?

Thank you very much!

Stvno

iMac 27inch 2019
3,6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
Radeon Pro Vega 48 8 GB
with a Razer Core X and a Nvidia RTX 2070 super


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james
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Thank you! My setup is a macbook pro 13 w/o touch bar 2017 hooked up to a razer core egpu with amd 5700xt and LG ultrafine monitor 24. for me, I needed to make sure the egpu was hooked up to the first tb port and the 2nd tb port to the LG monitor. I just ordered a bidirectional displayport to usb c cable so I can run the LG monitor off the egpu. On some pc games I'm having some keyboard/mouse lag issues.

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james
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I got my bidirectional DisplayPort to usb c cable but did not work with my LG ultrafine monitor. Tried it in Mac mode and bootcamp. I'll be returning this cable just so you know.

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joevt
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@james, which bi-directional cable did you get, so we know not to get the same one.

Other possibilities are listed at https://egpu.io/forums/gpu-monitor-peripherals/does-a-usb-c-monitor-support-displayport-input-over-a-usb-c-to-displayport-cable/paged/4/#post-79127

For best results, the Belkin Charge and Sync Cable for Huawei VR Glass seems to work most (and it will allow the USB features of the display).

 

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Welucas
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Posted by: @itsage

@leonardo_fettucciari, I have used this same boot loader on the 2018 Mac mini for a while. For a while I did not need to do the port dance at all. Then macOS system updates came out with firmware changes and I now need to do the port dance.

 

@itsage

I have been in a battle with my XFX RX 590 + razer x + macbook pro 16” + windows 10 latest version.

 

i have tried most of the ways people posted here, windows 10 v1, efi hack, etc.

Yesterday i decided to give up and install latest windows 10 and buy another GPU, for my surprise this morning when i turned on the pc the error 12 on my RX 590 was gone, there’s no errors anymore after windows updating, however when i plug my external monitor it doesn’t recognize it, seems like it’s still runing on my radeon 5500. If i try to open the AMD software it will say my software and drivers version do not match (thats with red drivers from bootcampdrivers) and if i try to run the RX590 drivers it will give me error 173 and won’t to ahead. 

would you have a clue on what i could try? 

if i hot plug it the egpu gets recognized straight away however i still couldn’t get it to work. 

thanks 🙏🏽

 

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Fred_erick
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Hi guys,

 

I have a MBP 16" and a HP Omen Accelerator with a Vega 56. I installed Win10 Pro 1809 Oct. I deinstalled the radeon driver with DDU and installed the driver from Bootcampdrivers.

With my MBP15" I found somewhere a thunderbold driver, where the icon is in the startbar and I can allow the tb device.

But I cant find the tb driver?

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itsage
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@fred_erick, You don't need Intel Thunderbolt Software or Thunderbolt Control Center for eGPU detection in Boot Camp.

@welucas I never had much good luck with XFX graphics cards. I would recommend exchanging it for other brands then try the setup procedure again.

 

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