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Moumouls
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Thanks for the set up guide ! It works perfectly with the eGFX Breakway 350 and a GTX 1070ti.
I have just some suggestions. Is'it possible to add more details on boot procedure for each model ( 13" and 15" ) and for each if we want to use an external display ( for a higher H2D with Nvidia GPUs, boot without set_apple_os.efi ) or use the internal display ( need to run integrated.bat for a 15" and not needed for a 13" ).
After a child calcul it's just 4 case to describe it and i think it may be help a lot of persons Smile ( Sorry i'm french it's possibble to have a approximative english here 😉 )
PS : We can add a optional example when the user use a Clever Boot method.

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Trevor Cobb
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I have a mid-2017 13" Macbook Pro with Touchbar. I bought a Power Color (Tul) Devilbox to use to BIOS mod each of the AMD GPU's in my mining rigs. I was pissed when booting it into Win10 Creators Update and it would hang at the Windows logo with artifacts everywhere. I found this tutorial, and having previously used rEFInd to triple boot another Macbook Pro, I found it pretty easy to follow, and the apple_set_os.efi at least allowed me to boot my system up while having the GPU attached to it by using the . I can also confirm that by disabling the "Thunderbolt" device with Hardware ID "PCIVEN_8086&DEV_15D2&SUBSYS_11112222&REV_02" and the 802.11ac Wifi device, I was able to rid myself of the Error 12 Yellow Exclamation over my GPU in device manager. I'm familiar with DDU, and I did boot Win10 into safemode and run it, but I'm not sure if it was absolutely necessary in my case. anyway, i hope this info helps someone else. I can successfully mine on a single GPU on my Mac under Win10, but that's not the goal. It's to be able to not take down my entire mining rig to mod my cards one at a time.

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Baldrick2187
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Hello

I have a Macbook Pro 15" mid 2017 and the Aorus Gaming Box GTX 1080. Does the setup procedure outlined by itsage  change at all?  I want to set the thing up but I'm not sure where to start, I've seen lots of conflicting experiences in the forums. Any help would be appreciated. Otherwise I'll have to send the paperweight back and buy an xbox.

Apple has made some firmware improvements in the mid-2017 MacBook Pro. Windows 10 now shows “Large Memory” under Device Manager » View » Resources by connection. This means some Mid 2017 MacBook Pros may be able to use eGPU without encountering error 12, no workaround needed.

Thanks 

Baldrick

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itsage
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@baldrick2187 If you're planning on using an external monitor with the AORUS 1080 Gaming Box then plug it into different TB3 port to see whether the eGPU works plug-and-play with your 2017 15" MBP. For internal display eGPU acceleration, I'd recommend following the steps in this guide.

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Baldrick2187
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@itsage

Thank you for your response.

I tried hot plugging but nothing happens whatsoever. I’ve got the laptop to use the intel HD graphics 630 but I’m unable to install the nvidia drivers, a dialogue pops up saying I need an nvidia Gpu. 😩

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itsage
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You need to use apple_set_os.efi as stated in the setup guide.

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2013 Mac Pro (FP D500 x2) [3rd,12C,E] + RX 5700 XT @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Mantiz Saturn Pro) + macOS 11 [build link]  


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Baldrick2187
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I have it. I plugged in the egpu and ran windows using apple_set_os.efi. But when I went to the device manager the egpu wasn’t detected. Only the intel HD graphics 630 and a basic display adapter (560). 

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detunedradios
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Hey there! Looking into getting an eGPU setup going with a Radeon RX 580, a Sonnet Breakaway 350, and a 2016 15" MBP. Sounds like it's plug and play in macOS, but Windows sounds quite a bit trickier.

Here's the main concern I have, and which I'm having trouble finding info about. I plan to use my eGPU setup exclusively with an external monitor, with the laptop closed. Internal display acceleration isn't a concern for me. However, when I'm away from my eGPU and external monitor, I still may need to be able to use my MBP's dGPU in Boot Camp for the internal display. How much of a problem will it be to go back and forth between using my dGPU and hooking up to my eGPU, and how would I go about doing it (if it's possible)?

2016 15" MacBook Pro - 2.7GHz Core i7, Radeon Pro 460 4GB, 1TB SSD
Sonnet Breakaway Box 350, modded with 650W PSU, with Radeon RX Vega 64


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Gagan Malik
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I have a doubt, after everything is done (installing eGPU, and everything),
1) What all do we need to do before switching back to macOS?
2) Will rEFiND boot screen will appear everytime I switch on the laptop?
3) Will everything be normal with the macOS?
4) If I am on the go, and I want to use Amd graphics on Windows, then what would I have to do?

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Arthy
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Hi everyone,

Thanks for the guide!
I'm stuck at the post-REFIND stage. The GPU does not appear in device manager. However, LEDs and USB do work.
I'm using a GTX670 in an AORUS 1070 v1.0 enclosure, on a 2016 TB MBP 13 (Bootcamp Win10 64 Fall Update).

Is there anything I may have missed?

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