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Jean Gerald Muyuela
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i dont have osx option on boot selection....... i fucked up something?

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Tomás García
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Hey there guys. A new BootCamp Software update has just come up for the RP450 dGPU on my 15" 2016 MB Pro. I use my eGPU with an external display, so, is it recommended to update the driver? I have uninstalled the RP450 drivers with DDU following this guide. Will updating prevent my machine to recognize the eGPU?

2016 15" MacBook Pro (RP450) [6th,4C,H] + RX 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 350D) + macOS 10.13.2 & Win10 [build link]  

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ReidarNikolai
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Hello
Thanks for such a good guide!
2017 MBP 15" with Sonnet 550 and MSI Radeon 580 here - works well.
I have not disconnected the left ports - yet. My Sonnet and EXT drive is on the right side.
When I connect my OWC TB2 Hub to the left side I get code 12.
I am thinking that if my keyboard was bluetooth. Then I am good.

Thanks again for the guide.

ReidarNikolai

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jipsom
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Can anyone advise which PCIe controller to disable in a 2017 iMac (4k 21inch)? The configuration is somewhat different to the Macbooks: https://imgur.com/a/nh0pg

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Tyler Kellogg
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I got hosed by the dGPU disabled windows boot hang problem when windows crashed on me and refInd disappeared (forcing me into osx).

I took a look at the gpu-switch source code and was able to recover by setting integrated on boot via entering single user mode and using the nvram command to override the gpu-power-prefs setting.  FYI, if someone else gets stuck.

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Acclaim
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Thanks for the guide @itsage!

Everything is working well with my 2017 MBP 15-inch with Aorus 1070 gaming box.... except (there's always an except isn't there?) that my screen flickers while running on the integrated gpu. It is constantly flickering to black unless I am moving my mouse/taxing the cpu. Previously (prior to following this guide) when I booted into windows to use the dGPU things worked well. As well, when I open a 3D application running on my eGPU (Overwatch for example), I have no black screen flickering. It only seems to persist when the iGPU is being used to drive the display.

Any thoughts? Have others experienced this issue?

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Acclaim
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Posted by: Acclaim

Thanks for the guide @itsage!

Everything is working well with my 2017 MBP 15-inch with Aorus 1070 gaming box.... except (there's always an except isn't there?) that my screen flickers while running on the integrated gpu. It is constantly flickering to black unless I am moving my mouse/taxing the cpu. Previously (prior to following this guide) when I booted into windows to use the dGPU things worked well. As well, when I open a 3D application running on my eGPU (Overwatch for example), I have no black screen flickering. It only seems to persist when the iGPU is being used to drive the display.

Any thoughts? Have others experienced this issue?

Problem solved! I found a post by @itsage which stated that the screen flickering was caused by power saving features that can be disabled in the Intel drivers settings. The setting people need to disable is called "Panel Self-Refresh." Disabling this option allows for the iGPU to run flicker-free. 

Cheers!

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Matthew James
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I have a MacBook Pro 15 Touchbar and an Aorus 1080 Gaming Box. I am new to Mac/Bootcamp and didnt really want to mess with the settings too much, mostly out of fear. I kept getting Error 12 and Error 43 after a fresh install. I found every time I would run DDU, plug it in and then Run Geforce Experience, it would work just fine... until I shut down or restarted the computer. I found a suggestion somewhere to shut down the computer completely and then, once you turn back on, plug the eGpu in just as the windows logo appears. This has worked almost every single time for me.

Hope this helps someone and if anyone has any other suggestions that may solve my issue I am open, but for now this is a fix for me.

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comfycat
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@matthew_james have you tried spoofing a macOS boot with rEFInd? I have a much older Macbook, 2013 13", but I don't need to hot plug, I just completely shut down, plug in eGPU (Aorus 1080), boot and get the rEFInd menu, spoof the macOS boot with the apple_set_os.efi, and then boot into Windows. Always detected, always works. Does this work with newer Macbooks?

You've been warned.
late-2013 13" MBP Retina + [email protected] (Aorus Gaming Box via TB3>TB2 adapter) + macOS10.13.3 & Win10

 
2013 13" MacBook Pro [4th,2C,U] + GTX 1080 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + macOS 10.13.3 & Win10 [build link]  


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lorandre89
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Hey Everyone

first of all thanks for any help yall can give me. 

I got a 2017 macbook pro 15' with touchbar. I bought me a vega 56 egpu with an enclosure sonnet 550w - everything runs well on an external display on high sierra apple OS.  (tried it even on heroes of the storm on ultra) - but I can't get it detected in my device manager on windows booted through bootcamp. (I looked at display and a bunch of other places in device manager - is it supposed to be somewhere else?).

Tried following some other advice I found here, uninstalled AMD drivers using the DDU and to install crimson 17.11.1 drivers but the drivers couldn't find the hardware. 
The box does turn on (blue light up front) when I plug it in thunderbolt 3 btw - the graphic card isn't spinning up though. 

Quite confused. would love some help to try some stuff Smile

Thanks!

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