How to BootCamp eGPU MacBook Pro 2019 16 inch
Hello eGPU community,
I've recently purchased myself the MBP 2020 16 inch, and I was looking forward to be using BC on this device. On the side, I have a MBP 2016 15 inch, which I've used Nando's DSDT. This was pretty straight-forward to follow. I've tried copying this method for the 16 inch, but alas. I've tried a couple of different methods so far:
1. Nando's DSDT override. I've extracted a new DSDT table, added the QWordMemory part and put it in a Clover drive for me to try and boot. Result was blue screen.
2. Comparing the DSDT table of the 16 inch vs the 15 inch, I noticed there was a difference. The 16 inch already had a QWordMemory part, so I've tried adding the part according to the tutorial, and I've also tried removing this. Both resulted in blue screen.
3. automate-eGPU EFI by goalque. I've also tried using this boot method, but same result. The booting screen also said 'no eGPU detected'. (Possible because I didn't install drivers yet?)
All of these methods, I've tried on a separate partition, not a separate USB drive. This has worked fine for my 15 inch MBP and I prefer it this way.
Does anybody know the solution on how to fix error 12 code for the 16 inch MBP? I would greatly appreciate it!
@wunair, This section is for completed builds only. Review 2019 16" MBP builds: https://egpu.io/best-external-graphics-card-builds/
Edit: moved this topic to appropriate section.
@Wunair this is the thread you are looking for friend - https://egpu.io/forums/bootcamp/macbook-pro-16-windows-egpu-error-12-fix/
Follow steps 1 and 2 and you're away. I've tried it on Windows versions 1903, and the latest 'Fast Insider' version, both on my Macbook 16", and it works perfectly.
@arizor, Thank you for this!
I've indeed been reading that thread and another thread that suggests installing a Windows Insider version would also make it work.
The guide you've sent me involves switching ports (which seems a bit tedious to do every boot). Wouldn't it be easier to try the Windows Insider solution?
Unfortunately, I just tried this
but I end up with error 12 still 🙁
@mac_editor, Thanks for your suggestion mac_editor!
I've followed the steps, but unfortunately I can't even get passed the installation. When I am done setting up the country and keyboard settings, I get a blue screen. After reboot I get a pop-up saying I've encountered an unexpected error. It goes like this in a loop until I go back to MacOS :S. I've tried using the 1903 v1 version 18362.30
Edit: I seem to have encountered a weird installation issue. I've just tried installing version 1909 again (which normally works) but I even get a blue screen with this. It seems deleting the BootCamp partition has caused some kind of issue.
Edit 2: I've completely reformatted my drive and tried installing version 1903, but I still end up with blue screen.
Great news. The port dance isn't ideal but it literally takes me about 10 seconds so I am absolutely ok with it for now!
I wonder if there are any solutions regarding the port dance, at this point I'm considering selling my sonnet box and getting a razer core x as I've head that they don't require the port dance.
Macbook Pro 16 2019 i7 5300m + Sonnet TB3 Breakaway-box 350w + MSI 570 8GB + Samsung U28E590D 4K