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Valorix
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Hi,

I've look a lot of posts before and I cannot find the solution to my issue :

Settings :

  • Mac Mini 2018 Big Sur
  • Razer Chroma X + RTX 3070
  • Bootcamp with Windows 10 on an external drive

Everything worked fine until a Mac OS update, now my GPU appearing on Windows as "Microsoft basic display adapter"
And the usb port of the Chroma X as ASMEDIA USB Controller.

I've try to boot without the eGPU on and start it after, delete all the driver but still the same.
Once it worked but when I've restart the issue was back and since I never succeded.

I ask for help before selling my eGPU for a normal Window computer.

 

Thanks all

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Mac Mini 2018
64G RAM
Razer Chroma X
Nvidia RTX3070


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Valorix
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Anyone else in this case ?

Mac Mini 2018
64G RAM
Razer Chroma X
Nvidia RTX3070


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mac_editor
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Joined: 5 years ago
 

@valorix, add your system configuration to your signature. Usually if the GPU is showing up as Basic Adapter it means the drivers are missing. What happens when you try to install NVIDIA drivers manually? If you can, share screenshots of Device Manager with details of the basic adapter after installing the drivers. 

 

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Valorix
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Hi,

Thanks for your answer.

Yes I've try to re-install everything, once when I've changed the port, it installed everything and after it worked, but when I restart same issue.
The eGPU work perfectly on a Windows native laptop.

The detail of the basic adapter is :

Appareil PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_2484&SUBSYS_404C1458&REV_A1\8&9623d46&0&000800200009 a été configuré.

Nom du pilote : display.inf
GUID de classe : {4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
Date du pilote : 06/21/2006
Version du pilote : 10.0.19041.1
Fournisseur du pilote : Microsoft
Section du pilote : MSBDA
Classement du pilote : 0xFB2006
Numéro d'identification d'appareil correspondant : PCI\CC_0300
Pilotes surclassés :
Appareil mis à jour : false
Appareil parent : PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_15D3&SUBSYS_00021A58&REV_02\7&168a562c&0&0800200009

 

Thanks

Mac Mini 2018
64G RAM
Razer Chroma X
Nvidia RTX3070


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Valorix
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I followed your instruction and it worked for a while, but now it back to the same error, I'm thinking about to give up eGPU on Mac Mini Windows.

Mac Mini 2018
64G RAM
Razer Chroma X
Nvidia RTX3070


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Mini i5
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@valorix, Haven’t seen anyone report success with Windows installed on an external drive. 

The 2018 model has the small (256 GB) internal SSD as standard. Makes it difficult to fit in a Bootcamp partition, for sure.

But once I set up Win10 20H2 (now updated to 21H1) on my Mini’s internal drive, my eGPU setup has been 100% reliable. 

 

2018 Mac Mini + AMD RX 6600 XT (Sonnet Breakaway Box 650) Monterey 12.1 pending + Windows 21H1

 
2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX 6600 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 650) + macOS 12.0 & Win10 21H1 [build link]  


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