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cab2k
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Hey so I have a 2019 13" Macbook Pro and im trying to use an RTX 2070 Super in a Razer Core X with it. when i first set it up a few weeks ago it did initially work. after restarting my mac it no longer recognizes my card or egpu, saying that thunderbolt functionality is limited, and after using DDU to uninstall any Nvidia drivers that might be messing things up, making sure to turn off auto-install drivers, it still wont work. whenever i try to install nvidia drivers it fails the system check, saying they may be "incompatible with this version of windows" I dont know a ton about what im doing and honestly did not do a lot of research before buying this egpu and enclosure but i am sure it was working when i first tried it but i don't know what to do and have been going a little crazy because i have tried a bunch of fixes from youtube and always end up failing the system check besides that first time when i actually was able to install the drivers. 🙁 

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cnon297
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Hi @cab2k, I had a similar issue (Nvidia drivers incompatible with Windows) last week with my 2019 13" MBPro (dual TB3) and an MSI 1080Ti in an AKiTiO Node.  I wasted some time downloading each previous Nvidia driver one at a time, installing and getting the same Windows incompatibility error each time.

 

Finally I lost patience and scrolled to the bottom of the Nvidia driver page and downloaded version 441.20, installed it and it worked!  I think it's from last October (2019) IIRC.  However, before you do that you may want to consider trying the Windows Restore feature.  Hopefully you created a Restore point after you got your eGPU working.  But if not, there still may be a valid Restore point you can use.

 

Run the Restore wizard (right-click on your computer name in a Windows folder, then click Security - Protection). Make sure to click on Show hidden Restore points.  Look for a date where your RTX eGPU was known to be working.  It doesn't have to be the most recent date.  Restore will not erase your Documents, Pictures, etc... tho it may uninstall apps that you've added since.  There's a button you can click to check which apps may be uninstalled.  If you can't find a valid Restore point, just remember to create one after you get your RTX eGPU working again.  It could save you some time & aggravation in the future.  Also, you may want to disable Windows updates afterwards.  They often seem to cause problems for eGPUs.

 

 

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2019 13" CTO MBPro dual TB3 4-core 1.4GHz i5 + Akitio Node + Vega56
2009 Mac Pro 5,1 with 3.47 6-core Xeon + AMD Radeon HD 7970 (flashed)


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cab2k
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@cnon297, I appreciate the advice, I did as suggested and still no luck, still unable to install the drivers 🙁 https://ibb.co/mFh2DqM

 

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