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Cycloned
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I'm not sure if it worked for me.

My laptop : Late 2016 15" MBP, i7 2.9 GHz, Radeon 460 Pro
eGPU and Card: Akitio Node TB3 + GTX 1070

I followed your steps and the 1070 showed up after 8 minutes with an error 12. I disabled and renabled but the yellow warning sign didn't go away and it still showed error 12.

I then uninstalled the drivers and restarted. The card still shows up with a warning sign and error 12.

Did it work?

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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OliverB
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Posted by: brandmee.ch, Marco Leu

5. Uninstall apple provided drivers "AMD Radeon", check the option that you want to remove installation files.

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9. Reboot immediately. The macbook monitor hangs. https://prntscr.com/n7e1nt
when the external monitor appears windows and works. https://prntscr.com/n7e1sy

The problem is that I have no other device like mouse or htc vive pro can connect. the screen freezes.

@brandmee_ch_marco_leu Unfortunately Step 5 didn't work correctly. As you can still see "Radeon Pro 455", the default Apple Driver hasn't been removed.
My Tip: Start Again from Step 5, but use the Tool "DDU" (is coming with the Bootcampdrivers) to uninstall all Radeon Driver.

I just have changed this step in my guide, because it's the more reliable way.

The rest of the guide keeps the same.

Posted by: wilkmn

Hey, someone mentioned in Reddit that they recommend plugging the TB3 from the eGPU to the MacBook right when you see the Windows 10 loading circle appear.

Would you recommend this?

@wilkmn This trick "plugging-in during the loading circle" is only necessary under certain circumstances where the computer won't boot with the eGPU Plugged in. In you system this is not necessary, but booting with the eGPU plugged-in already, it should be good.

Posted by: Cycloned

I'm not sure if it worked for me.

My laptop : Late 2016 15" MBP, i7 2.9 GHz, Radeon 460 Pro
eGPU and Card: Akitio Node TB3 + GTX 1070

I followed your steps and the 1070 showed up after 8 minutes with an error 12. I disabled and renabled but the yellow warning sign didn't go away and it still showed error 12.

I then uninstalled the drivers and restarted. The card still shows up with a warning sign and error 12.

Did it work?

@cycloned Unfortunately it didn't work. Error 12 is not supposed to appear with nVidia cards. This can have two reasons:

1) The GPU is defective.
2) Windows is defective.

This post was modified 1 year ago

2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 & macOS 10.15.4 [build link]  


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Cycloned
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Posted by: OliverB
Posted by: Cycloned

I'm not sure if it worked for me.

My laptop : Late 2016 15" MBP, i7 2.9 GHz, Radeon 460 Pro
eGPU and Card: Akitio Node TB3 + GTX 1070

I followed your steps and the 1070 showed up after 8 minutes with an error 12. I disabled and renabled but the yellow warning sign didn't go away and it still showed error 12.

I then uninstalled the drivers and restarted. The card still shows up with a warning sign and error 12.

Did it work?

@cycloned Unfortunately it didn't work. Error 12 is not supposed to appear with nVidia cards. This can have two reasons:

1) The GPU is defective.
2) Windows is defective.

I don't think either of those reasons are correct.

I was able to get my 1070 to work with itsage's most recent tutorial on fixing error 12 with goalesque's automate eGPU + custom DSDT.aml.

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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wilkmn
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Posted by: OliverB
Posted by: wilkmn

Hey, someone mentioned in Reddit that they recommend plugging the TB3 from the eGPU to the MacBook right when you see the Windows 10 loading circle appear.

Would you recommend this?

@wilkmn This trick "plugging-in during the loading circle" is only necessary under certain circumstances where the computer won't boot with the eGPU Plugged in. In you system this is not necessary, but booting with the eGPU plugged-in already, it should be good.

Good to know, sir! I'm now extremely confident in this and will try today. I'll report my experience later on. A MASSIVE thank you.

@OliverB, OK so everything ran extremely smooth. I installed Windows, hot plugged and heard a sound of the eGPU connecting to the machine. I didn't get any notification on installing drivers though. I went to Device Manager to see the GTX 1080 Ti yellow banged, I followed the steps to disable the device, not restarting and then enabling it again, but unfortunately it still gives me the yellow bang.

 

What should I do?

 

Edit: I checked the yellow bang and it is Code: 43.

Edit 2: Would you recommend following this? https://egpu.io/forums/expresscard-mpcie-m-2-adapters/script-nvidia-error43-fixer/

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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OliverB
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Posted by: wilkmn

@OliverB, OK so everything ran extremely smooth. I installed Windows, hot plugged and heard a sound of the eGPU connecting to the machine. I didn't get any notification on installing drivers though. I went to Device Manager to see the GTX 1080 Ti yellow banged, I followed the steps to disable the device, not restarting and then enabling it again, but unfortunately it still gives me the yellow bang.

 

What should I do?

 

Edit: I checked the yellow bang and it is Code: 43.

Edit 2: Would you recommend following this? https://egpu.io/forums/expresscard-mpcie-m-2-adapters/script-nvidia-error43-fixer/

@nando's solution is not for TB3. It won't help here.

Error 43 has normally two reasons:
1) Card is defective
2) eGPU has not been correctly initialized (yet).

If you can rule out 1), it's 2). In most cases (not always) disabling and re-enabling the eGPU is enough. It's not always the case (happened to me, too) then you have either unplug and replug the eGPU or more reliably: Reboot.

If you reboot you have follow Step C7) if not you will lose internal display, but for just testing the GPU an internal display is not mandatory.

Posted by: Cycloned
Posted by: OliverB
Posted by: Cycloned

I'm not sure if it worked for me.

My laptop : Late 2016 15" MBP, i7 2.9 GHz, Radeon 460 Pro
eGPU and Card: Akitio Node TB3 + GTX 1070

I followed your steps and the 1070 showed up after 8 minutes with an error 12. I disabled and renabled but the yellow warning sign didn't go away and it still showed error 12.

I then uninstalled the drivers and restarted. The card still shows up with a warning sign and error 12.

Did it work?

@cycloned Unfortunately it didn't work. Error 12 is not supposed to appear with nVidia cards. This can have two reasons:

1) The GPU is defective.
2) Windows is defective.

I don't think either of those reasons are correct.

I was able to get my 1070 to work with itsage's most recent tutorial on fixing error 12 with goalesque's automate eGPU + custom DSDT.aml.

Yes, there are always exception for anything. I my case, I never had Error 12 with almost 100 nVidia cards. It's definitely not a very common thing to happen. AMD cards are another story though.

2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 & macOS 10.15.4 [build link]  


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Marco Leu
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I have uninstalled the driver with DDU. https://prntscr.com/n7xv5v

My Setup: MacBookPro Touch Late 2016, i7 2.7GHz, 16GB Ram, AMD Radeon Pro 455 + Razer Core X + Sapphire Nitro+ Vega 64


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wilkmn
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Posted by: OliverB
Posted by: wilkmn

@OliverB, OK so everything ran extremely smooth. I installed Windows, hot plugged and heard a sound of the eGPU connecting to the machine. I didn't get any notification on installing drivers though. I went to Device Manager to see the GTX 1080 Ti yellow banged, I followed the steps to disable the device, not restarting and then enabling it again, but unfortunately it still gives me the yellow bang.

 

What should I do?

 

Edit: I checked the yellow bang and it is Code: 43.

Edit 2: Would you recommend following this? https://egpu.io/forums/expresscard-mpcie-m-2-adapters/script-nvidia-error43-fixer/

@nando's solution is not for TB3. It won't help here.

Error 43 has normally two reasons:
1) Card is defective
2) eGPU has not been correctly initialized (yet).

If you can rule out 1), it's 2). In most cases (not always) disabling and re-enabling the eGPU is enough. It's not always the case (happened to me, too) then you have either unplug and replug the eGPU or more reliably: Reboot.

If you reboot you have follow Step C7) if not you will lose internal display, but for just testing the GPU an internal display is not mandatory.

Hey @OliverB

1) Card shouldn't be defective, it was taken from my personal computer where it worked perfectly fine.

2) I don't really understand this, sorry.

 

I will try to uninstall the drivers as C7) explained and reboot immediately and see if it works out.

Would you have any plan B if this wouldn't work out?

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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OliverB
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Posted by: brandmee.ch, Marco Leu

I have uninstalled the driver with DDU. https://prntscr.com/n7xv5v

@brandmee_ch_marco_leu did you continue my guide with Step 6 Installing Bootcampdrivers?

Posted by: wilkmn

Hey @OliverB

1) Card shouldn't be defective, it was taken from my personal computer where it worked perfectly fine.

2) I don't really understand this, sorry.

 

I will try to uninstall the drivers as C7) explained and reboot immediately and see if it works out.

Would you have any plan B if this wouldn't work out?

@wilkmn

1) Good. It's best  to test with another system.

2) I want to say that the plugging of the eGPU is not 100% reliable in Windows. Sometimes it just doesn't work as it is supposed to. That's when you may get an unexpected Error 43 which can't be removed by disabling and reenabling the GPU.

This Error 43 must disappear latest after next reboot. If Error 43 doesn't vanish, you must  either recheck the hardware (GPU, enclosure, cable) or reinstall the software (Windows) :/

Persistent Error 43 means, either hardware or software is defective.

This post was modified 1 year ago

2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 & macOS 10.15.4 [build link]  


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wilkmn
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Posted by: wilkmn

Hey @OliverB

1) Card shouldn't be defective, it was taken from my personal computer where it worked perfectly fine.

2) I don't really understand this, sorry.

 

I will try to uninstall the drivers as C7) explained and reboot immediately and see if it works out.

Would you have any plan B if this wouldn't work out?

@wilkmn

1) Good. It's best  to test with another system.

2) I want to say that the plugging of the eGPU is not 100% reliable in Windows. Sometimes it just doesn't work as it is supposed to. That's when you may get an unexpected Error 43 which can't be removed by disabling and reenabling the GPU.

This Error 43 must disappear latest after next reboot. If Error 43 doesn't vanish, you must  either recheck the hardware (GPU, enclosure, cable) or reinstall the software (Windows) :/

Persistent Error 43 means, either hardware or software is defective.

Yeah. Is it safe to go to Device Manager and right click the GTX 1080 Ti with the yellow bang, and press "Update driver"?

Since I never got that notification of Windows trying to automatically install any sort of drivers after hot plugging the eGPU to a fresh install of Windows 10.

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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sabrefv
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I completely agree with what @Oliverb is saying

I just connected a TB2 MacBook (MacBook air 13.3 early 2015 A1466 8GB RAM i5 5250U) to a TB3 enclosure (Sonnet egfx Breakaway 350W) and it works great. I used an apple TB3 to TB 2 adapter plugged into the enclosure and a TB2 cable from there to the TB2 port on the Macbook. I got good benchmarks and it was all plug and play . no DSDT Override. No EFI-Bootloader. Not this hack, No that hack. Bootcamp Windows 1803.

Lenovo Yoga 730, Dell XPS 13
Akitio Node, Gigabyte Aorus 1070
Sapphire Nitro RX 580, Nvidia GE Force GTX 1070

 
2018 13" Lenovo Yoga 730 [8th,4C,U] + GTX 1050 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Lenovo TB3 GFX Dock) + Win10 1803 [build link]  


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