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2012 15" MacBook Pro (GT650M) [3rd,4C,Q] + GTX 1050 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS 10.12.4 & Win10 [Doren]  

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Doren
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Aug-8 updated: went from a GTX1050Ti -> RX460 -> GTX1050 which is now being used. Details here.


Hi, first to all I apologize for my english. 

Yesterday I build my first eGPU:

- Akitio Thunder2
- Asus GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB Phoenix
- PSU 120W 12V

Macbook Pro 15" mid 2012 non-retina GTX650M + Intel HD 4000 +16GB Ram + 480 SSD + 1TB HDD


 

I remove the plastic around the fan.

The install was very easy using the automate-eGPU.sh script by goalque on macOS Sierra:

1.- Install the card in the thunder2
2.- Plug it ti the Mac
3.- Run the script
4.- Restart
5.- Voila! all works great! 



On Windows (Creator Update) the things changes, for my specific MacBook Pro I just use the nando4's DIY eGPU software that makes very easy detect the eGPU from the boot manager.

The steps on Windows are:

1.- Install. Windows via Bootcamp without install the Nvidia GTX650M drivers
2.- Download and install the Nvidia Web Drivers
3.- Install nando4's DIY eGPU software and follow the instructions that nando4 sent me
4.- Connect the eGPU and on Windows
5.- Re-install the Nvidia Web Drivers
6.- Restart and check the eGPU is detected
7.- All run perfect Smile

Benchmark Heaven Windows

 

 

mid-2012 15'' Macbook Pro GT650M + [email protected] (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS10.12.6 & Win10 <-- using
mid-2012 15'' Macbook Pro GT650M + [email protected] (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS10.12 <-- no windows detection

 
2012 15" MacBook Pro (GT650M) [3rd,4C,Q] + RX 460 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS 10.12.5 [build link]  


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thomas.cool
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stupid question but are you sure you're doing an EFI install or win 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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Doren
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Posted by: thomas.cool

 

stupid question but are you sure you're doing an EFI install or win 10?

   

You're right, the first install was in EFI, now is MBR and the eGPU is detected using the nando4 software.

mid-2012 15'' Macbook Pro GT650M + [email protected] (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS10.12.6 & Win10 <-- using
mid-2012 15'' Macbook Pro GT650M + [email protected] (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS10.12 <-- no windows detection

 
2012 15" MacBook Pro (GT650M) [3rd,4C,Q] + RX 460 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS 10.12.5 [build link]  


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Doren
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I switch to AMD RX460 4GB, here is the post. Macbook pro mid 2012 rx460
Works perfect on macOS Sierra and High Sierra but no luck on Windows.

mid-2012 15'' Macbook Pro GT650M + [email protected] (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS10.12.6 & Win10 <-- using
mid-2012 15'' Macbook Pro GT650M + [email protected] (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS10.12 <-- no windows detection

 
2012 15" MacBook Pro (GT650M) [3rd,4C,Q] + RX 460 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS 10.12.5 [build link]  


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Doren
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Not bad for my old MacBook Pro Smile

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mid-2012 15'' Macbook Pro GT650M + [email protected] (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS10.12.6 & Win10 <-- using
mid-2012 15'' Macbook Pro GT650M + [email protected] (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS10.12 <-- no windows detection

 
2012 15" MacBook Pro (GT650M) [3rd,4C,Q] + RX 460 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS 10.12.5 [build link]  


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ed_co
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nando software doesn't work with EFI, and just with MBR?? It does make a problem with bootcamp?

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Doren
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Posted by: ed_co

 

nando software doesn't work with EFI, and just with MBR?? It does make a problem with bootcamp?

   

You're right, I reinstall Windows in MBR partition and the it works like a charm. 

mid-2012 15'' Macbook Pro GT650M + [email protected] (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS10.12.6 & Win10 <-- using
mid-2012 15'' Macbook Pro GT650M + [email protected] (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS10.12 <-- no windows detection

 
2012 15" MacBook Pro (GT650M) [3rd,4C,Q] + RX 460 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS 10.12.5 [build link]  


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Antharsious
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Really? This is strange. nando4’s DIY eGPU Setup 1.20 was confirmed to work in Bootcamp on this version of MBP...

https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2012-15-mbpr-gt650m-gtx106010gbps-tb1-akitio-thunder2-win10-enjoy/#post-1117

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nando4
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@all, DIY eGPU Setup 1.35 has been used successfully to detect and configure a eGPU on 2012 15" GT650M MBP using Windows 10/8/7 installed in MBR/BIOS mode

This software is available at https://egpu.io/egpu-setup-13x/ where full compatibility is listed

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

 
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mac_editor
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Given that the enclosure used is a Thunder2, I would expect that the GPU would have been detected and working in Windows even without @nando4's software. At least that was the case with one user who implemented a 980 Ti w/ 750M MBP 15" on both OSes.

This is good news, however, and probably applies to dGPU NVIDIA notebooks in general - to be able to get NVIDIA eGPUs working in Win.

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