2012 15" MacBook Pro Retina (GT650M) [3rd,4C,Q] + GTX 1060 @ 10Gbps-TB1>TB3 (ASU...
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2012 15" MacBook Pro Retina (GT650M) [3rd,4C,Q] + GTX 1060 @ 10Gbps-TB1>TB3 (ASUS XG Station 2)+Win10 [Andyegoo]  


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Hello! I want to express my gratitude to the creators of this site, it began my acquaintance with egpu 2 years ago. Separately, Nando for help in setting up.

Macbook Pro 15 Retina 2012 2.7/16/768/GT650M
Telefunen 32 TV 1920*1080
No name HDMi 1M
Asus XG Station 2

MSI GTX 1060 6gb OCV single fan

Cable Startech Thunderbolt 2 3m
adapter MMEL2ZM/A
Windows 10 Pro (MBR)

DIY eGPU Setup 1.35

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Installation steps
1.Install windows using the bootcamp assistant.
2.Install DIY eGPU 1.35 with instructions given for a 15" MBP GT650M model

Thereafter, reboot via Setup 1.35->automated startup (default), whenever you require use of your eGPU.

After the latest window updates, to boot from egpu, I just click on the Windows 10 boot menu and everything works fine (there was a black screen before) and I had to select DIY eGPU 1.3 then point 2 after restarting Windows 10

Nvidia company stopped updating drivers mobile Kepler-series GPUs latest version of driver 418.81 the internal screen of the laptop will work with it.

I have a Gigabyte Aorus Gaming Box 2070 about this assembly I will write another time. If you install the new Nvidia drivers you will get a mess of pixels on the external screen.

The solution is to disable the gt650m driver installation using the Group Policy Editor.

Device Manager / Video Adapters / GT650M / Properties / Details. After that, I copied the following items:
1. Path to device instance
2.Appropriate device ID
for my laptop these are the following values

In windows search enter gpedit.msc
Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>System>Device Installation Restriction
Make changes as shown in the photos below.


After that, in safe mode using DDU, uninstall the nvidia drivers and install the latest drivers for your GTX / RTX card in the device manager, you will receive error 43 for the GT650M and you can use your egpu with an external screen.
I think I wrote this topic for ages!)
I offer you performance tests.

Superposition mbpr 15 2012 gt650m
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asus xg station 2 external
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asus xg station 2 external forza высоко 30fps

Built-in tests in games do not reflect reality, I can play at high settings in 1080p medium and low in 2K time games.

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2012 15" MacBook Pro Retina (GT650M) [3rd,4C,Q] + GTX 1060 @ 10Gbps-TB1>TB3 (ASUS XG Station 2)+Win10 [build link]  

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Thank you for sharing your experience! did I understand this right: under bootcamp you did not use an UEFI installation? just the normal mac os bootcamp tool to setup the windows partition? which Mac OS version was running in the main partition?

I am asking because I run mojave and want to setup egpu (same hardware as yours) under bootcamp and I want to avoid the whole hassle with UEFI windows installation.


thanks, tom

Macbook Pro Retina 2012, 16GB, 2.3Ghz, integrated NVIDIA 650M and Intel HD 4000, Mojave 10.14.6, Bootcamp Windows 10