2015 Macbook Air + [email protected] (Rocketstor RS6361A) [ViralTypo]  

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ViralTypo
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June 6, 2017 12:17 am  

 

My Setup:

 

  • 2015 MacBook Air 13
  • Rocketstor RS6361A TB2 enclosure
  • XFX RX 460 4GB Single Slot Graphics Card
  • UpBright 12v 10a Power Adapter
  • Windows 10 Anniversary - Latest Updates (6/8/2017)
  • AMD Crimson ReLive 17.1.1

Windows was installed via Bootcamp. AMD Driver 17.1.1 was auto-installed by Windows Update. eGPU was detected by Windows but I was receiving the infamous Error 12.

 

What I did to overcome Error 12:

  • Open Device Manager
  • Click View up top and select Devices by Connection

  • Disable PCI Express Root Port #1 and #2 (Under Pci Bus)

  • Click View again and go back to Devices by Type
  • Disable and Re-Enable eGPU under Display Adapters
  • Restart MacBook, Done

After restart, I instantly got this notification.

Switchable Graphics settings available?

Everything appears to be working fine and is 100% operational. PCI Express Root Port #1 has a function of zero and #2 is the FaceTime Camera. I tried just disabling one or the other but apparently both need to be disabled. I'm assuming this frees up enough lanes for the eGPU. Re-Enabling either of them brings error 12 right back.

I have not attempted to get it running in MacOS. I honestly don't really plan to being I will only be gaming in Windows.

 

 

 

Soon I will add my system & eGPU details or a build link to this my signature to give context to my posts


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Eightarmedpet
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January 19, 2018 3:54 am  

Can’t help but think I was a pcie port away from getting my 580 working. You’ve made me want to try again, I’ve got W10 working with my 1070 on an external which I could experiment with without risking my solid boot camp set up. 

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