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(@ian_bunnea)
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Hey there, so i've been using my nvidia graphics card (EVGA RTX 2060) on my macbook (2020 13' intel base model) in bootcamp for almost 1,5 years now. 

I could get the egpu to work but only if i disabled the bluetooth device in the device manager, i dont know why. But after reinstalling bootcamp because i had some problems with it bluetooth just vanished when i started windows. After some help from the microsoft support i could reinstall the bluetooth drivers which made bluetooth work. Unfortunately this caused the problem that my macbook keeps crashing when i plug in my nvidia gpu even though i disabled bluetooth.  

I thought maybe installing the nvidia drivers (bevore plugging in my eGPU) would fix the problem, but nvidia doesnt let me install the drivers if my egpu isn't plugged in- which of course is not possible because my mac keeps crashing if i plug the egpu in.

What could i do??

 

 

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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liliantyree
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Posted by: @ian_bunnea

Hey there, so i've been using my nvidia graphics card (EVGA RTX 2060) on my macbook (2020 13' intel base model) in bootcamp for almost 1,5 years now. 

I could get the egpu to work but only if i disabled the bluetooth device in the device manager, i dont know why. But after reinstalling bootcamp because i had some problems with it bluetooth just vanished when i started windows. After some help from the microsoft support i could reinstall the bluetooth drivers which made bluetooth work. Unfortunately this caused the problem that my macbook keeps crashing when i plug in my nvidia gpu even though i disabled bluetooth.  

I thought maybe installing the nvidia drivers slope game (bevore plugging in my eGPU) would fix the problem, but nvidia doesnt let me install the drivers if my egpu isn't plugged in- which of course is not possible because my mac keeps crashing if i plug the egpu in.

What could i do??

Sorry if I'm being annoying but could I please get an answer?

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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cnon297
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

@liliantyree, I owned a similar Mac (2019 13" MBPro i5) and used it for 2 Nvidia Windows 10 eGPU builds: 980Ti & 1080Ti.  The main change from your procedure was to disable the notebook camera which shows up in the device manager as: “iBridge FaceTime HD Camera.”  I also disabled Bluetooth and instead used a small USB-C to 4 port USB-A hub with a Logitech unifying wireless module.  This hub replaced my previous USB-C hub which was loaded with extras (2x SD card, Ethernet, HDMI) which tend to soak up the limited Win10 resources.  The wireless KB & mouse allowed me to use the notebook in closed-lid / clamshell mode. Altho with 4 USB ports you could just use a wired KB & mouse instead of wireless.

 

If it helps I go into a more step-by-step procedure in this build:

https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2019-13-macbook-pro-8th4cu-1080ti-32gbps-tb3-akitio-node-win10-1903/

 

I've since started using the Win10 20H1 ISO with an AMD eGPU.  I haven't tested this with an Nvidia build but Win 1903 was rock solid with my previous Nvidia builds.

2012 Mac mini 2.6GHz 4C i7, dual boot 10.13+1080Ti & 10.14+Vega 56 eGPU
2009 Mac Pro 5,1 6-core Xeon 3.46GHz + MSI HD7970 OC

 
2012 Mac Mini [3rd,4C,Q] + RX Vega 56 @ 10Gbps-TB1>TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.14.6 [build link]  


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