eGPU + USB device issues
Just bumping this as it is still an issue for me. I found that rearranging which USB ports my peripherals we plugged in to actually made a pretty big difference. I just re-did my setup and added the Razer laptop stand and a 2070 Super. I have my setup 90% functional with using the built-in hub on my monitor and the hub on my laptop stand. I will report back after I do some more testing and hopefully get it 100% functional.
I have the same issue with using EC1 setup. my USB 2.0 ports will disconnect randomly so my mouse and keyboard which are directly connected to my HP laptop will glitch for a second and come back.
I wonder if its a resource issue caused by the EC1 BW using.
I have the same issue. I my case, USB devices disconnect randomly and input is going crazy - for example continous ddddddddddddddd is being pressed even if I don't press anything.
Odd thing is, that it appears to exist only with Razer devices?
Did anybody manage to overcome the problem?
@drizzt_sama, Same exact "dddddddddddddd" issue with my 2019 Razerblade Stealth - however, I don't believe the issue is exclusive to razer devices as this exact issue is occuring on my Lenovo Thinkpad T490 as well.
Having a similar issue using my SSD External (where most of my game date is located).
I can go for a few days with no problem running games off my Samsung SSD (no hub) directly plugged into the computer and then my computer gets in a mood and will kick me out of games after I hear the SSD disconnect... and it will proceed to do that for a day or 2
So basically I have to transfer files to my internal HD every time I want to play a game. I am kicking myself for not creating a bigger partition when I installed windows.
Strangely I will be playing on my oculus for hours and hours and never once have a USB connection issue and I know that creates heavy traffic since basically the USB is powering the headset.
I think it all depends on how busy the bus on your motherboard is... When multiple devices start getting busy all at once it probably hurts extra bad. I gave up and built a dedicated gaming PC ultimately. Especially when the latest Windows broke bootcamp eGPUs.
I'm sure there is definitely some truth to this. 14 months after creating this thread, I still have issues (though still not as bad as they were) and it's definitely worse when all devices are connected.
I've thought about going the dedicated PC route, but I'm sticking with an eGPU setup for the time being. It maybe switching between my RBS and work MBP a cinch...usually lol.
I have completely rewritten this post with better and more concise information. Hopefully it'll help someone.
I finally found a solution to my original post in this thread over a year ago. The drivers for the ASMedia USB3.1 eXtensible Host Controller in several eGPU enclosures (including the Razer Core X Chroma) for Windows 10 are, by default, provided by Microsoft. This default driver seems to be the culprit. I was able to replace the driver with a newer one from the Microsoft Update Catalog and all of my disconnect/reconnect issues are completely gone.
I'm unable to link directly to the driver page for more info, so here is the search results page ASMedia Technology In - USB - 184.108.40.206. This page has a few options, but I think of of them will work just the same, but just in case, this is the exact one I used.
The driver update process is pretty easy.
- Download the cab file from the Microsoft Update Catalog
- Extract the cab file using 7zip or some other file arching tool
- Open Device Manager
- Under Universal Serial Bus Controllers, right click the ASMedia USB3.1 eXtensible Host Controller device and click Update Driver
- In the window that opens, choose Browse my computer for drivers
- On the next page, browse to the location of the recently extracted cab file containing the new driver
- Ensure Include subfolders is selected and click Next.
- This should find the newer device driver and install it.
- Repeat for each ASMedia Host Controller device present in Device Manager.
That's it really. I should note that after doing this, I have a new issue, but it's far more tolerable than the constant connect/disconnect issue. What happens now is that often times I am unable to successfully shutdown / restart / sleep my computer. Some of the USB devices (Razer and non-Razer) I have connected to a USB hub seem to not get disconnected properly and cause the system to just hang. This is annoying, yes, but I've disabled sleep for now and will just deal with it. I haven't found any helpful information online for this issue. In trying to understand what's causing it, I found when I don't have my USB hub connected, this issue does not happen. It does not appear to be my specific hub either, I tried a couple different ones with the same result. With fewer devices connected to the hub, the problem seems to occur less frequently or not at all, so I suspect it's related to the number of USB devices on a single controller. Oh well. I'm just happy to actually be able to enjoy my Razer devices properly now!
This is my first post on this forum, and I would like to share my experience with my fresh build.
I have got a lenovo m710q with i7 6700T, 16Go RAM, internal 250Go SSD sata booting windows 10 or grub2win, usb HDD booting libreelec by grub2win chainloading, usb wireless keyboard, usb wireless remote, usb BD writer and m.2 PCIE AX200 wifi;BT card and an original lenovo 20V 65W PSU
=> with all this stuff, the computer runs fine
=>just for windows, internet browsing, libreelec playing, the computer seams to run fine, but 1st strange thing, when I unrar (or unzip) a file from the USB HDD to the same destination, I lose my wireless keyboard during all the unraring operation
=>when I have launched Flight Simulator 2020, It was the beginning of a big mess... Randomly lost of internet, bluetooth, keyboard connections or reducing the transmission range to 1meter (3foot), but in device manager, this devices don't disconnect, no yellow warning. I first try to replace the m.2 AX200 (maybe the pcie bandwith??) by a usb wireless stick=> same problem
=> I have purchased a noname 20V 90W PSU with a lenovo yellow plug for 20euros => all is now OK, I can fly in 1080p, 60fps and intermediate settings with my plane and my realtime photogrammetry can be update by internet during the flight
I hope that it could help you (and sorry for my english)
@xenokira, THANK YOU THANK YOU for posting this. So much thanks that I registered as a user on this site just so I can post that this was the solution to my issues. I have an SMSL M500 DAC that I have connected to my Lenovo X1 Extreme Gen2 and all was well until I installed my Razer Core X Chroma. When listening to Tidal or even Roon MQA files I would get intermittent cutouts or skipping as it switched from an MQA to PCM stream repeatedly through every single song. So much so that it became unusable. I didn't really put 2+2 together until I did more reading and found that with the eGPU disconnected everything worked fine. The driver update was the perfect fix and now I can use my eGPU and listen to Tidal MQA streams without any issues.
Now the last annoying bit is to figure out how to get my egpu to truly shut down when the laptop does. Currently when the laptop shuts down/standby/hibernates the egpu will look like its shutting down but throw all 3 fans of my EVGA RTX3090 FTW ULTRA to 100%.