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p_gartner
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@robin_martin … got the BenQ all set up! Love it, thans for the recommendation. Having trouble with the Windows side in bootcamp its n recognizing the V11. Below is a screenshot of what I get, says code 31. What steps did you take to get that to work? Should I follow these steps from @itsage for setting the AMD V11 up? the steps

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Robin_Martin
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@p_gartner Your best bet is to follow the guides. My 2018 MBP works a bit different and I can boot into Windows with the eGPU running without having to hot plug or anything as long as I don’t want to use the internal dGPU at the same time.

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itsage
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@acjc66 Which Thunderbolt 2 port are you connecting the eGPU? Check your SIP status again as @Mac_editor recommended.

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p_gartner
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@robin_martin … kk, will do. stupid question. its telling me to download certain files. do happen to know which file folder is the driver folder? I tried a few different ones from google searches and its telling I don't have access..

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p_gartner
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@robin_martin … Disregard my last message. I figured it out. So, I went through everything and it seemed to be working with the covete the my other graphics card was still being used... so both are up there. within the AMD software settings for the V11 external /discrete and for my Radeon Pro 560 Primary/GPU. Then I restarted after adding MSI Afterburner and the V11 wasn't in the AMD Settings and under Device manager they are both there but the V11 has an ! over it with (code 12). The only thing I may have done wrong was when I went through MAtt HD's video was leave the V11 plugged in, maybe its supposed to be disconnected? Think im gonna try Matt HD direction over again, then if that doesn't work maybe install the latest drivers from AMD'S Site, any thoughts? thanks for your support! Pete

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@itsage @mac_editor Guys I'm really running out of ideas now, So as far as I can tell I've done everything you mention like reinstalling purge wrangler without amd legacy drivers and checking sip is disabled. Turns out the egpu is not working on either my Mac Pro or my 2018 MacBook Pro - I stupidly mistook my amd vega 20 for the vii on the latter. I'm starting to think the card or razer core x v2 are the issue. Do you guys have any other suggestions? Cause I'm going to send them both back to amazon if not while I can. Both macs are running the latest beta and both register the core x and card under system info but when I plug in the egpu to any thunderbolt port the little square at the top says no egpu and then vanishes after I click it. I even get a gpu improperly disconnected message when I turn the razer off! So frustrating... 

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mac_editor
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@acjc66 if it didn’t work in the 2018 MBP, likely a fault with one of the hardware perhaps. Best to return/replace both. Assuming everything was connected up correctly (including the power cables to the GPU). 

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itsage
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@acjc66 Could be a faulty GPU or loose connection somewhere. The Razer Core X showed up in System Information > Thunderbolt tree so I think it's fine. Check the two PCIe power cables. Make sure all 8-pins are properly seated in the two receptacles.

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p_gartner
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@robin_martin … Wanted to report back. I went back and repeated my steps for the Matt HD's 19.3.3 driver install and @itsage step by step directions to get the eGPU running properly. Seems that I did miss one key step, I left the eGPU plugged in and on through entire setup. Forgot the Hot-Plug step, so I went back and started from the beginning steps!

Everything seems stable and working with both AMD dGPU and AMD eGPU working properly. Big thanks to @itsage for your step by step guidance doc and  @robin_martin valuable insight and help getting me through the process! Many thanks!

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VII owners that were previously Vega 64 owners: Worth the upgrade?

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