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DeauxJoe
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Sorry for the vague title, but I wasn't exactly sure where this should go. My question is how exactly are you supposed to use an eGPU?

What I mean is what are the correct steps for connecting and disconnecting your eGPU? I have been having my setup for a few months and I am struggling with this. I use my setup in my office and I frequently need to disconnect my laptop and bring it to meetings then return back to my office and hook the eGPU up.

Razer is telling me the basically the correct steps to connect are to shut down the laptop, turn off the eGPU, connect the TB3, turn on the eGPU, turn on the laptop.

Is that correct?

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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itsage
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Which laptop and eGPU are you using? I can hot-plug and hot-unplug in Windows and macOS just fine. The one exception is Boot Camp mode. There's no need to shut the laptop down in order to disconnect the eGPU.

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2020 13" MacBook Pro [10th,4C,G] + RX 5700 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Prototype eGPU Enclosure) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 1903 [build link]  


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DeauxJoe
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Joined: 8 months ago
 

Razer Blade

Core X Chroma

I have been back and forth with Razer's tech support and they are next to useless. But that is from the horse's mouth! Razer tech support told me directly that I had to restart every time. I just figure that cannot be right. 

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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