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Anyone experiencing system freezes with their eGPU? Screen just freezes requiring reboot. Happens mostly while gaming, but also when no game is running  

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Jerry Normandin
(@jerry_normandin)
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

I figured the issue out.  I have a Mac Pro Tin Can.   I tried trial and error with every thunderbolt port. Apparently only thunder bolt port 5 & 6 initialize an eGPU properly .  That is the bottom tb ports.

So only two egpus allowed. 

 

I originally thought the atikito node didn't deliver enough power on initial power up at boot.

 

I was wrong.  It is all in the  tb initialization timing.

I had boinc running with my GTX 970 egpu.  it was kicking butt!  3 hours running. The zoltac GTX 970 spinning fans at high speed.. 100% eGPU utilization

No lock ups!

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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Kyrio
(@kyrio)
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Joined: 4 years ago
 

I experience crashes in MacOS too. My setup:

 

I had a look in the logs several times and they indeed suggested a powering issue linked to a kernel panic (GPU related) but that just can not be the case. If the setup is not enough evidence, let me add that crashes only happen in MacOS and during regular work or startup/shutdown. It never happens in Windows or when gaming (any system).

Furthermore, it seems to always happen in relation to application windows/tabs (open, close or update) so personally, I suspect bad hardware or drivers. And if the drivers are indeed bad (quite likely), the issue clearly doesn't concern Pascal cards only.

2012 15" MacBook Pro (GT650M) [3rd,4C,Q] + GTX 970 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS 10.12 & Win10 [build link]  

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harkonnen
(@mehenn)
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Joined: 4 years ago
 

Hi guys!

Having the same problem in Windows 10. From time to time, eGPU shuts down, fan on the 1060 goes to maximum, system still works but I need to restart to reboot eGPU.

  • MacBook Pro 13" late 2016
  • Akitio TB3
  • 1060 6gb
  • 350W source
  • eGPU plugged in top right TB3 port

Did you guys managed to solve this?

late-2016 13" Macbook Pro + [email protected] (TB3 to TB2 adapter) (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS 10.12.3
late-2016 13" MBP + Quadro M2000/FirePro WX5100/GTX750-TB3 (AKiTiO Thunder3) + macOS 10.12.3
(Custom Thunder cables)

 
2016 13" MacBook Pro [6th,2C,U] + GTX 980 @ 16Gbps-TB3>TB2 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS 10.12.3 [build link]  


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milkyjoe2
(@milkyjoe2)
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Joined: 4 years ago
 

a techsupport guy i spoke to, after asking quite a few others who didn't know, said it sounded like a gpu conflict. how many of us have discrete internal graphics alongside our egpus and never used a script to disable or manage the two gpus? i have a discrete amd gpu in my MBP and never used one, just plugged and played. the more i think about it based on the behaviour of freezing, the more i suspect it could be the problem.

(im using boot camp windows 10) 

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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ikir
 ikir
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Joined: 4 years ago
 

I had many freezes when I had Nvidia GPU yes, you can find many threads about Nvidia freezing. Solved switching to AMD Radeon!


MacBook Pro 13" 2020 Touch Bar M1 8-core CPU 8-core GPU - 16GB unified memory - 512GB PCIe SSD
MacBook Pro 13" 2020 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.3Ghz - 16GB RAM - 1TB PCIe SSD

my awesome Radeon VII eGPU
my Mantiz Venus extreme mod with Sapphire Nitro+ RX Vega 64

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15 [build link]  


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milkyjoe2
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Joined: 4 years ago
 

you mean, solved by stopping the switching to AMD? how did you do it?

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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