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nickpeters
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Hi goalque.  Thanks for the great work on getting these workarounds to work with our e-gpus

I've been working the past few days attempting to get an akitio node with a 6gb 1060 to work with a iMac 27in. I originally started with a install of Mojave, but didn't get anywhere, so installed high Sierra on another drive and the node was detected immediately then outputted to the external monitor plus the internal!  Great frame rates etc on the internal but I think it was mirroring onto the external monitor as all the frame rates were the same.  The external monitor was listed in the display properties etc, everything looked like a good start.

After trying a few other things around I couldn't get the external GPU to display anywhere and it went back to just using the 755m 1gb (onboard card)

I have tried your method, and the other methods but it just won't work.

If I go into thunderbolt connector in device manager for Mac it does say it's all connected, I have tried the other methods and all appear like they have installed/been implemented
correctly, but the Egpu just doesn't appear anywhere like it did this morning.

Ive attached a couple of screenshots, I've read just about everything on the EGPU.io site I just sure there's something I'm missing, some of it also I don't really understand.

If you could help I'd be totally appreciative!

Thanks so much
Nick

Screen Shot 2018 10 25 at 5.35.05 pm
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yathree
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Just tried this on my 2017 iMac 5K with RP580 dGPU, macOS 10.13.6, and GTX1080ti eGPU in OWC Mercury Helios FX.
I have the latest web drivers installed, and your validation script said my system was 'clean'.

  • Copied the files onto a FAT32-formatted external HDD
  • Did EFI boot (with eGPU turned off)
  • The automate-eGPU screen loads just fine
  • Hit q, then selected 'Boot mac OS' from the menu
  • It freezes on this menu screen and never goes anywhere

Tried several times with the same result. Help? Smile

iMac 5K 2017 w/ Radeon Pro 580 • macOS 10.13.6 • OWC Helios FX • Zotac GTX1080Ti Mini


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nickpeters
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Hi there

i had the same issue says “saving” but doesn’t go amywhere

 Just buy off chance I tried another USB and loaded the Efi  up to it and it went through to Mac OS, however it didn’t do anything with that Egpu Unfortunately

Posted by: yathree

Just tried this on my 2017 iMac 5K with RP580 dGPU, macOS 10.13.6, and GTX1080ti eGPU in OWC Mercury Helios FX.
I have the latest web drivers installed, and your validation script said my system was 'clean'.

  • Copied the files onto a FAT32-formatted external HDD
  • Did EFI boot (with eGPU turned off)
  • The automate-eGPU screen loads just fine
  • Hit q, then selected 'Boot mac OS' from the menu
  • It freezes on this menu screen and never goes anywhere

Tried several times with the same result. Help? Smile

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mattlukezahra
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@yathree this happened to me twice i think, i just booted in normal macOS with my egpu connected then i restarted and booted in the usb flash drive and selected to boot in macOS, as soon as i hit enter i unplug the eGPU and i log in as soon as i log in i plug the eGPU and the external displays connected to the egpu come black but the mouse pointer shows on them, i simply log out and back in and all work fine, my setup is 

mac config

. and a Gigabyte nvidia 1070 eGPU, so if you have a AMD dedicated gpu in your mac and an Nvidia Egpu this should work,

hope this helps Smile

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mattlukezahra
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@goalque would it be ok with you if i where to make a video on how I managed to set it up, obviously full credits will be given Smile

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goalque
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Posted by: Eightarmedpet

Tried with my AMD card but no luck... monitor stayed black and my eGPU wasn't even recognised - it is a Core V1 with the Ti82 chip (unlocked fine in macOS).

You shouldn’t combine any other workaround, because they modify system files. TI82 chip enclosures are the most difficult ones to get working with Macs. The EFI app doesn’t support TI82.

automate-eGPU EFIapple_set_os.efi

Mid 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro eGPU Master Thread

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 1809 [build link]  


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nickpeters
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I'm now installing every version of Mac OS before High Sierra to see if I can get it working

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goalque
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@nickpeters I guess the problem is the same as with 15” MBP 750M, but unfortunately I have zero experience with Nvidia dGPUs. I can’t help. Someone said older web drivers would work better.

@mattlukezahra No problem.

automate-eGPU EFIapple_set_os.efi

Mid 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro eGPU Master Thread

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 1809 [build link]  


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nickpeters
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Thats a good idea, I'll see if I can find some older Nvidia web drivers and see if that works.

It was weird how it worked this morning for a short while, I can't replicate how that occurred at all now!

Alternatively I may just need to sell the GTX1060 and get an AMD Card  😎

Thanks very much Smile

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Potter Dai
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Sorry I didn’t mention my specs: late-2013 MacBook Pro 13 inch + Akitio Thunder 2 + EVGA GTX 1050 TI.

Just confirmed that EFI works if my bootcamp is installed on internal HDD, but hangs when I put my windows in external USB.

Also in my use case, randomly there will be a message saying “pciIo not found for device XXXX” if I boot into efi with egpu plugged in. Not sure what it means. Thx! = )

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