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mac_editor
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@ahs If you used option #5, then TB2 was not/should not be enabled. The EFI stick is doing that. Just clarifying Smile Good to hear it's working for you.

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@Mac_editor Thank you for the confirmation

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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Florian Bartsch
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 I copied the Files on an USB Stick (Fat32). Then after selection EFI at Bootmanager i get a Black Screen. Anybody have this problem too? Solutions?

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Eightarmedpet
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@eightarmedpet I found booting with the PCIe Root Port #3 to the Wireless card would give me a better chance of AMD eGPU working. Once XConnect is running in Windows, simply re-enable the Root Port to use the wireless card.

Trying this now... can only find ports 1,5,9 and 12 which I assume is because I’m on a 2017. 

GPU isn’t even detected if booted while plugged in. 

Unplug and replug once windiws has loaded loaded gives good ol error 12.

hotplugging after at windows logo and it’s recognised once booted but error 12. 

Facetime camera and bluetooth is disabled. 

Ive tried every bloody port. 

I only have the core conected. 

I am a combination of absolutely sick of this, confused why it worked for the first few goes, and absolutely sick of this. 

Despite great intial success and no changes being made the efi bootloader no longer works for me.

could it be down to the 8gb memory in the Vega where my 570 had 4gb? That ol chestnut.  Still doesn’t explain why my Vega worked on initial instal that windows actually handled automatically. 

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yjchua
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Posted by: Eightarmedpet
Posted by: itsage

@eightarmedpet I found booting with the PCIe Root Port #3 to the Wireless card would give me a better chance of AMD eGPU working. Once XConnect is running in Windows, simply re-enable the Root Port to use the wireless card.

Trying this now... can only find ports 1,5,9 and 12 which I assume is because I’m on a 2017. 

GPU isn’t even detected if booted while plugged in. 

Unplug and replug once windiws has loaded loaded gives good ol error 12.

hotplugging after at windows logo and it’s recognised once booted but error 12. 

Facetime camera and bluetooth is disabled. 

Ive tried every bloody port. 

I only have the core conected. 

I am a combination of absolutely sick of this, confused why it worked for the first few goes, and absolutely sick of this. 

Despite great intial success and no changes being made the efi bootloader no longer works for me.

I also ran into error 12 issues on my other laptop (2016 13" touch bar MacBook Pro, but I reckon it'd be slightly different from your 2017).

Strangely though, I managed to bypass it by booting with apple_set_os.efi

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Eightarmedpet
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@yjchua cheers for the suggestion, I've used apple_set_os too but had other issues - it appeared to restrict bandwidth to the extent my LG 5K TB3 display remained blank, the bandwidth restriction is an assumption as I do not have enough technical knowledge to investigate/confirm.

May give it another go but make sure I try all ports as I don't believe I did last time...

Something Einstein said is nagging me slightly here...

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
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yjchua
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@Eightarmedpet apple_set_os.efi shouldn't restrict bandwidth with AMD GPUs (at least it didn't for me).

I remembered there was another thing (something along the lines of spoof_osx) that didn't cause H2D issues.

PS - on 13", use the left side ports for full bandwidth. Also make sure that your cable is 0.5m or shorter if passive, and if longer, make sure it's active.

To check the bandwidth, use CL!ng on macOS. On Windows, use AIDA64.

Unthrottled H2D should exceed 2000MB/s.

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Eightarmedpet
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@yjchua maybe it was the spoof_osx that was causing the issues... I use left hand ports for eGPU but when my LG 5K is connected to the other it stays blank (although I can hear it being recognised).

Cables are correct.

Will see if running the monitor off the right hand ports works after I give apple_set_os another go (but not rEFInd due to built in spoof_osx)

Also, as mentioned, I remember something about high GB cards being even more of an issue, but think that was on TI.

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node Lite) + Win10 20H2 [build link]  


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yjchua
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@eightarmedpet did you disable PCI root port 9D18/9D19? This'll disable the right side ports to free up resources to eliminate Error 12 (disable the FaceTime camera too along with 9D18/9D19).

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Eightarmedpet
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@yjchua I have done previously but... 

I need both side ports working as when using only one side ports my LG 5K remains blank which I suspect is du to bandwidth being split between eGPU and 5K, could be completely wrong though.

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

---

LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX 580 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node Lite) + Win10 20H2 [build link]  


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