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samupetho
(@samupetho)
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

Hello guys!

So my setup works finally, but with on major flaw: whenever I want to get into "gaming mode" - meaning using the eGPU, my only working solution and method is 100% working, however takes ages - 

1. Without egpu, boot to windows, uninstall all nVidia drivers

2. Reboot to macOS, turn on egpu, wait around 10 sec, plug it in, run the automate-egpu.sh script, then again in -a mode

3. turn off mac, shutdown egpu, wait until there's no green light, unplug.

4. boot to windows without egpu connected, open device manager, turn on egpu, after 10 sec hotplug, see it gets recognized, re-install drivers.

5. turn off mac, shutdown egpu, wait until there's no green light, unplug.

6. plug in the egpu, boot to boot selection, after the cursor is move-able, power on the egpu, boot to windows (if it would freeze w/ black screen or infinite spinning wheel, force shutdown and do step 6. again)

7. after getting to Windows, voila, it's alive.

Additional 8th step - whenever I turn off my laptop, I have to re-do everything.

So the question is, did anyone found out a way of booting 100% succesfully without having to reinstall the geforce driver all the time? 
I mean since my macbook is the most problematic one, even I have a gtx 10x0 series, I should be happy of this method working at least, I'd still love to fasten up the process.

Thanks,

Samu

early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch (CTO - Core i7, 3.1 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD)
Akitio Thunder2
EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SC Gaming


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samupetho
(@samupetho)
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

I'm thinking about a solution, what would somehow reset all the caches/temp files of the driver itself when shutting down everything, if there would be a way for doing that, I would try it right away, and post an update.

early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch (CTO - Core i7, 3.1 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD)
Akitio Thunder2
EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SC Gaming


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knobchse
(@knobchse)
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

Hey guys,

I also have the same problem. There is no error icon beside the GPU in Device Manager however it says there are no drivers installed every time I boot into Windows with the eGPU plugged in (Which is very rare). I cannot seem to consistently boot into Windows or Mac for that matter

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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