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Nathaniel Gerdes
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Hey guys, please help!

So I have a 2017 Mac desktop computer. I have my OS is Big Sur and is up to date.

I just bought the Razer X eGPU and put in a RX 580 graphics card in the eGPU which I've been told is compatible with Mac.

Whenever I plug it in an icon appears at the top right corner of my screen but when I click on it, it says "No Removable GPU" and then disappears.

 

The eGPU is not appearing in the activity monitor, however it appears as "Display" when I go into About this Mac > System Report > Graphics/Displays as an External GPU Bus: PCIe.

 

Can someone please help me get the eGPU working?

Thank you!

 

 

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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@nathaniel_gerdes, What is the brand and model of the RX 580? Did you buy the card new? There are some GPUs with firmware/vBIOS that are not macOS compatible. Used cards can likely run on modified vBIOS.

 

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Eightarmedpet
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@itsage, I'm suspecting user instal error... 

@nathaniel_gerdes are you able to take some pics of how the GPU is installed? 

 

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Nathaniel Gerdes
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@eightarmedpet, here’s a Dropbox link to a couple extra photos

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9hjfijxme9pnnjk/AAAe1wwQn9T03qmOsQIeCzb-a?dl=0

 

It’s my roommates old card. It’s a xfx radeon rx 580

 

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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@nathaniel_gerdes, XFX firmware is the culprit. You may need your roommate's help with vBIOS flashing in order to make the card compatible with macOS. Check the VRAM brand then look for a vBIOS from another brand with matching VRAM.

 

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Nathaniel Gerdes
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@itsage, awesome thank you! I’m not sure what any of that means but I will try to look it up and figure out how to do that.

 

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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