How harmful for the GPU is it to "unsafely" eject an eGPU?
 
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Piipperi800
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I have some specific games/applications that seem to crash macOS's RX 5700 XT drivers, and to prevent the computer from totally kernel panicking, whenever the drivers crash (screen freezes totally except mouse still moves), I just unplug my eGPU and plug it right back in.

But since I have to do this maybe like few times per week, can it damage the GPU in the long run?

And if so, is there some script I could make to force-reload the drivers quickly with a key shortcut (perhaps with Automator)?

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MacBook Pro 15" Late 2013, Sonnet Breakaway Box 550, AMD RX 5700 XT


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nullpoints
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It won't physically damage the GPU, "unsafe" here means you're risking a crash and data loss.

However crashing that much might be a sign there's something else wrong.

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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Piipperi800
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@nullpoints, what could be wrong then? Corrupted drivers or something? (which are really hard to troubleshoot in macOS)

 

MacBook Pro 15" Late 2013, Sonnet Breakaway Box 550, AMD RX 5700 XT


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