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t2pierce
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I have a late 2014 mac mini > Thunderbolt 2 Cable > Thunderbolt 2 to 3 adapter (apple) > Razor Core X > Nvidia Geforce Gtx 1060.

I've ran all the scripts and downloaded the drivers and I disabled the SIP as well. 

It says in the System Information under the Thunderbolt tab that it recognizes the Core X, and under the graphics/display tab, it shows the 1060, and even under the PCI slot. 

I'm at a lost. Any suggestions? Very new to all of this.

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mac_editor
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@t2pierce please add system configuration and macOS version to your signature. What OS?

purge-wrangler.shpurge-nvda.shset-eGPU.shautomate-eGPU EFI Installer
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Troubleshooting eGPUs on macOS
Command Line Swiss Knife
eGPU Hardware Chart
Multiple Build Guides
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Current: MacBook Pro RP560X + 480/R9 Fury/Vega 64 | GTX 780/1070
Previous: 2014 MacBook Pro 750M + 480/R9 Fury | GTX 780/980 Ti/1070


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t2pierce
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Mac Mini (Late 2014) Processor: 2.6 Ghz Intel Core i5. Memory: 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3. Graphics: Intel Iris 1536 MB. 

The mac mini is running MacOS Mojave Version 10.14.3

So I started over with everything. I ran the Purge Wrangler script, and went to install the Nvidia Drivers, and it says that the latest Available Driver is 17G5019 but my MacOs build is 18D109. 

Does that mean I just have to down grade back to High Sierra? 

Or can I wait until the OS Build matches the one that I have? 

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hans-st.
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@t2pierce even I do not know the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 - to my understanding you have two possibilities to make your system running:
1. Downgrade to High Sierra 10.13.3 or
2. Use windows with bootcamp 
With a Nvidia Geforce card I recommend the second choice.
As build examples you can use:
For choice 2 pythonwiz' build or
for both choices rolfls'  build.
Both builds are good guidelines.
Success
Cheers

Mac Mini 2014 + Apple TB2/TB3 adapter + AKiTiO Node Lite (modif) + EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 4GB


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mac_editor
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Joined: 2 years ago
 

@t2pierce the purge-wrangler documentation mentions driver requirements and their impact on NVIDIA eGPU support. Yes downgrade to High Sierra (10.13.6).

purge-wrangler.shpurge-nvda.shset-eGPU.shautomate-eGPU EFI Installer
----
Troubleshooting eGPUs on macOS
Command Line Swiss Knife
eGPU Hardware Chart
Multiple Build Guides
----
Current: MacBook Pro RP560X + 480/R9 Fury/Vega 64 | GTX 780/1070
Previous: 2014 MacBook Pro 750M + 480/R9 Fury | GTX 780/980 Ti/1070


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t2pierce
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I would love to just switch to windows but I'm using some programs that Mac exclusive, so I'm just going to switch to High Sierra and see what happens. I'll update when I find out. 

This forum has been a huge help, thanks 🙂

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