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confidantduck
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Managed to get the powercolor devil box to work with a 980! (gigabyte geforce gtx 980 4gb windforce 3x oc edition)

As expected code 12 was rearing it's head again but the first step in the code 12 guide fixed it.

Kinda, there currently is no sound, can't be hot plugged(I can plug out without the mac dying but plugging it in results in the same effect as inserting a tb3 peripheral) and inserting any extra TB3 peripherals while the egpu in plugged in will get the mbp to crash with the BSOD that many others have been reporting.(blue screen with random white artifacts at the bottom followed by the crash)

Currently for now, both internal and external screens work with hardware acceleration working on both(of course it'd still be better to leave it to the external monitor). unihaven ran great on it.

Things to noted:

- The GTX 980's drivers from nvidia's website(not just the automatic update from windows) were installed before attempting the code 12 fix.

- Boot/reboot time takes much longer than usual(around 1 min+?)

- It seems to work only with the rear left TB3 port.

-Every half a minute or so, any user input (mouse movement, typing(experiencing it right now as I am typing)) seems to be ceased for half a second, it's almost like input lag or something and it's rather odd. Suffice to say, it'll be annoying as hell if it was happening in a fps game.

^seems that it only occurs when I am exclusively using the external monitor, doesn't happen when the screens are duplicated.

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Anyone got clues on how to get sound back? And on a side note, since the PCIE bridge for the camera had to be disabled to make this work, does it mean we can't use the camera for the rest of the time we intend to use this egpu?

 

 

Current setup: Lenovo Yoga C740 + Razer Core V2 + 5700XT

Prev setup 3: Razer Blade Steath (early 2019) + Razer Core V2 + Vega 56

Prev setup 2: Late 2016 Razer Blade Stealth, Powercolour devil box + gtx 1060

Prev setup 1: 2016 13" MBP (no touchbar)
Powercolor Devil Box + GTX 1060/GTX 980(succeeded somewhat), RX480 Nitro+ 4GB(attempted but failed)

 
2016 12" Razer Blade Stealth [6th,2C,U] + GTX 1060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (PowerColor Devil Box) + Win10 [build link]  


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nando4
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Congratulations on getting a fuss free solution.  Would you mind including some tasty photos of your Devil Box? Without the silver outer cover it looks pretty good . It's 60W charging, SATA, USB and LAN ports make it a comprehensive docking solution.

For your sound issue, refer to the following post explaining how to use devcon to disable then re-enable sound as a script:  https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/tmbp-13-razer-core-gtx-1060-questions/#post-1852

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confidantduck
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Thanks! Will upload them soon!

Was looking at that exact post and managed to get it to work! Awesome, I just have no idea how to do that batch file you mentioned(forgive my cluelessness)

"If happy with results, create a batch file that does this, copy it to C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine\Scripts\Startup and check it run through OK with  Group Policy Editor (win+r, gpedit.msc) -> Computer configuration->Windows Settings->Scripts->Startup"

-nando4

It'll contain the 3 command lines used in the guide like:        

cd \Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Tools\x64
devcon disable *audio*
devon enable *audio*

open text editor, put those 3 lines in and save it as .BAT?

Current setup: Lenovo Yoga C740 + Razer Core V2 + 5700XT

Prev setup 3: Razer Blade Steath (early 2019) + Razer Core V2 + Vega 56

Prev setup 2: Late 2016 Razer Blade Stealth, Powercolour devil box + gtx 1060

Prev setup 1: 2016 13" MBP (no touchbar)
Powercolor Devil Box + GTX 1060/GTX 980(succeeded somewhat), RX480 Nitro+ 4GB(attempted but failed)

 
2016 12" Razer Blade Stealth [6th,2C,U] + GTX 1060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (PowerColor Devil Box) + Win10 [build link]  


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confidantduck
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@nando4 any comment on the above? I did want to put the batch file into the startup folder but the directory doesn't seem to exit, is there any other way?

update to the system: my previous 980(was borrowing it from a friend) has been swapped with a 1060 and it behaves in the exact same way as the 980.

Current setup: Lenovo Yoga C740 + Razer Core V2 + 5700XT

Prev setup 3: Razer Blade Steath (early 2019) + Razer Core V2 + Vega 56

Prev setup 2: Late 2016 Razer Blade Stealth, Powercolour devil box + gtx 1060

Prev setup 1: 2016 13" MBP (no touchbar)
Powercolor Devil Box + GTX 1060/GTX 980(succeeded somewhat), RX480 Nitro+ 4GB(attempted but failed)

 
2016 12" Razer Blade Stealth [6th,2C,U] + GTX 1060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (PowerColor Devil Box) + Win10 [build link]  


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nando4
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@confidantduck, if you don't have Win10 Pro then those group policy startup/shutdown directories don't exist. Use the task scheduler instead to auto-start your batch file: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/autostart-programs-windows-10-make

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2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 (Q M1000M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 1803 [build link]  


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nando4
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@confidantduck, @dsaul has written a superb guide on how to use devcon to automatically enable the problematic sound on startup. See it at https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2016-macbook-13-tb-akitio-thunder3-evga-gtx-1060-6gb/#post-2614

There's also a problem with Powercolor Devil Boxes with specific firmware as reported by starunj here, quoted below.

we have figured out that there are two possible versions of the DevilBox. His was from the launch period of October / November 2016 and mine was ordered in January 2017. His device (that does work), is reported as "TUL Thunderbolt 3, DSL6540" and my device is reported as "TUL, DEVILBOX" when you go into the Thunderbolt Software to see the attached devices. This could be the reason why it no longer works with the Dell XPS 9550 on NVM16.

My guess is, possible combinations that could work:

    Dell XPS 9550 on NVM15 with the DevilBox reporting as "TUL, DEVILBOX"

    Dell XPS 9550 on NVM16 with the DevilBox report as "TUL Thunderbolt 3, DSL6540"

 

Would you checking which version your Devil Box is reporting in Intel's Thunderbolt software, even pasting a screenshot? This will help users to either confidently buy this unit, seek out a specific version or maybe steer clear until the issue has been resolved.

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2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 (Q M1000M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 1803 [build link]  


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confidantduck
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Hey nando4

I'd love to and I'll do so as soon as I get my devilbox working again. For unobserved reasons, the box stopped working, this time the entire box is undetected and none of the ports on it work. System doesn't even detect the connection to any thunderbolt 3 device both on mac and windows and attempting to plug the thunderbolt cable in at the right time doesn't work either. 

Really odd since I've been enjoying it well ever since my last update. Will keep this thread updated.

Current setup: Lenovo Yoga C740 + Razer Core V2 + 5700XT

Prev setup 3: Razer Blade Steath (early 2019) + Razer Core V2 + Vega 56

Prev setup 2: Late 2016 Razer Blade Stealth, Powercolour devil box + gtx 1060

Prev setup 1: 2016 13" MBP (no touchbar)
Powercolor Devil Box + GTX 1060/GTX 980(succeeded somewhat), RX480 Nitro+ 4GB(attempted but failed)

 
2016 12" Razer Blade Stealth [6th,2C,U] + GTX 1060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (PowerColor Devil Box) + Win10 [build link]  


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confidantduck
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I've been trying to do the other tutorials in the guides posted here(the ones pertaining to undetected gpu's), it seems that the system doesn't even detect that I've connected a thunderbolt device(in macOS) and nothing is showing up in windows10 too, not sure if I'm doing something wrong or somehow possibly fried my devil box. (the whole issue started after I had difficulty turning the computer on and did a hard reboot via the power key)

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Current setup: Lenovo Yoga C740 + Razer Core V2 + 5700XT

Prev setup 3: Razer Blade Steath (early 2019) + Razer Core V2 + Vega 56

Prev setup 2: Late 2016 Razer Blade Stealth, Powercolour devil box + gtx 1060

Prev setup 1: 2016 13" MBP (no touchbar)
Powercolor Devil Box + GTX 1060/GTX 980(succeeded somewhat), RX480 Nitro+ 4GB(attempted but failed)

 
2016 12" Razer Blade Stealth [6th,2C,U] + GTX 1060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (PowerColor Devil Box) + Win10 [build link]  


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confidantduck
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Hey nando4,

Finally got it to work again (HURRAH) , and although I completely reformatted my computer on both the mac and windows side, it seems that:

switching the wire the other way around(seriously?) +

removing a usb powered laptop fan tray from the devil box +

powering it up from the Devil box's psu while the cable was connected were the actions that immediately preceded it being detected. I have no idea how that just worked but it did.

Was this the picture you were looking for?

Screen Shot 2017 02 28 at 10.13.56 pm

Current setup: Lenovo Yoga C740 + Razer Core V2 + 5700XT

Prev setup 3: Razer Blade Steath (early 2019) + Razer Core V2 + Vega 56

Prev setup 2: Late 2016 Razer Blade Stealth, Powercolour devil box + gtx 1060

Prev setup 1: 2016 13" MBP (no touchbar)
Powercolor Devil Box + GTX 1060/GTX 980(succeeded somewhat), RX480 Nitro+ 4GB(attempted but failed)

 
2016 12" Razer Blade Stealth [6th,2C,U] + GTX 1060 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (PowerColor Devil Box) + Win10 [build link]  


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yoshiwaan
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How noisy is the Devilbox? Seen a few complaints and fan mods. I'm not generally sensitive to the noise but if it sounds like an enterprise grade rack server then I might have issues, so looking for some feedback.

- Dell XPS 9550
- Windows 10
- Devilbox
- GTX 1080


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