Mid-2014 15-inch MacBook Pro 750M Master Thread
after more than a year using egpu with your scripts, i'm thinking of buying a 5500XT 8gb in order to be able to update to Catalina and Big Sur and use latest versions of davinci resolve and premiere pro...
is this doable with my "problematic" MacBook Pro with direct Nvidia 750m?
@georgios_lachanas, should work. Just follow script guide on Github.
@mac_editor, is the 2014 750m MacBook Pro really that problematic for eGpu? I followed your advice and bought a used 780ti and everything was pretty much plug and play both in Mac OS and windows. Thank you, by the way for your excellent guide and script. I think that the only real disadvantage of this model is when you want to use an newer Nvidia card with a tb3 to 2 enclosure.
@fredman, I'm able to use a 1080ti as well.
I can revert it as well, following the guide and un installing it
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15", mid 2014) + 2.8 i7 + GT750M + macOS 10.13.6
@ecnezie, great build. Did you manage to use your 1080ti in boot camp?
is the 2014 750m MacBook Pro really that problematic for eGpu?
Yes it is - check the main post for details. Kepler cards don't face problems, but anything else, even from AMD, has trouble on newer macOS versions without some annoying fixes. Newer NVIDIAs are even more trouble in that you can't use them in Windows at all with TB3 enclosures - AMDs work really well in Bootcamp on this mac though.
@mac_editor, I received the 5500xt and I'm ready to replace the 1070ti...I uninstalled both Purge wrangler and purge nvda(through terminal option uninstall)...I'm going to make a clean install of big sur...(from high Sierra)...should I first enable SIP?(now it's disabled)..
I was wondering if anyone had success in upgrading to macOS Big Sur using purge-nvda? I've been curious to try it out, but I haven't seen anyone have any success on it yet. I will probably try in a week or so when I order a new SSD (so if something doesn't work I can easily go back to my setup as it is)
If the 750M proves too tricky to update I might try out the EFI tricks to disable the 750M. Though if I'm honest I'm really unsure if Big Sur is worth updating too, the ability to use your Apple Watch to unlock and enter passwords is kind of neat, but beyond that I've not heard the best things about stability yet.