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Supaiku
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Hey guys, I recently got a GTX 980Ti setup via an Akitio Node to my 2013 iMac using goalque's script. Runs like a breeze and have seen major improvements to rendering. However, I am getting some crashes when I try to put my system to sleep and wondering if anyone here might have some ideas how to fix the issue. I searched on the forum and doesn't seem to be a ton of documentation regarding this.

So when I put my machine to sleep and wake it up a few minutes later, there is no problem. But if I leave it asleep for what seems to be a half an hour or more, it crashes and the auto reboots. I took a look at the kernel panic error that was produced upon booting up, and initially it seemed like Adobe Creative Cloud was the culprit. So I ended up disabling all of my Adobe background processes and tried putting the computer to sleep again. Same thing happened after about a half hour. I couldn't make much sense of the next error report though. I can try this again and paste in the error report, but in the meantime, has anyone else had similar issues?

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Yan
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I have same issue with Macbook 2017 and Akitio Node and also Mantiz Venus. I think that is an optimization problem (drivers or os compatibility). I ended up disabling sleep mode and just turn off my mac when I'm not working. I think MacOS High Sierra will fix this hopefully. 

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Supaiku
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Man that's a bummer. Anyone else had similar issues or know a fix?

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Supaiku
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Nobody?

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Rycco
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Hey,

this is a known issue since 2010. There's no solution, the only solution is to Apple support it (which they will on High Sierra). The half solution is to disable the auto sleeping for now ;(

mid-2017 15" Macbook Pro RP555 + [email protected] (Mantiz Venus) + macOS & Win10


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Running MacOS High Sierra with 10.13.4 installed and still getting this issue with my setup. Has anyone found a fix?

Macbook Pro Mid 2014 (Iris Pro only) + Sonnet TB3 Breakaway-box 350w + Apple TB3 -> TB2 Converter + MSI 1070ti + Samsung U28E590D 4K


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Chippy McChipset
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Curious: has anyone who is running a standard AMD + 10.13.4 setup (no 3rd party scripts) seen this problem before?

Thunderbolt 3 Macs, Sonnet and OWC eGPUs, 4K Displays, etc


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Kelvin Tan
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The same thing happens here, Mac crashes sometime after it goes to sleep.

It happens frequently in clamshell mode, and somewhat only occasionally if not in clamshell mode.

X1 Yoga Gen3, X1 Tablet Gen 3, MacBook Pro 15" 2018
Razer Core X / Mantiz Venus
Asrock Radeon VII, Zotac Nvidia 1080Ti Amp Core Extreme, Powercolor Vega 56 reference (flashed to V64 bios)


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Juan C. Yunis
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@kelvin_tan same thing for me, I use my 2017 MBP 15" in clamshell model all the time, i had to disable auto sleep in order to avoid crashing. I have never been able to put the eGPU to sleep, when i click sleep in the system menu, the eGPU tries to turn off but the GPU keeps on with the lights and fans on.

2018 Mac Mini Core i7 8700B 32GB RAM 512GB SSD + Razer Core X + AMD Radeon VII


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Kelvin Tan
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Hey after going through some of your posts i think we have quite similar setup. Mine's a mbp 15 2016 with Radeon 455.

Also mantiz Venus and a Vega 56 reference edition.

Do you think it could be because of the mantiz Venus?

X1 Yoga Gen3, X1 Tablet Gen 3, MacBook Pro 15" 2018
Razer Core X / Mantiz Venus
Asrock Radeon VII, Zotac Nvidia 1080Ti Amp Core Extreme, Powercolor Vega 56 reference (flashed to V64 bios)


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Kelvin Tan
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Also, the crashes happens much less frequently if I connect it to the TB3 ports on the left side of the MBP (near the tab key), as compared to the right side.

X1 Yoga Gen3, X1 Tablet Gen 3, MacBook Pro 15" 2018
Razer Core X / Mantiz Venus
Asrock Radeon VII, Zotac Nvidia 1080Ti Amp Core Extreme, Powercolor Vega 56 reference (flashed to V64 bios)


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Juan C. Yunis
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@kelvin_tan with the 2016 15" MPB is more stable on that port, in my case is more stable using any of the right ports with Windows. With macOS it doesn't matter, all ports are stable for me.

The Mantiz Venus is certified by Apple (I confirmed this with the vendor), so it should not be the case but macOS is still pretty new with eGPUs so bugs are likely to be the culprit of causing our issues. I'm abroad at the moment, but maybe could you disconnect the daughter board (the one that has USB ports, Ethernet and SATA port) from the Mantiz, maybe just using the mainboard with the GPU will make it stable and it will sleep properly.

2018 Mac Mini Core i7 8700B 32GB RAM 512GB SSD + Razer Core X + AMD Radeon VII


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