[Solved] [SCRIPT] PurgeWrangler: AMD + NVIDIA eGPUs for all Thunderbolt Macs
Tried in Catalina and failed all times patching in Terminal. Had to downgrade to HS.
Thank you so much!
Hello, I set up my Razer Core V1 with RTX580 the other day using Thunderbolt 3 Unblocker. It works great, except for when i try to disconnect the eGPU from the menu and OSX crashes giving me the black restart screen. It's a pain to have to reboot every time i want to disconnect, since it means closing what ever i am working on. I am wondering if setting this up with Purge Wrangler instead of TB3 Unlocker would make a difference. Does PW do more to set things up than TB3U?
I was wondering if you noticed any meaningful changes in 10.15.4?
Ever since I upgraded, egpu is a lot more unstable, frequently crashing the kernel and requiring complex reboot steps.
The egpu box itself sometimes seems to get stuck in some kind of power mode that prevents the gpu itself from being enumerated.
Generally a mix of SMC and Sonnet resets are required to get it back to work.
Here is the latest kernel panic
@christian_f, eGPU crashes on recent revisions of macOS Mojave seem to be affecting many users. Not sure what's Apple doing. If possible, upgrade to macOS Catalina.
@_photoguy_ Not sure. My experience hasn't been super awful or anything. I would definitely suggest moving up to 10.15.5 (whenever its out) though because IMO its much more stable than 10.15.4.
@mac_editor, Hello, your script is amazing. Now im using my BizonBox 3 with a Radeon RX580 card on mi Macbook pro 2019. I just have a question, now that everything is working do i need to keep disabled the secure boot and the csrutil disabled?, or it is ok if i activate those settings again.
Hello. Your documentation was incredibly easy to follow. Thank you for this awesome script. I'm having some difficulty with my build and I hope I can figure out what's missing. My setup is as follows:
13" Macbook Pro (Early 2011 Intel Core i5 2.3 GHz), 16 GB RAM, 1TB Samsung SSD. I'm running the Razer Core X with a Sapphire Radeon RX 580. I am also using a Thunderbolt 1 cable, with a Thunderbolt 3 adapter.
As far as I can tell, the installation of the script has been successful, but I am unable to detect the graphics card. After several attempts to install the drivers using the manual protocol, I'm still unable to use the eGPU. I know the Thunderbolt port on the mac works, as I use it for an external monitor. Additionally, I know the eGPU setup works, as I use it successfully with my 2020 16" Macbook Pro from work. I am including the output of the system log from my most recent install. Please advise if there is something I have missed or misconfigured.
@taftwin, Add system information to your signature. What version of macOS on the 2011? NVM I see its High Sierra in logs. Logs don't show eGPU plugged in. Please take logs with them plugged in.