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Goutier
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Worked beautifully in my MacBook Pro 8,1 with AkiTio Node + AMD RX 580 8gb in High Sierra.

Tried in Catalina and failed all times patching in Terminal. Had to downgrade to HS.

Thank you so much!

 

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To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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Insik Lee
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Hi. There are questions.
 
The current os version is 15.15 beta.
 
It is a combination of zotac box mini and r9 nano.
 
When connected to the Thunderbolt terminal, os is shutdown.
 
PurgeWrangler is installed.
 
What am i doing wrong?

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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Christian F
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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?

 

 

2017 Macbook Pro - OSX Catalina & Windows 10
Razer Core V1 (RC21-00940)
Sapphire RTX 580


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itsage
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@christian_f, I haven't used Thunderbolt 3 Unblocker so I can't comment how often it's been updated/maintained. I know @mac_editor keeps his Purge-Wrangler solution up to date with macOS changes.

 

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_photoguy_
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Hi @mac_editor

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

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Mid-2015 Macbook Pro Retina - Core i7 - iGPU Intel Iris Pro - eGPU AMD Radeon RX580 - Sonnet Breakaway 550 - Apple TB3 to TB2 adapter - Screen 1 Dell UP2718Q - Screen 2 Dell U2412M

 
2015 15" MacBook Pro [4th,4C,H] + RX 580 @16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 550) + macOS 10.14.6 [build link]  


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mac_editor
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@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.

 

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Christian F
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@mac_editor, Thanks for the insight,  i upgraded to Catalina, and it's seems to have fixed the crashing issue.  

 

2017 Macbook Pro - OSX Catalina & Windows 10
Razer Core V1 (RC21-00940)
Sapphire RTX 580


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Jorge Imar Canche Alvarez
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@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.

 

Thanks!!!

 

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taftwin
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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.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1et4SwRs3lL0O3SNKqED5nnwIPGkiPzqb/view?usp=sharing

13" Macbook Pro (Early 2011 Intel Core i5 2.3 GHz), 16 GB RAM, 1TB Samsung SSD, 10.13.6 High Sierra Razer Core X with a Sapphire Radeon RX 580.


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mac_editor
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@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.

 

Author: kryptonitepurge-wranglertbt-flashpurge-nvdaset-eGPU
Insights Into macOS Video Editing Performance

Master Threads:
2014 15-inch MacBook Pro 750M
2018 15-inch MacBook Pro

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.14.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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