[Solved] [SCRIPT] PurgeWrangler: AMD + NVIDIA eGPUs for all Thunderbolt Macs
Got a hand on rtx 3070, i wonder if the Purge works on these new cards, as for the web drive, should I use the newest drive for 3070?
Hi again everyone and thanks for all that you do for this community. I posted a few months ago about not being able to get an old HD 7970 running well. I've since upgraded to a new GPU - a Gigabyte 5500 XT. That did the trick and it worked well for a while, but something's changed - I think it might have been when updating from Mojave to Catalina. Now the system crashes whenever I plug the eGPU in - no matter if I first install the Purge Wrangler (manually, according to the Beginner's Guide) or not. If I leave the eGPU plugged in I get stuck in a boot loop - the system repeatedly crashes before reaching the login screen.
I'm running an Akitio Thunder2 setup, with a 500W PSU.
Gigabyte 5500 XT 8GB eGPU
Macbook Pro 15-inch, Mid 2015 with AMD Radeon R9 M370X 2 GB dGPU
@oscar-j, backup your data, make a fresh install of Catalina, and then use purge wrangler. That should do the trick.
@fredman, Thank you very much for your reply. I might try that if I'm really sure that'll work. However I'm in the middle of my thesis project and would rather not go through that process if I can avoid it right now.
for the first:
Thanks for the great instruction and software. This Page is a large help for my set up ideas.
But, my Setup doesn't work.
With Windows 10 via Bootcamp no problem.
In Big Sur i tried the Purge-Wrangler according to instructions.
After reboot, with plugged cable, nothing.
If i plug the Thunderboltcable after reboot in the Macbook, the Screen is for a millisecond Black, after i see the Chip in the bar. If i grab the symbol < No external Card to Remove>. After 5 Seconds the Chip Symbol is disappeared.
the following things i also tried: Amd Legacy Support Enable
User Log Off
I couldn't find anything adequate in the forum. Yes i know the R9 290x is very old....
What can i do ?
Whats my next steps to realize this setup?
Is a functionality withe a Radeon RX 580 guaranteed?
I hope for help, thanks 🙂
Have a good Weekend 😀
Marc (sorry for my bad English)
going to make a clean install of big sur...I uninstalled through terminal both purge wrangler and purge nvda, should I enable SIP prior to installing big sur?