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andycore
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I ask you to help with the installation and configuration of egpu, in my case it is AORUS GTX 1070 GAMING BOX, I used the instruction https://github.com/mayankk2308/purge-wrangler/wiki/Beginne r's-Guide, egpu is displayed in the macos system information, but is missing in the history of the GPU 

 

(thanks google translator) 

 

 

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mac_editor
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@andycore

Please add full system configuration to signature. Can’t help without that.

Anyway, if using GTX 1070, you must be using macOS High Sierra.

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@mac_editor

Hi there,
many thanks for the answer.

Since my hard drive has the wrong format, I had to free an SSD and installed Mojave 10.14.6, then ran the script and the card was recognized.

Thank you very much.

What possibilities are there to copy / convert his system from Mac OS Extended (journaled) to APFS volume.

Apple Macbook (2013), 2,4 GHz, Intel Core i5, 8 GB, 1 TB SSD @macOS 10.14.2 Mojave


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@jurgen_w_de

You can use Disk Utility to convert to APFS. However, I think just updating your OS from System Preferences should have been sufficient rather than installing fresh. 

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@mac_editor

Hi there, many thanks for the answer. I can't find a file where I can update to 10.14.5 or 6. He always wants the other format for me. Do you have a link to such a file?

Apple Macbook (2013), 2,4 GHz, Intel Core i5, 8 GB, 1 TB SSD @macOS 10.14.2 Mojave


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@mac_editor

Hi there,
in the update version he also wants to install on a disk that is formatted with APFS. Is there a way to change the format without having to reinstall everything?
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beccamac
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Hi everyone. 

I have a 2013 MP with Razor Core X and AMD FE, and I am using purge-wrangler.sh on Mojave but I cannot seem to get my computer to boot with boot screen through the eGPU connection. Is this possible with Mojave and Thunderbolt 2 setups?

Also, once I eject the eGPU in the top bar, is there a toggle to start it up again or do I have to unplug and plug for system to restart use of eGPU?

Thank you.

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mac_editor
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@beccamac

Boot screen is not supported over eGPU.

Toggle is not built in but you can easily create one (I personally have set up keyboard shortcuts for mounting/unmounting): https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/connect-mount-egpu-using-command-line/

Since this is a double post, I shall delete the other one. 

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beccamac
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@mac_editor

Hi,

Thank you for your reply. From the post linked, it seems that a physical reconnection must be made to reuse eGPU? 

"Per that, once the eject sequence finalizes, the eGPU must be physically re-connected for use."

May I ask what you advise for restarts in lieu of lack of boot screen?

By the way, thank you for the work that you do, and for your time!

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@beccamac

In that same post I made an edit that it is doable without physically ejecting the GPU. Check this for an easy mechanism: https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/connect-mount-egpu-using-command-line/#post-45368

I don’t own a headless Mac but with regard to booting with a monitor connected to eGPU, if FileVault is disabled, you could do it blindly. Another alternative is to have some small/temp display to help with the FileVault login. Sadly there is no straight up solution besides buying a flashed Mac EFI card which have the ability to show boot screens. 

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beccamac
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I do not have FV on. Just the regular user log in. I did type my password in after waiting some time but did not see any change. Maybe I under estimated the wait time to boot screen. I will retry given your feedback and will update. 

Thanks again.

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mac_editor
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@beccamac

If you have FV disabled, then after system boot (Apple logo + bar - which won’t be visible) your login screen should show up on eGPU-connected monitor.

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@mac_editor

Hi there,
I can only convert the whole disk to APFS.
The convert function is not active in the hard disk manager.
Will probably not come around for a new installation.

Thank you for the tips.

Apple Macbook (2013), 2,4 GHz, Intel Core i5, 8 GB, 1 TB SSD @macOS 10.14.2 Mojave


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stygianflux
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Was just scanning through this thread.. I've got a 2015 MBP with Catalina 10.15.2. I recently just bought a Aorus Gamebox, w/ GTX1070.  I planned to use it through Windows 10 via Bootcamp..  When I'm in Windows, I download the latest driver version, and then restart.  I then plug the box while after I double-click the Nvidia exe that was downloaded. It gets all the way through but then stops about the middle of "Installing Drivers".. then I get the error window.  Any suggestions?

I have a feeling from reading that nothing will work with the current setup/software that I'm using. 

I'll take any suggestions before I list this gamebox on eBay.

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andycore
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My problem is as follows
I installed web driver and egpu is displayed
But not used
I can not choose egpu in the application settings
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andycore
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@mac_editor

thank you very much
without technical knowledge of OS everything works
thanks again
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andycore
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@mac_editor

Tell me if you have encountered such a problem
in the set-egpu terminals, I added the benchmark heaven application, egpu began to be used, and when I added the cs go game, an integrated map was used after launch
what could be the reason for this

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Posted by: @andycore

I added the benchmark heaven application, egpu began to be used, and when I added the cs go game, an integrated map was used after launch

Do you mean integrated GPU?

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andycore
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@mac_editor

yes right

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mac_editor
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@andycore

CSGO does not seem to use eGPU and many have had problems in the past with it. Try searching the forums as I don't recall a solution at the top of my head.

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andycore
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@mac_editor

thanks for the answer

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beccamac
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@mac_editor

I tried this many times and I cannot get to log in screen with eGPU. It seems as though I have to unplug eGPU ion start up and pug in HDMI directly to MP to log in. After, I can unplug HDMI and plug in TB eGPU which will then carry the video.

 

Can anyone confirm?

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@mac_editor

Hi Mate!

I hope you're doing great! I have an inquiry regarding the state of eGPU of my machine which I intend to make the most of by getting a Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 550W. My questions are:

1. Would it work with my machine? (iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015, macOS 10.15.3)

2. Do I need an external display to really make it work?

I really need a reply so I could be sure if the purchase is worth it. Thank you very much!

David

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@sernie

Add system config. to signature. You can search for your configuration (or similar) in builds.

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@mac_editor

Thank you mate! Already did and I stumbled upon a solid reference. You're awesome!

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@sernie

Good to hear. In case you have trouble with you setup, please reach out here 🙂

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largerdanlife
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I just want to say thank you because this script helped get my egpu working on high sierra. The instructions were really easy to follow so I want to thank you for making it easy for newcomers to get started! 🙂

2015 11” MacBook Air (5th, 2C, U) + ASUS Radeon VII @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Razer Core V2) + macOS 10.14.6


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@mac_editor

Awesome! Thank you very much!

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@mac_editor

First of all, thank you for all the hard work. 

 

My system 

iMac (27-inch, Late 2013)

3.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5

16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M 1 GB

 

I am also using an external Samsung T5 as boot disk. 

 

eGPU - Sonnet Breakaway 550

GPUs tried - Sapphire Pulse RX580, XFX RX580 GTS Black Edition

I was able to install the script by following instructions on the GitHub wiki. I ran Geekbench and it recognized my external GPU and benchmarked as expected. 

However, when it comes to video editing apps (which I primarily use), the following are the observations

1. DaVinci Resolve studio edition - Render starts and then stops in the middle. Pressing "Stop" just stops the render. Machine does not hang or anything. 

2. FCPx Trial version - I am not seeing any improvements with the rendering or transcoding times vs the inbuilt GPU. 

Purge-wrangler status

i82 Devices      Disabled

TB1/2 AMD eGPUs   Enabled

Legacy AMD eGPUs  Enabled

NVIDIA eGPUs      Disabled

Web Drivers       Absent

Can you please advise? 

 

EDIT : I also enabled Ti82 support - it does not resolve the issue. 

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purge-wrangler does not affect/decide how apps use eGPU. That’s up to the app. Read insights into macOS video editing (in my signature) for a bit more insight. 

 

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@mac_editor Further testing is even weirder. First things first - purge-wrangler is working as expected. I can see the external GPU being used by both FCPx and DaVinci Resolve in the GPU History under Activity Monitor. 

1. For FCPx, I had to go to Preferences and select the eGPU from the "Render/Share GPU" selection under "Playback"

2. DaVinci Resolve is where things get interesting. Prores 422 works great - rendering uses the eGPU. Although neither the eGPU or the CPU are being maxed out, and the memory pressure is also low. This looks weird but I don't think this has anything to do with purge-wrangler

Blackmagic Raw does not work. Trying to render causes the system to stop rendering 5-10 seconds into the render process. Running without eGPU seems to be work fine. 

In a nutshell, purge-wrangler is working fine. I need to delve more into Blackmagic RAW processing with eGPU. 

 

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Current System is a MacMini late 2012 i7 with 16 gigs of RAM and 1 TB SSD Blue WD.  Had this same issue with a MacBook Pro mid 2015 i7 also...   So had to do a fresh install of Mojave due to the Mac mini not wanting to take the cloned drive from the MacBook Pro.  randomly my system will lock up and the cursor will get larger and kinda 8 bitish looking and will get a larger spinning pin wheel of death.  Mind you when this happens its with a full install of Mojovie with all the different apps I use.  With the Mac mini I did the fresh install I have not had these issues till I installed all my normal items like google back up and sync and avast anti virus and a program called Smart-drive reporter.... then I got the 8bit cursor of death along with the beach ball... this is always solved by unplugging the thunderbolt cable and the systems works again when plugged back in. is there a way to pull the logs and post up what app is really causing this issues.  Currently I have uninstalled avast, google back up and sync and smart reporter.  and have yet to have a lock up.  But I would like to know which one it is because the lock ups are random and not doing certain use of things

 

 

 

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