Severe stability issues with 15" 2017 MBP / Razer Core X / Gigabyte RX 580 8G
Hey! I just got into eGPUs and my first experiences so far have been pretty bad.
My eGPU setup has been extremely unreliable. These are my specs:
Usually when I plug in my eGPU the system freezes. I can still move my cursor around but clicking anywhere won't do anything. Sometimes I'm lucky and the eGPU will connect properly. In that case freezes might occur at a later point in time - seemingly randomly.
Steps I've taken so far:
- Reset NVRAM + PRAM
- Reinstall macOS and not restore from TimeMachine
- create a new user account and see if the error persists (it does)
- try different cables (I've got an active 2 m cable from LG and a passive 0.5 m cable from Razer. Issues persist with both cables)
I've used this graphics card in a hackintosh before and had similar freezing issues. The card did run fine with Linux and Windows though, so there might just be compatibility issues with macOS in general.
Is anyone using the Gigabyte RX 580 8G without any problems? If anyone made similar experiences, I will replace this card.
Ok small update. I just installed Windows and had a freeze similar to the ones I observed on macOS if I got the card to boot at all. So, I guess the graphics card is defective.
I used one of these cards back in my Hackinktosh days and never had any issues in either macOS or W10, so I'd say you have a faulty card/hardware.
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