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reptilianbrain
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Posted by: shameel
 
im using the exact same macbook so perhaps this problem is isolated to this type of machine

also have my wifes 2015 macbook with intel graphics working flawlessly 

@shameel I have a guess that this is happening b/c the 750M isn't used for internal display. For some reason it's not shown at all in the About although it is shown in the System Profiler (or whatever that is called). 

 

MBP 2013 750M + Akitio [email protected]RX570 (OSX) & GTX1080 (Bootcamp)


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shameel
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i dont have the technical knowledge to work around it. if anyone who does can help then great otherwise i will wait for a better egpu enabler for high sierra 

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reptilianbrain
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It seems the problem is with WindowServer eating a ton of memory (well, relatively, it was 700MB for me in Activity Monitor). So I updated to High Sierra Developer Beta 10.13.2 and performance significantly improved (WindowServer is now  about 200MB). Unfortunately there is no Nvidia Web Driver for 10.13.2 so I will just use OSX without eGPU for now. 

It doesn't seem to be related to this enabler at all. Just need Nvidia to update their drivers with 10.13.2 compatibility. 

Or maybe someone knows a way to force OSX to use existing Nvidia Web Driver? I could try forcing 10.13.2 to use the drivers of 10.13.1

Btw upon update to 10.13.2 I had the error where the progress bar takes forever to load and then gets stuck at the end. After resetting PRAM (CMD+ALT+P+R at boot) I could load OSX fine.

 

FYI people on various boards mention this problem, seems to be related to 2012-2015 MBPs 

 

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/any-news-about-the-macbook-pro-nvidia-gpu-lag-yet.2088300/

 

 

MBP 2013 750M + Akitio [email protected]RX570 (OSX) & GTX1080 (Bootcamp)


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André Venâncio
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Hi.

I've purchased the Akitio node and the GTX1080 recently as a lot of youtube videos were saying that eGPU was now possible on High Sierra, and I was super excited about it until all my stuff arrived home.

I've been going through all the resources I can find here on the Forum, but so far no luck.

This is my setup:

- Macbook pro 2016 with Touch Bar running 10.13.1 (17B48)

- Akitio Node

- Gigabyte GTX 1080 connected to BenQ LED monitor via HDMI cable

- Nvidia web drivers 378.10.10.10.20.107

- CUDA 9.0.222

 

When I click on About this mac / System Report / Graphics/Displays I can see my NVIDIA GTX1080 being correctly detected, however on the About This Mac / Overview on the Graphics text I only see my Radeon / Intel HD Graphics (internal GFX cards)

I've tried everything, I keep seeing a black screen with my mouse cursor, and ocasionally I see my built in display with fragmented squares.

Does anyone have a similar setup? Would be keen to understand what I'm missing here. so far, I've wasted +1000$ for nothing 🙁

 

Any help will be appreciated.

Andre

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xpp2009
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hello, i've "successfully" installed the driver and then the system detects my gtx 1050 ti,(however the graphic card is not shown in the  "overview" window (as your first image), but shown both in the "display" and "graphic/display" as yours does )

But when i connect the external display with the Akitio thunder 2, the external display doesn't show anything except that the mouse appears when i move it into the external display. And the internal display of my mbp works just fine as normal (normal as if there is a external display).

what is the matter? i couldn't figure it out, please help...

# i am using a 2014 mid macbook pro retina 15 inch, on mac os high sierra 10.13.1 (17B48), with a samsung external display 1920x1080p

# the enclosure is an Akitio thunderbolt 2 with a GTX 1050 ti

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Parnaudfr
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Hi,

 

I have a similar setup.

So on my system, this is what I did:

First download and install the Nvidia web drivers

Startup in recovery mode.

run csrutil enable --without kext

restart the machine without the akitio plug in

install the V2 version of the activation software (please see the first page on this post)

restart the machine

login to your account

hot plug the akitio node

log out of your account, then login. The external egpu will normally start and run smoothly (I Ama using an external display connected to the egpu. I don't believe the ogpu is accelerating the internal display).

Hope this is solving your issue.

 

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Oleg Pshenichnij
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I’m very tired of looking for a solution 🙁 Help! How do I switch graphics on my external card ?????

What do I need to do?

The system sees the video card but does not use it! 

 

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alchemistake
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I think I found something.

I had the black screen problem. I re installed everything. I had black screen again.

But I just tried the spoof efi for opening Windows (2014 MBPR). It worked. I don't know will it work or wont work for others but worth a try. The efi I'm talking about: Some macs has problem with Windows that gives black screen, so there was a script after that mimics the macOS and then you open Windows. I could not find the topic on the forum, maybe somebody recognizes it and sends it.

The cycle that worked for me:

  1. Power on
  2. Force refind menu
  3. Run Spoof.efi
  4. Refind opens again
  5. Select macOS from refind menu
  6. ...
  7. Profit

I hope it works for the unfortunate ones like me!

 

I find the guides a I followed for spoof and stuff:

https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/guide-how-to-activate-irisiris-pro-with-refind-and-gpu-switch/

https://egpu.io/forums/builds/late-2013-15-macbook-pro-gt750m-gtx106016gbps-tb2-akitio-thunder2-win10-offline/#post-5578

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Andrew Graham
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Great to see this thread! this is my first post here.

When I tried to install the latest nvidia driver at step 2, it refuses saying mac os 10.13.1 is not supported.

The nvidia driver version is -

378.10.10.10.15.114

Does that mean I should try to revert back a version to 10.13.0 somehow?

I'm running a maxed out 2016 macbook pro 15", sonnet egfx 550w, 1080 TI founders edition.

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chocomonsters
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@André Venâncio

Assume that you have already installed NVIDIAGPUSupport and disabled SIP, try this.  I too had similar problem until I read instruction over again.

Boot into Mac OS without eGPU plugged into your MBP 15.  Once you are logged in, hot plug eGPU TB3 cable to your MBP.  Now just log out.

At this point your external monitor should come alive.  Just log back in and you are done.

Unfortunately, you have to do this every time you log into Mac OS.

MacBook Pro 15" 2018
MSI Ge Force RTX 2080
Akitio Node
Windows 10 1903 / Akitio Node Lite / Samsung SSD 970 EVO


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