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jhujhux2
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Late 2013 MBP with 750m, eGPU 1080 with Akitio Thunder 2 failed on High Sierra 10.13.1. It worked on Sierra for a while.

Right now after the installation processes, with eGPU plugged in, the system start up would be stuck at a 80% loading bar with a spinning wheel. Motherboard would be very hot, which reminds me of failed Power On Self Test, just that this happens at the loading of the system, not before.

When NVIDIA driver is disabled with no eGPU plugged in, the system failed to boot. Loading bar would go very slowly and does not finish after hitting 100%. I had to reinstall High Sierra.

I'm considering rolling back to Sierra. I do not recommend anyone with same setup to upgrade.

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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ricosuave0922
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Posted by: Philip Yakymov
Posted by: ricosuave0922
Posted by: Philip Yakymov

Finally I have “headless adapter” but system do not see graphic card 🙁 any more ideas? 

Did you mirror the headless display on the internal screen? Use the disable monitor program to set the resolution the same on both and then hold option (I think, might be command) and drag the two screen on top of each other in the arrangements tab of display section of system settings

I can't mirroring display cause system didn't see external graphic adapter and do not show mirroring check box. System recognize Akitio Node but didn't see 1080Ti  🙁

Configuration: Akitio Node TB3, TB3>TB2 adapter, Late 2013 MacBook Pro, High Sierra 10.13.1 (17B48), WebDriver-378.10.10.10.20.107

When are you hooking up the eGPU? If I login then plug it in it only shows up as node and doesn’t work. If I plug it in at the login screen, wait for the screen to black out and come back then login, it shows the card correctly and everything works.

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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shameel
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Posted by: jhujhux2

Late 2013 MBP with 750m, eGPU 1080 with Akitio Thunder 2 failed on High Sierra 10.13.1. It worked on Sierra for a while.

Right now after the installation processes, with eGPU plugged in, the system start up would be stuck at a 80% loading bar with a spinning wheel. Motherboard would be very hot, which reminds me of failed Power On Self Test, just that this happens at the loading of the system, not before.

When NVIDIA driver is disabled with no eGPU plugged in, the system failed to boot. Loading bar would go very slowly and does not finish after hitting 100%. I had to reinstall High Sierra.

I'm considering rolling back to Sierra. I do not recommend anyone with same setup to upgrade.

i have the same set up and can confirm that this issue exists for me too. 

still waiting for a working solution for macbooks with dedicated nvidia gpus

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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geoheil
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@shameel - same goes for me with a MacBook Pro 2017 + dedicated GPU

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Eightarmedpet
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I reinstalled and all worked well. My monitor (LG 5K) is no longer even detected but I think I managed to accelerate my internal screen using a Headless display adapter. Adobe Apps didn't detect the eGPU which is why I wanted to try it again (Premier, PS etc) but I think Boarderlands was running off the eGPU (60fps on high settings 1080 - its not the most demanding but surely thats way beyond an iGPU?). 2017 MacBook Pro 13", 1070.

Screen Shot 2017 11 25 at 16.40.21
Screen Shot 2017 11 25 at 16.17.38

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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shameel
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Posted by: geoheil

@shameel - same goes for me with a MacBook Pro 2017 + dedicated GPU

so it is confirmed that dedicated gpu macbooks work with a ton of issues. 

not worth upgrading for me but unfortunately i have already done it. any experts around here think this can be fixed?

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Philip Yakymov
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Posted by: ricosuave0922

 

I can't mirroring display cause system didn't see external graphic adapter and do not show mirroring check box. System recognize Akitio Node but didn't see 1080Ti  🙁

Configuration: Akitio Node TB3, TB3>TB2 adapter, Late 2013 MacBook Pro, High Sierra 10.13.1 (17B48), WebDriver-378.10.10.10.20.107

When are you hooking up the eGPU? If I login then plug it in it only shows up as node and doesn’t work. If I plug it in at the login screen, wait for the screen to black out and come back then login, it shows the card correctly and everything works.

@ricosuave0922 Have made  it by following of your instruction. Plug in cable at login screen, system do not blackout 🙁

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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ricosuave0922
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So you rebooted the computer, and before logging in you plugged in the node? or did you just log out and then plug it in. Mine only works after a full reboot.

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 TrDA
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Posted by: Philip Yakymov
Posted by: ricosuave0922

 

I can't mirroring display cause system didn't see external graphic adapter and do not show mirroring check box. System recognize Akitio Node but didn't see 1080Ti  🙁

Configuration: Akitio Node TB3, TB3>TB2 adapter, Late 2013 MacBook Pro, High Sierra 10.13.1 (17B48), WebDriver-378.10.10.10.20.107

When are you hooking up the eGPU? If I login then plug it in it only shows up as node and doesn’t work. If I plug it in at the login screen, wait for the screen to black out and come back then login, it shows the card correctly and everything works.

@ricosuave0922 Have made  it by following of your instruction. Plug in cable at login screen, system do not blackout 🙁

Restart and boot in Recovery Mode (press and hold cmd + R when hear the chime sound).  Enter in terminal and type "csrutil status": if its "enabled" type "csrutil disable" press enter and reboot, login and test pls.

early-2015 13″ MBA + Akito Thunder 2 + GTX1050ti + external display 1080p + macOS10.13.3 & Win10
late - 2011 17″ MBP + Akito Thunder 2 + GTX1050ti + external display 1080p + macOS10.13.3 & Win10

 
2015 13" MacBook Air [5th,2C,U] + GTX 1050 Ti @ 16Gbps-TB2 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS 10.13 & Win10 [build link]  


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MagicPi
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May I ask a question?
if I'm currently on Seirra 10.12.6,
with macbook pro 2016 15" with 460

I'm planning to get a aorus gaming box 1080

is it better to use the "eGPU Enabler by Rastafabi"
and stay on 10.12.6 or
go High Sierra and use the method here??

I know it looks like there's still issues with this and with gaming box
And still , both options seem to be "Not hot plug-able" 

2016 Macbook pro 15" Pro460 10.12.6 / Razer Blade 15" 144hz GTX1060
Aorus GTX 1080 Gaming Box / ASUS ROG PG279Q 165hz / iphone Xs Max / iPad Pro 9.7


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