2019 MacBook (eGPU stopped working - 1903 Build - Razer Core v2 & GTX 1080)
 

2019 MacBook (eGPU stopped working - 1903 Build - Razer Core v2 & GTX 1080)  

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D3monw3st
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Hello,

After being informed that by using build 1903 I am able to switch the graphical setting with the windows built-in graphic settings. I was using that. However, recently (2 hrs ago) it all stopped working. I got error 43 and applied the patch that was created, and the GPU was now being read in the device manager. However, it went away in graphic settings! Anyway, tldr I removed that partition and created a new one. This time I've created so many restore points to help troubleshoot, but so far no luck. Right now, I have plugged the Razer Core V2 in and Windows has automatically installed the Razer Core drivers and the GTX 1080 Drivers. After it did that I tried the graphic settings, but it wasn't showing. So then I installed the driver settings for my 1080 directly from NVIDIA (it read the card and installed). I come back in Windows to find that the GPU is indeed being read in the device manager, but not being read in the graphical settings. I'm super stumped because this was the exact same process I did before and it was all working fine. Now all of sudden nothing is working. I recently invested quite a bit into my eGPU set up in hopes of it working, but I've really lost a lot of motivation. Any help in getting this fixed would be very much appreciated. 

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@d3monw3st As you've probably already surmised, Windows can be rather flaky. The only suggestions that come to mind are:

  • Uninstall all drivers using DDU and retry setting up the GPUs.
  • Clean install Windows 1903 and start over.

Good luck. Seems like an odd issue. Hopefully someone with more insight than myself could chime in (@itsage / @oliverb).

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@d3monw3st
MS Hybrid doesn't work older nVidia drivers. If you update them you will have the feature.

Note, when you update them to drivers newer than about 411 then you will lose OpenCL for nVidia when combined when AMD drivers. If you don't need OpenCL just use the newest nVidia drivers.

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@mac_editor With regards to DDU I did that with my prior build and it was rather messed up afterwards, showing only Microsoft Display Adapter and not allowing me to install NVIDIA drivers. As of now, I am on a clean install, but still doesn’t work.

@oliverb Thanks for the reply, right now I do have the latest drivers for the GPU installed, but something weird is that even though the GPU shows up in the device manager when I launch the GeForce Experience it doesn’t seem to recognize the card. 

If you don’t mind me asking, could I get a dummy step by step on how to set up my GPU? I wonder if I’m doing something obliviously wrong and just don’t know it. 

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@mac_editor With regards to DDU I did that with my prior build and it was rather messed up afterwards, showing only Microsoft Display Adapter and not allowing me to install NVIDIA drivers. As of now, I am on a clean install, but still doesn’t work.

@oliverb Thanks for the reply, right now I do have the latest drivers for the GPU installed, but something weird is that even though the GPU shows up in the device manager when I launch the GeForce Experience it doesn’t seem to recognize the card. 

If you don’t mind me asking, could I get a dummy step by step on how to set up my GPU? I wonder if I’m doing something obliviously wrong and just don’t know it. 

@d3monw3st
You are asking the right person, I wrote *the* Bootcamp Step-by-Step guide. Of course I can only guarantee success for a freshly installed Windows 10 Build 1803. Other versions behave a little different and old installation tend to yield more errors.

PS: Depending on the drivers windows is installing to may have to update the drivers at the end in order to have MS Hybrid.

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@oliverb

Gotcha! Very nice guide, thank you for creating it. I might give it a try on my 1903 build and if it doesn’t work then I’ll hop onto 1803. I’ll restart from a recovery point and give it a try. With your guide do I set the graphic settings to use high performance just like how I once had it? 

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@oliverb

Gotcha! Very nice guide, thank you for creating it. I might give it a try on my 1903 build and if it doesn’t work then I’ll hop onto 1803. I’ll restart from a recovery point and give it a try. With your guide do I set the graphic settings to use high performance just like how I once had it? 

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This feature you talk about "graphics settings to use high performance" is called MS Hybrid and it is only important, if you use the internal display. If you have an external display the system always uses your eGPU for high performance.

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@oliverb

Yeah, my intent is to use the internal display and accelerate that. Would the guide still work with MS Hybrid? 

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@oliverb

Yeah, my intent is to use the internal display and accelerate that. Would the guide still work with MS Hybrid? 

Regards,

D3monw3st

Yes, the guide supports MS Hybrid.
If you have a look at this post of mine within the guide,, you can see it.

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@oliverb

Ah okay, perfect. I will give it a try. Thanks!

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Hello,

It doesn't seem to work on the build 1903. Wouldn't let me disable and enable the device, instead I unplugged and replugged, but the same issue occurred. It read the GPU, but later on gave error 43 and wouldn't show up in the MS Hybrid. 

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Hello,

It doesn't seem to work on the build 1903. Wouldn't let me disable and enable the device, instead I unplugged and replugged, but the same issue occurred. It read the GPU, but later on gave error 43 and wouldn't show up in the MS Hybrid. 

Of course, when you get Error 43, you won't be able to see it in MS Hybrid. Which notebook do you have? If it is MacBook Pro, did you try both sides?

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@oliverb

Yeah, just tried both sides. If I'm quick enough to open device manager it'll show it as being read, but then it turns into Error 43 later on. 

 

 

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@oliverb

Yeah, just tried both sides. If I'm quick enough to open device manager it'll show it as being read, but then it turns into Error 43 later on. 

 

 

Did you try you eGPU on MacOSX or any other system? Permanent Error 43 could mean defective hardware or too little power.

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D3monw3st
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@oliverb

I did try it with a RX 570 Sapphire card and it worked perfectly fine on MacOS. The only power deficiency is that it provides less than 87 watts to the laptop. If this could be an issue, I can plug my 87 watt charger in on the other side of the ports.

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Also, as an FYI the core v2 is turning on all of the rgb and the cards fan is spinning.

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@oliverb

I did try it with a RX 570 Sapphire card and it worked perfectly fine on MacOS. The only power deficiency is that it provides less than 87 watts to the laptop. If this could be an issue, I can plug my 87 watt charger in on the other side of the ports.

Now this doesn't make to much sense. You got Error 43 with an RX 570?

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No, I am getting Error 43 with my GTX 1080. I just installed the NVIDIA drivers from the website and restarted, now it’s telling me Code 1 To find a driver for the device, click Update Driver.

EDIT: Changed to error 43

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@oliverb

No, I am getting Error 43 with my GTX 1080. I just installed the NVIDIA drivers from the website and restarted, now it’s telling me Code 1 To find a driver for the device, click Update Driver.

EDIT: Changed to error 43

So you tried your eGPU with  GTX 1080 with MacOSX or a PC, yes or no?

PS: If you get permanent Error 43, this step is mandatory. If course MacOSX means in the case of GTX1080 High Sierra.

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@oliverb

eGPU on my 2019 MacBook Pro 15” in Bootcamp on Windows Version 1903.

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eGPU on my 2019 MacBook Pro 15” in Bootcamp on Windows Version 1903.

Again, you must check the integrity of your hardware on a second system. If not, we are chasing ghosts.

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Which step is Mandatory? 

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Which step is Mandatory? 

It's mandatory that your eGPU with GTX1080 is checked on a second system, either MacOSX High Sierra or a PC.

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Ah yes, the GPU works on my built PC rig which uses a Ryzen 5 2600X as the cpu. The enclosure itself also works as I have tested it on my Mac OS side with a RX 570. Both are read and working in their respective environments.

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Very well.. this is the information I needed. So your Windows 10 Build 1903 is freshly installed?
If not: Reinstall.
If it still doesn't work: Try Build 1803.

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@oliverb

This is unreal, I had a hunch from reading your diagnostic of the problem in that it was purely a hardware related issue that maybe something was indeed wrong with the combination. So I took a compressed air filter and just ran it along everything, magically when I plugged it in afterwards it began to work. 

Oliver, thank you tremendously for your time I sincerely appreciate it. 

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@oliverb

This is unreal, I had a hunch from reading your diagnostic of the problem in that it was purely a hardware related issue that maybe something was indeed wrong with the combination. So I took a compressed air filter and just ran it along everything, magically when I plugged it in afterwards it began to work. 

Oliver, thank you tremendously for your time I sincerely appreciate it. 

I don't think that cleaning solved the issue, but some other step related to it, like rebooting or shutting down or unplug and replug it..

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