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Can someone please help. Trying to do a simple EGPU Setup?
 

Can someone please help. Trying to do a simple EGPU Setup?  

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(@flipperkoala)
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I have 2018 MacBook Pro and I am using Razer Core X to connect to it as an EGPU to play some games in Windows Bootcamp. Everytime I connect it with top left thunderbolt I get a blue screen and windows crash. What am I missing? I read some builds and saw that it should be straightforward. 

 

I don't need a display on my Mac, I just want to get display on external Tv.

2018 15" MacBook Pro 2018 i9 32GB 1TB-SSD
Razor Core X + GTX 1080 Ti


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Eightarmedpet
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What GPU?
I have to plug mine in when after boot selection when the Windows logo first appears.

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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(@flipperkoala)
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It's Razer Core X with Nvidia 1080 Ti. Man, I am so frustrated for not being able to do it. What's the initial basic setup I need to do to make it work?

2018 15" MacBook Pro 2018 i9 32GB 1TB-SSD
Razor Core X + GTX 1080 Ti


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(@flipperkoala)
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Anyone with the solution? I'm almost at the point of returning Razer Core X, I bought it only after reading that it's a straightforward hookup if you want to just activate your external display. Seems like I will not get it working.

2018 15" MacBook Pro 2018 i9 32GB 1TB-SSD
Razor Core X + GTX 1080 Ti


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itsage
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First of all, setting up an eGPU in Boot Camp for the 2018 15″ MacBook Pro is not a simple process. Most reports and my experience included have the top right Thunderbolt 3 port to work best on the 2018 15″ MacBook Pro. Why do you use the top left Thunderbolt 3 port to connect the eGPU? Take a look at this post where @mac_editor tried different approaches.

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(@flipperkoala)
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Posted by: itsage

First of all, setting up an eGPU in Boot Camp for the 2018 15" MacBook Pro is not a simple process. Most reports and my experience included have the top right Thunderbolt 3 port to work best on the 2018 15" MacBook Pro. Why do you use the top left Thunderbolt 3 port to connect the eGPU? Take a look at this post where @mac_editor tried different approaches.

I'm not looking to have internal display working. I only want external display activated and from what I have read here, it looks like it's straightforward. I just need to see some steps which I need to perform to exactly achieve that. 

Something like:

Step 1: Install Boot Camp
Step 2: Plug eGPU
Step 3: Go to Device Manager and disable X Y Z.

Any help in this regard will be extremely appreciating. 

2018 15" MacBook Pro 2018 i9 32GB 1TB-SSD
Razor Core X + GTX 1080 Ti


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Eightarmedpet
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You should post some screen shots of the errors you are getting as that will help folks help you out...

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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(@flipperkoala)
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Just trying to get a simple freaking system work. I have new Boot Camp windows installed and my 15" Macbook Pro 2018 is attached to Razer Core X and an HDMI is running from Core to my TV. I can't get display up my TV. I only want external display to work at the moment but I have spent around 14 hours now on this damn thing to get it work.

Can someone please help me?

2018 15" MacBook Pro 2018 i9 32GB 1TB-SSD
Razor Core X + GTX 1080 Ti


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(@flipperkoala)
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This is where I am. I have uninstalled dGPU with DDU and now I am having Error 43 on NVIDIA.

2018 15" MacBook Pro 2018 i9 32GB 1TB-SSD
Razor Core X + GTX 1080 Ti


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Eightarmedpet
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Oddly enough, I'm having a nightmare with my set up too now... I wonder if new Nvidia drivers are to blame? Anyone else having error 43 issues with 10xx series cards?

edit: this was solved, OP hadn't plugged his GPU in correctly, and my power cables had been knocked so needed readjusting.

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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


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nickhmm6
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Im having the same problem,
MacBook pro 2017 non TB 13"
Razer core X
GTX 1070TI FTW
Windows 10 Bootcamp

If I hotplug the box to the macbook while its running, theres a weird blue screen with shite patches and the macbook reboots. Any tips?

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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Eightarmedpet
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Posted by: nickhmm6

Im having the same problem,
MacBook pro 2017 non TB 13"
Razer core X
GTX 1070TI FTW
Windows 10 Bootcamp

If I hotplug the box to the macbook while its running, theres a weird blue screen with shite patches and the macbook reboots. Any tips?

Plug in your egpu after you select windows from the bootloader. You’ll need to be quick, I have to plug in just before the spinning dots appear (so it’s just the windows logo on screen when I plug in).

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


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nickhmm6
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Ok I resinstalled Windows and upgraded to Mojave.

Now if I hotplug it, it dosent crash and reboot. Instead, its not being detected at all, tried plugging it in just after the windows logo appears a few times.

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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nickhmm6
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Ok update: I hotplougged it into the other port and Windows detected it.

IT says "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter" under device manager now.

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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