eGPU crashes repeatedly after working flawlessly for a few months - XPS 15 9560 + Aorus 1080 Gaming Box
It sounds like it could be a power issue. If you have the ability to test both the eGPU on a different system while under load and see if there are any crashes, we could try to further isolate the issue.
Also, you mentioned removing the battery from your laptop? Do you still not have a battery installed? When a laptop is under a power heavy load and can't get enough power from its power source, it will use the battery as a "backup" for lack of a better term. If you still do not have a battery installed, your system might be crashing due to a power error from the missing battery.
@boltoway, Hmm I did think about not having the battery might cause all this stuff, it's just that my current battery is so swollen so I had to throw it out, might try to get my hands on another unit soon.
On another note, things have been going smoothly for 2 days, seems like the last crash was just Blender's problem or something, not sure if this is any hope but I'm crossing my fingers for it, if this goes on for another week I might call it!
@ddwscmin, I would highly recommend getting a replacement battery. Blender is an extremely intensive workload that could easily max out your system's power draw, causing the crashes due to your system wanting to pull power from the battery as well.
I am glad my fix has at least made your system more stable. If you end up replacing the battery and the crashes cease, make sure you update this thread for future user's reference.