Error 43 Aorus Gaming Box RX580
I have been using the gaming box with my 2018 macbook pro 13 with no problem for several months. However, just recently, whenever i try to connect the external gpu, it always shows error 43 on my window setup. Usually it would only show error 12 and whenever I disabled PCI Port #3 and reboot, it would always work without any issue.
I have tried reinstalling/upgrade/downgrade the AMD graphic driver, Refind, and also automate-eGPU EFI and none of the above work in windows.
Using mojave however, works without any problems.
Has anyone experienced this?
Is it a hardware faulty?
@badtz I have the same Gaming Box RX580 and a 2017 13" MBP. I don't have the Error 43 problem under Boot Camp. If your hardware is working properly under MacOS, it is more likely a driver problem under Windows rather than a hardware problem.
Do you still have the Intel graphics drivers installed under Windows? Some users here have success removing the Intel drivers with DDU. The downside is you can't use your laptop display under Windows, but it does provide a more stable environment.
Also, once you get the error 43 fixed, there is a 1.3 firmware update for the Gaming Box on the Gigabyte support site you might want to try. You can only install under Windows (not MacOS).
Thank you for the quick reply @mar_kelp
I 've been trying to fix this issue but nothing seems to work. Try to avoid a clean install if I can but I guess if nothing work then I have no other option.
It's just weird that its been working perfectly before and now suddenly it doesn't work anymore. No new software installation or windows update..
Yup, I just updated the 1.3 firmware. Thank you for the information. I have also tried to reflash the H2D firmware.
Well if nothing works I guess I need to do a clean install
Best regards and thank you,
I don't have a good response for this as I don't use my setup that way. I only use Windows/Boot Camp when attached to my eGPU and external display at my desk. So the lack of the 13" internal display under Windows is not a problem for me. Hopefully someone else can give you better advice for a mobile solution. Good luck!
I have finally got it working again.
As @mar_kelp said, it was windows driver related problems. After I did a clean install everything work normally again. But before that let me point out what I aware of.
As I said before, I could connect the egpu to either left or right side port of macbook pro. The upper-left port or bottom right port.
To be able to use the bottom right port, I usually disable PCI port #3 in device manager, plugin TB cable (it would show code 12 on device manager under display adapter), restart, and voila.. After this, just re-enable the PCI port#3 again to enable wifi.
When using the upper left port, just plug the TB cable, windows start, then things would work without the need to disable any PCI port.
Yesterday however, none of the above method worked. It would always showed error 43 whenever I tried to connect the egpu. Then after trial and error, I figured out I could only use the upper left port by disabling PCI port #9. I don't know what caused this to happen. Maybe because of windows update or any software that I recently installed..( not that I'm aware of)
Finally, I just did a clean install then problem solved. I can now use both the left port or the right port again.
Hope this would help those of you who encounter error 43. Try using other port and disable PCI port to free resources. And try to do a clean install to get rid of any driver related issues.
Have a good day 🙂