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Machina721
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Jan 11, 2019 7:12 pm  

So I love the community here and appreciate everything everyone does to support everyone who uses an egpu. I was trying to see if someone has asked about this issue before, but couldn't really find anything so I thought I'd ask and see if someone has any suggestions/ideas.

I have an ASUS XG Station Pro with a GTX 1080 TI ASUS ROG STRIX connected to my Razer Blade 2017 14" (i7-7700HQ) running Windows 10 and have had mostly no issues running it except when it comes to the drivers. So when I plug in the dock and install the drivers, it detects the video cards (the 1060 on the laptop) and properly stops using the gpu on the laptop. But if I disconnect the laptop after shutting down and then boot up the laptop while disconnected from the dock I have an issue where the 1060 is disabled with "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)" in the device manager.

I then have to either only use the Intel integrated graphics or have to go through the somewhat lengthy and very annoying process of reinstalling the graphics driver and then rebooting. I noticed that when I boot up the geforce experience, there seems to be no graphics driver installed (I can't click settings or anything in the interface except the "download" to install a driver). 

Once I install a driver, everything works fine, that is until I connect the EGPU. Even though the driver that I installed while disconnected seems to work fine with the connected EGPU, as I have to do nothing to get the 1080TI detected, once I disconnect, I have to go through the process again. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions that'd be great.

I do have the ASUS XG station pro software installed (the hot plug tool), but nothing from Razer.

Razer Blade 2017 14" - i7-7700HQ
ASUS XG Station Pro with ASUS ROG Strix 1080TI


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theitsage
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Jan 11, 2019 8:38 pm  

@machina721 Have you tried using the eGPU without ASUS Hotplug Tool software? I haved used a similar configuration [Alienware 15R3 + XG Station Pro + STRIX 1080Ti]. What I always do is manually disabled the GTX 1070 dGPU in Device Manager prior to connecting the GTX 1080 Ti. Once I need to use the GTX 1070 dGPU I would re-enable it.

Another step I did during setup that may help was a complete removal of Nvidia graphics drivers using DDU. Once it's all clean, I downloaded and installed the latest Nvidia drivers available. I had not encountered error 43 when using the AW15R3 without eGPU.

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Joikansai
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Jan 11, 2019 9:26 pm  
Posted by: Machina721

So I love the community here and appreciate everything everyone does to support everyone who uses an egpu. I was trying to see if someone has asked about this issue before, but couldn't really find anything so I thought I'd ask and see if someone has any suggestions/ideas.

I have an ASUS XG Station Pro with a GTX 1080 TI ASUS ROG STRIX connected to my Razer Blade 2017 14" (i7-7700HQ) running Windows 10 and have had mostly no issues running it except when it comes to the drivers. So when I plug in the dock and install the drivers, it detects the video cards (the 1060 on the laptop) and properly stops using the gpu on the laptop. But if I disconnect the laptop after shutting down and then boot up the laptop while disconnected from the dock I have an issue where the 1060 is disabled with "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)" in the device manager.

I then have to either only use the Intel integrated graphics or have to go through the somewhat lengthy and very annoying process of reinstalling the graphics driver and then rebooting. I noticed that when I boot up the geforce experience, there seems to be no graphics driver installed (I can't click settings or anything in the interface except the "download" to install a driver). 

Once I install a driver, everything works fine, that is until I connect the EGPU. Even though the driver that I installed while disconnected seems to work fine with the connected EGPU, as I have to do nothing to get the 1080TI detected, once I disconnect, I have to go through the process again. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions that'd be great.

I do have the ASUS XG station pro software installed (the hot plug tool), but nothing from Razer.

Try Razer gpu switcher, it’s for your Blade but works also fine on Blade 15 and xps15. If you’re facing loosing nvidia driver after unplugging, I did this, put same Nvidia driver somewhere on your Blade do clean install before unplugging and after connecting to enclosure. I had similar issues with Blade 15 at first time connection (rtx2080), on Blade 14 (1080ti Razer Core V2) with gpu switcher it was non sich issues.

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Machina721
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Jan 12, 2019 3:13 am  

@theitsage I tried the approach that you outlined this evening, unfortunately it seems that when I connected the GPU, the eGPU was not detected.

@ Joikansai I'm actually testing the Razer GPU switcher, which seems to be somewhat working. I'm going to spend a couple hours messing with it tomorrow and see what I find as the optimal approach. Currently, it seems to be working where I've installed the drivers while disconnected from the GPU, but I'm experiencing a stuttering that occurs when I connect the eGPU after I've already turned on and logged into the laptop.

Razer Blade 2017 14" - i7-7700HQ
ASUS XG Station Pro with ASUS ROG Strix 1080TI


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