[GUIDE] MBP eGPU detection issues: delayed hotplugging, PERST# switch
@Ken-Zu : you should consider trying my method, too - it is more time consuming, but it worth that extra 5 minutes, for the 100% succes rate, I posted it here. I think this could be a solution for you too, I'm experimenting with faster methods, but as far this was the only one, that works constantly for me.
EDIT: I'm using now actually DDU, what helps me fasten the uninstalling process, and also, if you'd freeze at step 6, you can try plugging it in, when the spinning wheel starts loading, for me both of these methods seems to work.
It does not work. I hope there is a way that is more feasible?
Using my method did not work either? That is odd, as it works flawlessly all the time for me... What are you trying to do exactly? I know "the same as the other mentioned methods" but tell me exactly too, how you are trying to make it work!
@samupetho I have not tried your method yet. However, installing Nivida drivers many times is quite complicated. I'm trying a method with windows 8 build 9200 installed on an external SSD. What version of Nivida driver do you use for installation? I was quite successful with version 376.33. The latest version is unsuccessful.
That's odd, I use the latest windows 10 update, with the latest nVidia drivers. Also, in device manager, I disabled the iSight camera, but that did not make any difference for me - although there are people who reported that it was useful for them.
Edit: I use my method on an everyday basis, and that +10 minutes just worth my time, I used to uninstall the drivers with DDU, when I finish gaming and would turn my laptop off. So basically every fresh boot means windows - hotplug - driver install, mac - egpu.sh script in normal, then in -a mode, then boot back to windows, and hotplug it just when the spinning wheel starts. Success every time, and that extra time just worth it knowing it is going to work 100%, instead of playing with the different timing methods and getting p*ssed and angry all the time 😀
@samupetho I will try your method when the method set on the external ssd does not work. Thanks for your method. I will post fast as soon as you try your method.
@Ken-Zu oh I forget to tell you - for me it's installed on the internal ssd, via Bootcamp, all the drivers are updated to the latest, either macOS and Windows side.
@Ken-Zu as far as I know, the external SSD method in this case is a big hassle, dou you have the time / would you mind trying to install Windows via Bootcamp, and follow my steps? Also if you have an external monitor, what I believe, is a must in our case, make sure to connect it to the eGPU - not to the laptop
@samupetho First, thank you very much. However, I do not use windows 10 to set up. It's really hard. I downgraded to windows 8.1 and everything works perfectly. The success rate is 100% without having to reinstall drivers or run scripts or any other tricks. Simply plug and play. I thought I would use windows 8.1 to play games and Macos to work. Thank for everything.