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Nvidia drivers compatibility (with GPU and eGPU) issue  

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ardsagart
(@ardsagart)
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Hello everyone,

I'm trying to set up GTX 1060 as eGPU (with Sonnet Breakaway Box) on MacBook Pro 2012 (TB3 to 2 adaptor) with bootcamp Windows 10. Mac's main GPU is GeForce GT 650M.

After 1060's driver installation the system shows error 43 on GT 650M (main GPU) and simply does not display 1060 in Device Manager. 1060 runs only without any driver. GT 650's driver is also not compatible with 1060.

Is there any way to install and use 2 nvidia drivers?

When I'm turning off GT 650M via PCI in the Device Manager - Windows can't run (even in Safe Mode).

Could you please advise any solution? Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance!

MacBookPro10,1 (Retina, Mid 2012). eGPU: ASUS ROG-STRIX-RX590-8G-GAMING (Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box)


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intruder
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Joined: 1 year ago
 
Posted by: ardsagart

...Is there any way to install and use 2 nvidia drivers?...

No.

If there's no way to turn off GT 650M, then modding the drivers is the only option available.

You can modify the driver for 1060 to install and detect GT 650M as well.

Laptop: Lenovo Y510P
eGPU: Gigabyte 1070 Mini OC
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averyminya
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Joined: 3 months ago
 

How does one go about this?

Trying to get an Mid-2012 Macbook Pro (Non-Retina) GT 650M to work with Akito Thunder 2 and GTX 1060 6GB, using a Kameron Cable and a Dell DA-2 Power Adapter.


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glowi
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Joined: 2 months ago
 

I don't think you need to mod drivers. I had the similar problem with Quatro P1000 GPU and GF 1070 eGPU.
Either Quatro or GF was working because of the clashing drivers.

I downloaded the latest  GF drivers from  Nvidia website.
I unistalled Quatro and its drivers in the Device Manager. (It got generic Win drivers so the Win still run)
Then I restarted ntb without any connection to internet to prevent  Win 10 to download and  install Quatro  drivers (It may be not neccessary).
I Installed the GF drivers and both GPU got the same drivers and both have been working together with no problem since.

The only downside of this solution is that you lose 3D modeling programs mesh acceleration that is contained in Quatro drivers for P1000.

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HP Zbook Studio G5 x360 (Intel Core i7 8850 + Nvidia Quatro P1000) + eGPU Gigabyte Aorus Gaming Box GF 1070


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ardsagart
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Thank you, everyone! I decided to change eGPU from Nvidia 1060 to RX 590. I failed with 1060 completely.

MacBookPro10,1 (Retina, Mid 2012). eGPU: ASUS ROG-STRIX-RX590-8G-GAMING (Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box)


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