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Nvidia drivers compatibility (with GPU and eGPU) issue  


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May 23, 2019 3:10 pm  

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!

MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) with GeForce GT 650M. eGPU - MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 3G (Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box)

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May 31, 2019 4:53 pm  
Posted by: ardsagart

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


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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Jun 10, 2019 9:49 am  

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.