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jrad83
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December 31, 2018 3:48 am  

Hi all, 

I purchased a Asus RTX 2070 and Asus XG Station Pro in November for my Dell XPS 9560. After a month of trying to get things to work - they never did - I gave up and switched the new ThinkPad X1 Extreme. The switch was due anyway for the hexa core processor and with the new 40gbps TB3 port in the X1e, I thought the egpu should be a breeze. But here's my experience so far.

System config:
X1e
4k hdr internal display 
4k hdr LG 27in monitor 
GTX 1050Ti Max Q internal
RTX 2070 egpu 
Monitor connected to egpu via USB c
Asus xg station pro connected via TB3
Latest Windows update
Latest nVidia drivers 

1. Plug and play didn't work. Windows ran into a wdf_violation bsod. Which funnily enough resolved itself over an hour. 
2. But then the famous Code 43 showed up. 
3. I used DDU and started from scratch and ended up with the same bsod. Which again resolved itself over 2 restarts and again Code 43 showed up. 
4. I've done pretty much every solution here including trying the Bootable usb disk for efi. 

Now I'm at my wits end. This was supposed to be plug and play 🙁  am this close to giving up and just assembling a budget desktop since I've owned that RTX 2070 for nearly 2 months without using it even once.

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December 31, 2018 3:55 am  

Sorry to hear of your struggles. Error 43 is usually associated with power issues. Have you confirmed this RTX 2070 is fully working? Given how common these RTX cards failed early, it may have been the culprit all along.

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jrad83
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December 31, 2018 4:02 am  
Posted by: theitsage

Sorry to hear of your struggles. Error 43 is usually associated with power issues. Have you confirmed this RTX 2070 is fully working? Given how common these RTX cards failed early, it may have been the culprit all along.

Well, I don't have a desktop to drop it into right away. I could try that at office, but it shows up in Device Manager no issues. 

Now that you've said it, I'm thinking of the nightmare of building a desktop only to see a dead RTX 🙈

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Joikansai
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December 31, 2018 4:02 pm  
Posted by: jrad83

Hi all, 

I purchased a Asus RTX 2070 and Asus XG Station Pro in November for my Dell XPS 9560. After a month of trying to get things to work - they never did - I gave up and switched the new ThinkPad X1 Extreme. The switch was due anyway for the hexa core processor and with the new 40gbps TB3 port in the X1e, I thought the egpu should be a breeze. But here's my experience so far.

System config:
X1e
4k hdr internal display 
4k hdr LG 27in monitor 
GTX 1050Ti Max Q internal
RTX 2070 egpu 
Monitor connected to egpu via USB c
Asus xg station pro connected via TB3
Latest Windows update
Latest nVidia drivers 

1. Plug and play didn't work. Windows ran into a wdf_violation bsod. Which funnily enough resolved itself over an hour. 
2. But then the famous Code 43 showed up. 
3. I used DDU and started from scratch and ended up with the same bsod. Which again resolved itself over 2 restarts and again Code 43 showed up. 
4. I've done pretty much every solution here including trying the Bootable usb disk for efi. 

Now I'm at my wits end. This was supposed to be plug and play 🙁  am this close to giving up and just assembling a budget desktop since I've owned that RTX 2070 for nearly 2 months without using it even once.

2 Months!? I bought Evga 2070, slot in and popped out graphics display bar from window, that’s all, no gpu detected after driver installation, slot out, wait slot in again with no successful, Thunderbolt software recognize my enclosure though. In 2 days I can’t wait longer and send it back to evga for diagnosis, and it’s dead card as I thought (because at that time I used xc 2080 gaming that works fine on my enclosure and before that I had also 2080ti that works finely for almost 2 weeks). They sent me the replacement in a week and this one is great, never experienced quite and cool card like this that can runs 5120x1440p quite well and Temperature never touch 70ish, and could play BFV on medium 1440p with Rtx 0n, in playable 40fps (war stories), online I’ve to turn it off;)

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jrad83
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December 31, 2018 7:48 pm  

That's the thing, my device manager shows an RTX 2070 multiple times just with the Code 43 error. Since the GPU is being detected and fans were whirring, I never suspected a dead card. 😢

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Joikansai
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December 31, 2018 10:54 pm  
Posted by: jrad83

That's the thing, my device manager shows an RTX 2070 multiple times just with the Code 43 error. Since the GPU is being detected and fans were whirring, I never suspected a dead card. 😢

@jrad83 Did you also try this, one of poster said one of that solution fixed his 43 error on egpu issue. I’m not familiar with this since no experience with this issue, so I just take a look on nvidia forums and that forum. Hope that will help.

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Razer Blade 15 2018, i7 8750H 16gb ddr4 2666mhz 1tb 970Evo
Razer Blade Stealth 12,5 2016 i7 7500U 8gb ddr3 1866mhz 500gb 970Evo
MacBook Pro 13 mid 2012 i5 3210M 12gb ddr3 1600mhz 500GB HDD
Razer Core V2 rtx 2070 Black 2040mhz Boost clock
Previous setting: rtx 2080ti Asus Turbo, rtx 2080 xc gaming, rtx 2080 Fe, Zotac Mini 1080ti, Evga 1080 FTW2 gaming.
Dual Monitor Predator XB241YU 165Hz 1440p, LG l24UD58 60Hz 4K
Portable Monitor Magedok 1440p HDR 60Hz usbA/C monitor


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February 3, 2019 5:07 pm  

I also have the same problem, with Asus XG Station Pro and a rtx 2080. I have purchased an external monitor and I will check if it works. Did you try an external monitor? Luckily, I still have more than 20 days to return them all.

I also have error 43 in most of the time, but sometimes there is no error after I reinstall the driver. However, it still doesn't work without the error, and it will still use 1050ti or hd630 if I disable 1050ti in device manager.

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February 4, 2019 7:29 pm  

I have solved my problem. It is hardware problem. There should be a 6+2pin and a 8pin slot in ASUS XG Station, and 6pin and 8pin slot in my 2080. I only inserted the 8pin one. After I insert both 8pin and 6pin slot, it works properly without external monitor.

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