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[Solved] problem with Razer Core X Chroma + Razer Blade Stealth 2018: eGPU requires reboot before external monitors detected  

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thurstonsand
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I just purchased the Razer Core X Chroma and Razer Blade Stealth 2018 (mx150) and stuck an NVidia GTX 2070 in the enclosure.

I have 2 external monitors hooked up to the eGPU, and my primary usage is to have the laptop closed, and working on the external monitors. I've found that if I unplug the laptop from the eGPU, and plug it back in, the laptop will NOT output to the external monitors, although it will connect any USB devices (mouse, keyboard, etc) plugged into the Core X Chroma. I can only get the laptop to output to the external monitors if I leave the eGPU plugged in and reboot.

I contacted Razer to ask if that's expected behavior, and a tech there tried the same thing with in-house hardware and found the same results.

My question is: 

is this the case for all laptops/eGPUs? I thought it would've been plug-and-play, and it's honestly very annoying that I have to reboot my computer every time I plug it in to get it to output to my monitors.

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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itsage
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This is likely due to recent Windows 10 security updates. Hot-plug behavior and handling of PCIe components have been spotty. You can try rolling back to an early OS Build as detailed in this thread.

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thurstonsand
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Interesting, so I just got really unlucky timing then, it seems like.

So I assume you'd also expect a future update to resolve this problem such that plug-and-play will work again?

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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Juozis Puozis
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I have similar issue on windows 11. If I disconnect razer core x chroma then connect again it's not detected anymore and there are exclamation marks in device mangaer

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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