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Avoid these adapters for Thunderbolt 2 Host
 

Avoid these adapters for Thunderbolt 2 Host  

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Excalibur
(@excalibur)
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

AKiTiO T3T

https://www.akitio.com/adapters/t3t

StarTech Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter

https://www.startech.com/Cables/thunderbolt-3-cables/thunderbolt-3-usb-c-thunderbolt-adapter~TBT3TBTADAP  

Kanex Thunderbolt 3 To Thunderbolt Adapter

http://www.kanex.com/thunderbolt3-adapter

Cable Matters Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter

http://www.cablematters.com/pc-800-118-thunderbolt-3-to-thunderbolt-adapter-for-windows.aspx

 

Those adapters only support Thunderbolt 3 Host.

 

Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter

http://egpu.io/go/amazon/appletb3tb2

Need testing.

Current: Thinkpad W540 - i7 4900MQ - 32 GB DDR3L - Quadro K2100M - Akitio Thunder2 - GTX 660 OEM
Retired: Thinkpad W520 - i7 2860QM - 32 GB DDR3L - Quadro 1000M - EXP GDC Beast - GTX 560 Ti - GTX 660 OEM


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KIRYOKU
(@kiryoku)
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Joined: 10 months ago
 

I'm a complete amateur at this and have no clue what I'm doing. I've read through the guides on this site but still haven't managed to get it up and running. I've connected the GPU (Vega 56 Sapphire Nitro+) into the enclosure (Sonnet Breakaway Box 650) and plugged everything in to no avail. My computer is a 2012 Macbook Pro 15" (non-retina) which does have the nvidia dGPU. I'm using a Startech Thunderbolt 3 to 1|2 adapter to connect to the Macbook Pro. I've ran the purge-wranglerscripts and believe everything's been done correctly however it's just doesn't seem to be working and I can't figure out why. Whenever I plug the thunderbolt 3 adapter into the enclosure, the PSU's fan seems to "whirrr" for a second or two then stops the eGPU does not seem to be detected at all. Can anyone here assess my "setup" and let me know if I'm missing something/doing something incorrectly? I was under the impression that an AMD GPU would simply be "plug and play" with Mojave but that doesn't seem to be the case. 

Computer Specifications 

  • 2012 Macbook Pro 15" (non-retina)
  • OS X Mojave
  • 2.7GHz Quad Core i7
  • 16GB DDR3 RAM
  • Nvidia GT650M 1GB dGPU
  • Sandisk 1TB SSD

Hardware

- Side note: Could the third party adapter and tb2 cable be the problem?

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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mac_editor
(@mac_editor)
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

@kiryoku The purge-wrangler page you link to mentions an extra step for Macs with NVIDIA dGPUs. Check that out (purge-nvda.sh) - and please read the post for that script in full before proceeding 🙂

purge-wrangler.shpurge-nvda.shset-eGPU.shautomate-eGPU EFI Installer
2018 MacBook Pro 15" RP560X + Vega 64 (Mantiz Venus MZ-02)


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KIRYOKU
(@kiryoku)
New Member
Joined: 10 months ago
 

Yeah I definitely jumped the gun on asking for help. Copied and pasted the scripts and swapped the Startech adapter for an OEM apple adapter and it seems to be working now. Pretty stoked to say the least.

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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