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bart_simpson
(@bart_simpson)
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Hey guys,

I am quite new to the whole eGPU thing and need some help with my Asus XG Station Pro under Mac OS X: in idle mode the case fan constantly starts and stops again.

Here is my setup:

OS: macOS 10.15.4 Catalina
System: 2016 MacBook Pro 13'' 2.9 GHz Dual-Core
eGPU: Asus XG Station Pro
GPU: PowerColor Red Dragon RX 5700 XT

All in all I am very happy with the whole setup an the noise level, but this idle behavior of the case is driving my crazy....

Many thanks in advance for your help!

 

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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@bart_simpson, Do you have another graphics card to test? It's possible the RX 5700 XT you have exhausts hot air right to the temp sensor on the ASUS XG Station Pro main board. When the sensor registers 55+ Celsius degrees it will run the fans. If you're within return/exchange period I'd recommend switching for the ASUS STRIX RX 5700 XT which has FanConnect feature. You can then connect the case fans to the GPU directly.

 

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bart_simpson
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Posted by: @itsage

@bart_simpson, Do you have another graphics card to test?  

Unfortunately, no. However thank you very much for that great hint! I wonder where this sensor is located. Maybe there is a way to shield it somehow...

Returning the GPU would otherwise be the last resort...

 

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James Knight
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Hi bart_simpson,

Not sure if this may help?

https://www.asus.com/uk/Graphics-Cards-Accessories/XG-STATION-PRO/HelpDesk_Download/

Expand Firmware Support -> MCU_FW_v61 -Support 0db fan Firmware

https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/Multimedia/XG_STATION_PRO/MCU_FW_v61.zip

Setup: Dell Latitude 7300 | i7-8665U | 32GB DDR4 | M2.sata 512GB |
iGPU: UHD 620 | eGPU: RX Vega 56 | Asus XG Station Pro | Thunderbolt 3 (15D9) : NVM 44.00


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