My eGPU is dead 🙁
Hi guys. My eGPU has been working for about 2 years, but 3 days ago it stopped working. I don’t know what is the problem.
A few days ago I installed NVIDIA cuDNN to run Octane render. For a few days, my plugin worked but sometimes it crashed c4D. After 3 days of working, my eGPU stopped working. I restored my system to 5 days ago (the days before I install Octane). Even I installed the drivers again but my eGPU doesn't work. I don’t know if it’s software or hardware (like GPU, Power, Cable, board) problem. I need someone to help me out.
Here are what I have:
- iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)
- macOS High Sierra 10.13.3
- CUDA Driver Version: 418.163
- NVIDIA Web Driver: 3184.108.40.206.156
- NVIDIA cuDNN
- Nvidia Geforce GTX 980ti
- Power Supply 600w
I realized that the lights on the board go on at the beginning and after a few seconds goes off!
Here is a video and a few pictures that might help:
my eGPU video
Please let me know if you know what is the problem and what should I do.
Also, I'd like to know if I need to upgrade my macOS to 10.13.4. If so where can I download that, because I only have an option to upgrade to 10.13.6?
I hope someone can help me before I kill myself
Thanks for your replay. I shouldn't upgrade my macOS to 10.13.4.
Actually the main problem was Power supply. Although I unplugged my previous power (600W) for a few hours my eGPU didn't work.
- I bought a 750W power supply.
- I restored my macOS to 10.13.3 (and I saw that my second monitor worked very well).
- I reinstalled CUDA 418.163
Now my eGPU works very well again.That was my experience. I hope this will help others who has the same problem like me. 😉