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  1. jfraser

    US$189 AKiTiO Thunder2 PCIe Box (16Gbps-TB2)

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01A210HKO/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1474635050&sr=8-1&pi=SX200_QL40&keywords=24+pin+to+8+pin&dpPl=1&dpID=31Ke94EB8cL&ref=plSrch Sent from my iPhone 6 using Tapatalk
  2. I had a similar issue after installing Ubuntu on a flash drive for my MacBook Pro. I was able to get rid of grub by reinstalling OS X El Capitan.
  3. The great thing about Quadro cards is that their drivers are Thunderbolt-enabled, so you don’t have to edit any kext files or run automate-eGPU.sh. You might have to install Nvidia drivers, but that’s easy. Though, the Quadro drivers might be in El Capitan since Quadro cards are for creative use instead of gaming and Apple has always been focused on creative work while shunning gaming, which is rather annoying for those of us who want to play games on a Mac. If you’re curious about Apple shunning gaming on the Mac, you might want to watch this YouTube video:
  4. Is it possible to have iMovie use the eGPU for rendering? If so, how?
  5. I’ve noticed that ever since I ran automate-eGPU.sh, I’ve had an issue with Spaces where I’ll set each Space to use a different background, and then the next time I boot my MacBook, the Spaces revert back to the default background. It’s funny, I had this issue before I upgraded to El Capitan and got my eGPU, but then it was fixed by El Capitan. But then it came back when I ran automate-eGPU. Has anyone else noticed this issue? Is there a solution? Is uninstalling automate-eGPU.sh the only way to fix Spaces? Or is there another way?
  6. I’ve noticed that ever since I ran automate-eGPU.sh, I’ve had an issue with Spaces where I’ll set each Space to use a different background, and then the next time I boot my MacBook, the Spaces revert back to the default background. It’s funny, I had this issue before I upgraded to El Capitan and got my eGPU, but then it was fixed by El Capitan. But then it came back when I ran automate-eGPU. Has anyone else noticed this issue? Is there a solution?
  7. I’m currently running 10.11.2. I’m thinking about upgrading to 10.11.3. If I upgrade to 10.11.3, will I need to reinstall automate-eGPU.sh? Or is that just for big upgrades? Also, if I won’t have to reinstall it, will I be able to upgrade to the new driver right from Nvidia’s site, or will I have to run automate-eGPU.sh for that?
  8. That’s kind of strange considering that the kext files are simply modified Apple kext files. Or is this because they’ve been modified?
  9. My eGPU was working yesterday. Today, I re-enabled SIP and now my eGPU isn’t working. Why is this? Is this normal?
  10. I was pleasantly surprised to see that you were right. Now my eGPU works! And thanks to my eGPU, I can play StarCraft on High graphics settings (haven’t tested Ultra yet) and the CPU temperature stays around 80˚ instead of 93˚ or 96˚. Though, Minecraft doesn’t seem to benefit as much.
  11. I ran the script and I got this: No Nvidia web driver detected. Checking IOPCITunnelCompatible keys... Missing IOPCITunnelCompatible keys. Mac board-id not found. Searching for matching driver... Cannot parse a NULL or zero-length data Cannot parse a NULL or zero-length data Cannot parse a NULL or zero-length data Then I ran the script with -skipdriver and it seemed to work, but when it rebooted, it ran into some sort of issue and had to reboot again before it finished rebooting. And when I check System Information, the GPU doesn’t show up as a GT 740; it shows up as “Nvidia Chip Model”. And when I check the displays tab of About This Mac, it shows both my MacBook’s internal monitor and the external monitor as being driven by the Intel HD 3000. What’s going on here? How do I fix this? Or do I just need to install drivers from Nvidia’s website?
  12. I thought it would install Quadro drivers if I answered “y”. I wanted the script to modify the kext files, not install the Quadro drivers. Would my GT 740 actually be enabled by the script if I answered “y”?
  13. Hi GoalQue,

    I’m running OS X 10.11.2 on my late 2011 13” MacBook Pro, in which I’ve recently installed a Solid State Drive. After disabling SIP, I tried running your automate-eGPU.sh script, but I ran into a problem. It reports that it can’t find the board ID and that the kext files aren’t modified. What’s going on here? Is there a way for me to correct this? Is there a switch or argument I need to use in conjunction with the “./automate-eGPU.sh” command? I’d really appreciate some help!

  14. I’m running OS X 10.11.2 on a late 2011 13” MacBook Pro and I have an Akitio Thunder2 and a GT 740. When I run automate-eGPU.sh, this is the result: Detected eGPU GK107 [GeForce GT 740] Current OS X 10.11.2 15C50 Previous OS X [not found] Latest installed Nvidia web driver [not found] No Nvidia web driver detected. Checking IOPCITunnelCompatible keys... Missing IOPCITunnelCompatible keys. Mac board-id not found. Searching for matching driver... Driver [346.03.04f02] found from: http://us.download.nvidia.com/Mac/Quadro_Certified/346.03.04f02/WebDriver-346.03.04f02.pkg Do you want to download this driver (y/n)? n Ok. Why is it unable to find the the board-id and why is it telling me about missing IOPCITunnelCompatible keys? I thought this script modified the kext files to allow the use Thunderbolt eGPUs. I’d really appreciate some help!
  15. Did you have to modify your Akitio Thunder2 to make your dual-fan GTX 970 fit?

    1. HammerFET

      HammerFET

      nope, I used the zotac card which is short. Only thing I did to the Akitio is remove the front fan

    2. jfraser

      jfraser

      I didn’t realize it until after I posted the question that you simply added a couple of fans. I originally thought that you were using a dual-fan graphics card.

       

      Why did you remove the front fan? Wouldn’t it be easier to just unplug it?

    3. jfraser

      jfraser

       

      I’m running OS X 10.11.2 on my late 2011 13” MacBook Pro, in which I’ve recently installed a Solid State Drive. After disabling SIP, I tried running your automate-eGPU.sh script, but I ran into a problem. It reports that it can’t find the board ID and that the kext files aren’t modified. I rebooted and checked System Information to see if the GPU was showing up correctly, but it wasn’t. What’s going on here? Is there a way for me to correct this? Is there a switch or argument I need to use in conjunction with the “./automate-eGPU.sh” command? I’d really appreciate some help!

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