2019 Blade Stealth + Aorus Gaming Box

Discussion in 'Systems' started by awilson3342, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. awilson3342

    awilson3342 New Member

    Has anyone had much luck getting a 2019 Blade Stealth to work correctly with a Gigabyte Aorus Gaming Box 1070? I can get the egpu to work when plugged but then my MX150 doesnt want to work correctly when the egu is unplugged. Seems like they are both fighting for the place of graphics card.
     
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  2. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Most probably driver crashed and windows loosing connection with the driver, is it solved by restarting your stealth? Best solution maybe by switching it to mx150 before unplugging. Do you also disable mx150 on gaming box usage? On windows 10 r5 it’s apparently no need since windows will automatically switching it but sometimes maybe not working well and with Razer Core there’s gpu switcher that make switching easier.
    You can check also this thread, thread maker use gaming box 1080 on his egpu setting.
     
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  3. figrin1

    figrin1 Active Member

    As Jokainsai mentioned, this was a problem I experienced using my 2019 Stealth with a Gaming Box 1080. The drivers for the MX150 would need to be reinstalled whenever my Stealth had been plugged into my Gaming box, and disabling the MX150 before plugging in the eGPU did not make a difference.

    A procedure that worked for me was to use DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) to completely wipe all graphics drivers, then reinstall drivers from Nvidia from within safe mode.
    1. Make sure that you've updated things like Windows, drivers, Thunderbolt, and Razer Synapse.
    2. Download and install DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller).
    3. Download the latest Nvidia *Game-Ready (not Studio) Drivers from Nvidia's website (get the ones that correspond to the GPU in your eGPU)
    4. Boot into safe mode and use DDU to completely uninstall all graphics drivers.
    5. After running DDU, install the drivers from Nvidia.
    I had to try this twice before it really worked, which makes me think there's some other variable that really 'fixed' it. Someone else reported still having trouble after this procedure, too. My 2019 model now works fairly seamlessly with the gaming box, though. Hope this helps.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2019
  4. awilson3342

    awilson3342 New Member

    I will definitely give that a shot and see how that goes, will report back later tonight.
     
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  5. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    That’s quite annoying, tried also gpu switcher? Or I think i posted somewhere and reported worked about this loosing driver issues, forgot where, here, Reddit or egpu.io. By doing double driver installation, first download same driver version both for mx150 and your gpu inside enclosure, and clean install it first before plug in and after plugged even it’s already recognized. I was thinking that windows will save the driver better.
    I think if it happens again it’s worth a try, I heard success sample from user, and I did this personally before on my first installation on Blade 15 egpu setting after upgrading from 14 one and had similar issue.
     
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  6. awilson3342

    awilson3342 New Member

    I know I've tried doing that and it doesn't work
     
  7. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Both? How about checking on Gigabyte site about gaming box firmware update, I think they update it quite often. Or contact their company representative on egpu subreddit GBT_Brian about your issue, maybe he can help. Last time I saw him here.
     
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  8. figrin1

    figrin1 Active Member

    Updating the Gaming Box's firmware is a good idea, though that didn't solve the issue for me, and this issue isn't isolated to just the Gaming Box. Folks have reported it happening to them using the Razer's eGPU enclosures as well.
     
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  9. awilson3342

    awilson3342 New Member

    Im just in the proces of trying your original idea now, fingers crossed and hoping for the best
     
  10. figrin1

    figrin1 Active Member

    Wishing you the same luck I had!
     
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  11. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I see, this build samples I use usually as reference if there’s some issue i or users face.
     
  12. awilson3342

    awilson3342 New Member

    So I tried your method and unfortunately it didnt work out for me
     
  13. awilson3342

    awilson3342 New Member

    UPDATE: I've gotten the GTX 1070 to properly work, but I'm nervous about trying to see if I can get the MX150 to work along side it. may just leave it as disabled/uninstalled for now but keep the driver on my laptop for it, should I need it

    UPDATE 2: I had a driver missing which turned out to be part of the mx150 driver. I tried installing it and so far it appears like the MX150 and GTX 1070 are shaking hands and cooperating together
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2019
  14. figrin1

    figrin1 Active Member

    Woohoo! Keep us in the loop. Can you say a little more about the missing driver and how you resolved it? Did you download it manually, use GeForce Experience to update automatically, Windows update?
     
  15. awilson3342

    awilson3342 New Member

    Quite honestly, I cant recall what I did lol... Took a lot of installing and uninstalling drivers and programs for both the mx150 and gtx 1070 and gaming box... was about a weeks worth of trial and error and a lot of frustration lol
     
  16. awilson3342

    awilson3342 New Member

    Update, gaming box is still working, and I am able to switch the GTX 1070 on and off while everything is still connected to operate everything smoothly. So glad I didn't spend all that money for nothing.
     
  17. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Yup I do install manually same driver and save the folder, especially on first run windows will be bug recognizing it, but later it’ll be fine from my experience, never had lossing driver since I got rtx 2080 from last year, happened only once at first.
    Lol
     
  18. figrin1

    figrin1 Active Member

    That's so great to hear! Have you run any benchmarks with your setup? Always curious to see what kind of performance other Stealth users are getting when paired with an eGPU.
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2019
  19. awilson3342

    awilson3342 New Member

    Ill definitely get you an idea of how stuff runs once I fully finish setting up my monitor etc

    UPDATE: Playing GTA 5 with an external monitor hooked to the egpu lets me play on all ultra settings with vsync and many other things enabled at a solid 60+ FPS based on GTA 5's fps counter. I have used other programs in the past that show that their reader is often off so i could be getting way more than that but it definitely plays buttery smooth. Will be trying with more games but I ran out of time tonight.
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2019
  20. joe.win

    joe.win New Member

    I wanted to add to this thread because there are so few real answers for how to get the Aorus Gaming Box to work well with a Razer. I have been working on getting the connection to run smoothly and make use of both my dgpu and the egpu. I was successful tonight. There is no more issues with installing and reinstalling my dgpu drivers constantly. It is plug n play now. I will leave a couple of key things that were very helpful that have been left out in most threads.

    1. Uninstall and reinstall the latest versions of all of your gpu drivers once you get the box to power on.
    2. Install the Game Ready versions of the drivers (this one got me because I use the Studio versions. The Razer ends up picking the egpu and disconnecting the dgpu. But with Game versions both are utilized.)
    3. Make sure you have the latest firmware for Thunderbolt 3. Any old or off versions of the firmware and the box will not connect. I found the driver for Razer laptops thunderbolt port in Razers driver page. Its a pdf with links. And I also downloaded the Thunderbolt control center from micrsoft marketplace. Again, uninstall everything before beginning the install.

    I was almost ready to send the egpu back because of all the problems but now it have a ridiculous amount of power in my laptop setup. GTX 1060 max Q 6gb + GTX 1070 8gb, 32GB ram, 8th gen i7. Good luck to anyone attempting this same setup. It is possible so don't give up!
     
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