I have a Razer Core X Chroma and an EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FT3 ULTRA (12G-P5-4877-KL) connected to my laptop, but any time the laptop is turned off or set to sleep, all 3 of the fans on the card kick into maximum speed and don't turn off (it is very loud). This did not happen with my GeForce 1080 card so I am wondering how I can fix this (beyond the solution of “just turn off the eGPU or unplug it every time” because I am bound to forget and it's extremely annoying when I do. I have to run back to the computer, assuming I'm still in the room to hear it, and unplug the cable before it disturbs everyone in the house).
I noted a number other people having the same problem, so I am not the only one:
- https://egpu.io/forums/pc-setup/egpu-max-gpu-fan-problem-when-laptop-is-sleep-or-powered-off/ (this guy claims to have fixed the issue, but I couldn't replicate his solution as the option to do what he says is not present on my system. But maybe his advice will offer a clue as to what is going on.)
I’m looking for a bios fix, software fix, drivers, thunderbolt configuration, etc.
Is Razer Core X Chroma incompatible with LHR graphics cards?
I'm starting to wonder if the Razer Core X Chroma is incompatible with LHR (lite hash rate) versions of GeForce video cards. It seems like some signal must be passing to the card through the thunderbolt cable even when the laptop is shut down. I’m wondering if there’s some way to prevent communication over TB when the computer is shut down / hibernating (basically treating it like it’s unplugged).
By the way, unplugging the thunderbolt cable immediately stops the fans from running at full speed.
- GIGABYTE AERO 15 OLED YD laptop
- Razer Core X Chroma eGPU
- EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FT3 ULTRA (12G-P5-4877-KL)
The setup runs games beautifully, Windows runs fine and has no other issue besides this fan issue when powered down (but this is a big issue to me).
I seriously appreciate any and all help anyone can provide because I’ve spent hours searching forums for an answer and haven’t found one that has resulted in a fix.