Blackmagic eGPU - Fan always at 100%

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  • Joined: Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:34 pm
  • Real Name: Uwe Hutmann

Blackmagic eGPU - Fan always at 100%

PostSat Jan 11, 2020 2:07 am


I have a MacMini 2018 (i7, 64GB, 10.15.2)
As soon as I plug my eGPU at the Mini, the GPU starts working in 100% Fan-Mode. It's noisy, annoying and far from the promised 18db ;)
I just found nothing what helps me in this case. Is here anyone with a good idea how I could silence my eGPU?
All I did was plug one monitor at the eGPU and work on desktop. As soon as I turn my Mini on, the GPU starts working like a vacuum cleaner. After 20-25 minutes there was no change in the behaviour.

I tried a SMC reset (the guy in the apple-shop ask me to do that) but it didn't help either.

Thanks in advance.


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  • Joined: Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:39 pm
  • Real Name: Thijme Breukers

Re: Blackmagic eGPU - Fan always at 100%

PostMon Jan 27, 2020 2:45 pm

Hi Uwe,

I have the same problem with a thunderbolt 2 - 3 connection to my Mac Pro 6.1 (trashcan)
and I was wondering if you may have found a solution? (everything works eGPU performs, only the fan keeps blowing my hat off).

Thanks in advance!
Cheers, Thijme.

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