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Should I be DDUing After Swapping GPUs in an eGPU Enclosure?

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I've been using an eGPU enclosure for my Framework laptop and it's been working like a charm. I've swapped out the card from an R9 380 2G to an RTX 2080 Super temporarily just to tinker, but I've been getting weird lockups whenever I plug in the eGPU to the laptop.

 

Should I have DDU'd before I swapped out the cards? I'm not entirely sure how drivers worked for the AMD card since it was plug and play pretty much. Were the automatically downloaded when I plugged the card in for the first time? This is my first experience with an eGPU enclosure so I'm still pretty much a noob.

It's entirely possible that I misinterpreted/misread your topic and/or question. This happens more often than I care to admit. Apologies in advance.

 

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Yeah, WAY different cards.  I would usually reinstall windows for any GPU swap, but at the bare minimum you should update the drivers

 

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For cards within the same generation it's not really necessary (2060 to 2080, RX 460 to RX480, etc.), only do it if you have issues. 

 

From the same manufacturer to another card supported by the driver you are currently using (1080 to 3080, RX 580 to RX 6900XT) can be hit or miss (I don't usually bother and have been solid but I know people who it hasn't been as seamless).

 

From different manufacturers, you really should. 

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I DDU every single time I swap a card, even if it's from the same family or even model.

 

Takes a minute to do it, it's a no brainer.

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1 hour ago, iiNNeX said:

I DDU every single time I swap a card, even if it's from the same family or even model.

 

Takes a minute to do it, it's a no brainer.

I suggest this method. I have done this exact thing and since starting this I haven't had any problems.

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I always DDU when swapping cards on desktop. I was asking specifically about eGPU enclosures, but I take this to mean there's no significant difference?

It's entirely possible that I misinterpreted/misread your topic and/or question. This happens more often than I care to admit. Apologies in advance.

 

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翻生 (Resurrection): CPU: 2x Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2; Motherboard: ASUS Z9PR-D12 (C602 chipset) SSI-EEB; RAM: Crucial 28GB (7x4GB) DDR3 ECC RAM; Cooling Solution: 2x Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO; GPU: 1x Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 FE, 1x EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 FE; StorageCrucial MX500, 500GB; PSU: Super Flower Leadex III 750W; Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro; Expansion Card: TP-Link Archer T4E AC1200 PCIe Wi-Fi Adapter Display(s): Dell P2214HB (1080p 22" 60 Hz)

 

壯麗 (Glorious): Mainboard: Framework Mainboard w/ Intel Core i5-1135G7; RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 SODIMM @3200MHz CL22; eGPU: Razer Core X eGPU Enclosure w/ (between GPUs at the moment); Storage: Samsung 970 EVO Plus, 1TB; Display(s): Internal Display: Framework Display; External Display: Acer (unknown model) (1080p, 21" 75 Hz)

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