14'' Positivo premium N8660
I5 2410m 2 cores 4threads 2,30 ghz turbo boost 2,90 ghz
8gb ram ddr3 1334mhz dual channel
Intel graphics hd 3000
no dedicated gpu
win 10 x64 20h2
Generic PCIe x16 to mPCIe adapter: PCE164P-N03
XFX Radeon hd 6850 double dissipation
One Power 500W psu
yeah my hardware is in a closet 😛
to start I had a lot of problems to get the video card to be recognized on the pc, it did not have video, 3 beeps at boot but it entered windows without displaying an image in both igpu and egpu (weird isn't it?).
after thinking hard and failing many attempts i tried to install the video card drivers on another computer, when i returned the video card to the notebook it was the same symptoms 3 beeps (1 long 2 short), but this time on windows presented video.
it worked perfectly since then, but I can't do anything before entering windows, like entering bios or diyegpu.
sorry for the bad english, my english is very basic. 🙁
greatly improved the performance of my notebook both for games and for normal use (I don't even know if I can call this Frankenstein a notebook).
it was definitely worth it, but it gave me a lot of headache
@kurotsuno, thank you for your build. Just note that your 2nd-Gen CPU has Gen2 PCIe ports so your eGPU could have bandwidth doubled to 4Gbps. Setup 1.35 can be used to switch to your eGPU port to Gen2 mode if you do not have a BIOS option to do so.
@nando4, as i said in the installation steps i can't access anything before windows, bios or even setup 1.35. if you have any idea what the problem is I would be very grateful, because I have already researched a lot and found no solution for that.