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2011 17" ASUS N73SV (GT540M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 970 @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.4) +...

2011 17" ASUS N73SV (GT540M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 970 @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.4) + Win10 [Gagliano20]  


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 I have FULLY upgraded my laptop last week and this is my full new setup!

also got myself a psu for the egpu, i had lot's of issues with drivers stopping (tdr + nvlddmkm.sys bsod + error 43) ,crashes which seem all to have come from the dell da2 220w adapter! Getting a psu fixed those issues and my setup is stable ever since! no crashes 

I can run this all from stock without even needing eGPU setup 1.35 but then my internal screen runs at very low fps because it will render from the intel hd, when i use pci compaction from setup 1.35 i get also decent performance out of my internal screen (gta 5 maxed runs at 66 fps on tv and 38 fps on internal screen) Don't need to change tolud, have a modded bios but it's all running stock. just using setup 1.35 for the reason given above.




My asus n73sv is now running:

CPU: 2760qm 2.4-3.5ghz i7

RAM: 16gb Hyperx 2133mhz ddr3L

GPU: Intel hd 3000 1.3ghz + gt 540m + msi gtx 970 oc

PSU: Coolermaster B400 v2 400w just for the exp gdc 8.4b

SSD: samsung 850 evo 250gb

IMG 8374



Valley without oc Valley with oc
970 valley stock

970 valley oc


Heaven without oc Heaven with oc
970 heaven stock

970 heaven oc


CineBench PassMark 
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2011 17" Asus N73SV + [email protected] (EXP GDC 8.4) + Win10

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Joined: 2 years ago


check my experience with the external egpu gdc exp and a gtx 1080ti I put in the description of the video the specifications of my pc and the results

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts

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Joined: 3 years ago

@ Junior_ituano please creat a new implementation guide for your Alienware system using a NGFF M-key EXP GDC. Incidentally, a US$8  eGPU adapter could have been used instead:

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

15" Dell Precision 7510 (Q M1000M) (6th,4C,H) + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + macOS 10.13.6 & Win10