2011 17" HP Pavilion DV7-6135dx (HD6490M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 770 @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (P...
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[Solved] 2011 17" HP Pavilion DV7-6135dx (HD6490M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 770 @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (PE4C 3.0) + Win10  


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System specs

  • 2011 17" HP Pavillion dv7-6135dx
  • Intel i7-2760qm upgrade from base Intel i5-2410m
  • Intel HD 3000
  • AMD HD6490m 1gb
  • Windows 10


*Windows 10 has no support for AMD switchable graphics with 2nd gen Intel processors, must be 3rd gen +


eGPU hardware



Hardware pictures

Later perhaps



Installation steps

Hooked it all up(must use an external display, but can be extended to internal once loaded), followed the YouTube video even though I have no understanding of what was done, that's it


Benchmarks (Include a  CUDA-Z  or  AIDA64  bandwidth pic. Optional: Valley, 3dmark, noting if it's on internal/external LCD )




Running games at solid 60-120+ fps that before could barely or not even at all handle loading and navigating the main menu. Halo 2 did some auto quality increase that completely changed how plasma grenades and their explosion look, it looks so real now, like I could grab it out of Master Chief's hand before he throws it, before it had no detail whatsoever and that's what I had always known them to be like, lifechanging.

Used Skyrim as a reference:

Before: 20-30fps on low

After: 60fps solid on medium-high and 45fps solid on ultra

2011 17" HP Pavilion DV7-6135dx (HD6490M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 770 @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (PE4C 3.0) + Win10 [build link]  

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