2011 15" Asus K53SV + [email protected] (EXP GDC 8.x) + Win7  

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TRUTH94
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February 23, 2018 10:52 pm  

Hello guys, so i will make a build guide of my setup :

UPDATED

System Specs
Asus K53SV motherboard (i removed the motherboard to use a desktop cooler)

  • Intel core i7 2630QM (Replaced), 2860QM
  • Nvidia GT 540M (Dead), Intel HD 3000
  • 16GB DDR3 1600MHz
  • Windows 7 64
  • Modified BIOS 324 (Unlocked)
  • 24" Samsung 1080P External Screen

     

 

eGPU hardware

  • EVGA GTX 1060 3GB FTW+ (397.93 Driver)
  • EXP GDC v8.x mPCIe version
  • Mpcie Cable with one additional aluminium foil layer + adhesive tape (to prevent drops)
  • EVGA 430W PSU
  • Cooler master Hyper T2 on the CPU

     

 

Hardware pictures

 

Installation steps

  1. Removed motherboard from laptop case
  2. Connected every part of the setup ( EXP GDC with GPU and laptop, PSU with EXP GDC and GPU, CPU Cooler)
  3. the 1st attempts were unsuccessful, the pc booted but no output on the external screen.
  4. i had to go to the Advanced BIOS settings :  -Chipset -> System Agent (SA) Configuration -> Graphics Configuration -> Set Primary Display to PCI, Also Disable the Integrated Graphics in the same tab.
  5. The system booted, now, the external screen is displaying Windows 7, the GTX 1060 is detected, i downloaded 2 Nvidia drivers : 368.81 ( i modded it to make it accept the 1060), and the 387.92 (No clean install).

 

 

Benchmarks

NEW Benchmark with i7 2860QM and 397.93 Nvidia Driver :  https://www.3dmark.com/fs/16164131

GTA V : High 1080P : 50+FPS
Fallout 4 : High 1080P : 45+FPS
Deus Ex Mankind Divided : High 1080P : 30-55FPS
CSGO
: Low : 150-300 FPS depending on the res. [email protected]*960 4/3 : 230FPS (Fps Benchmark Workshop Map)
BF3: Ultra 1080P : 50+FPS
Civilization 5 : Ultra 1080P : Constant 60FPS
Arma 3
: High 1080P : 25+FPS  on a 100 Players server
Fortnite : High 1080P : Constant 60FPS
NBA 2K16
: Unplayable (Bandwidth limit)
Metal Gear Solid V : High 1080p : Constant 60FPS
The Elder Scrolls Skyrim Special Edition : High 1080P : 45+FPS
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege : Medium-High 1080P : 60+FPS
GTA IV : Low-Ultra 1080P : Unplayable (Bandwidth limit)
Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer : Ultra 1080P : 60+FPS most of the time but some drops to 40 during intense activity/smoke
Insurgency : Medium 1080P : 60+FPS

CPU Temps : (Temps will be higher because of the CPU upgrade, the 2630QM had a max TDP of 44-45W, the 2860QM goes to 54-55W according to HWINFO)
Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut

  • Idle : 38 Celcius
  • Load : 50-60 Celcius

Noctua NT-H1

  • Idle : 40 Celcius
  • Load : 60-70 Celcius

 

GPU Temps :

  • Idle : 36 Celcius
  • Load : 51-62 Celcius

Soon I will add my system & eGPU details or a build link to this my signature to give context to my posts


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Sthgo
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September 4, 2018 6:58 am  

Great job!
Cpu temps are sick!

Where have you found unlocked bios?
Can you please share link to it? 🙂

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September 23, 2018 7:21 am  

Hi do you happen to know if something like this can be done with an Asus K50IJ with a core 2 duo t9300 and exp gdc with an GTX 750ti 2gb
i only have 4gb of ram but i just want to play stuff like tf2,slime rancher or just any game from this decade at 60 fps

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ERP C plus plus tech arch
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September 29, 2018 6:39 am  

@truth94  Regarding the 368.81 drivers from Nvidia, there is no need to Mod it to accept since the "nv_dispi.inf" readily accepts GTX 1060 6GB since it already has the code for 1060 6GB as "%NVIDIA_DEV.1C03% = Section062, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1C03" where "NVIDIA_DEV.1C03 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB" 
Can you please check and confirm since I downloaded the 368.81 from  "Nvidia" 
and "Guru3d" a month ago and it already had the same.
I also have a ASUS, a G73SW to be specific same processor, mPCIe slot on an unmodded BIOS with out an external monitor can you please confirm the following:
1. Do you need to Mod your 368.81 drivers for GTX 1060 since it already supports the same?
2. Where did you got the Modded bios for your laptop? here ? 
3. Did you use the egpu-setup-13x ?
4. Did you tried your GTX 1060 on the laptop's original screen and did it worked?
5. Is your mPCIe connection slot hot plug enabled probably by the Moded BIOS and no whitelist in the PCIe slot.

Thanks, looking forward to hearing from you.

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TRUTH94
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October 6, 2018 6:59 pm  
Posted by: Sthgo

Great job!
Cpu temps are sick!

Where have you found unlocked bios?
Can you please share link to it? 🙂

Hello, thank you 🙂
I found the Bios in a youtube video comment section

https://mega.nz/#!nkxBSBhT!2yn4fnXbo7cdrKv6UA0oS3arKb3Twx8U42sHrot1KjIDesi

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TRUTH94
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October 6, 2018 7:08 pm  
Posted by: German Salkov

Hi do you happen to know if something like this can be done with an Asus K50IJ with a core 2 duo t9300 and exp gdc with an GTX 750ti 2gb
i only have 4gb of ram but i just want to play stuff like tf2,slime rancher or just any game from this decade at 60 fps

Hi, there are many things to check if your system can accept an egpu or not, mPCIe port whitelisted or not, Bios friendly with egpu or not... sorry but i cant tell you if this is possible with your laptop, ive done my setup because i've seen other people with the same laptop doing the thing... 🙁

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TRUTH94
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October 6, 2018 7:17 pm  
Posted by: ERP C plus plus tech arch

@truth94  Regarding the 368.81 drivers from Nvidia, there is no need to Mod it to accept since the "nv_dispi.inf" readily accepts GTX 1060 6GB since it already has the code for 1060 6GB as "%NVIDIA_DEV.1C03% = Section062, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1C03" where "NVIDIA_DEV.1C03 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB" 
Can you please check and confirm since I downloaded the 368.81 from  "Nvidia" 
and "Guru3d" a month ago and it already had the same.
I also have a ASUS, a G73SW to be specific same processor, mPCIe slot on an unmodded BIOS with out an external monitor can you please confirm the following:
1. Do you need to Mod your 368.81 drivers for GTX 1060 since it already supports the same?
2. Where did you got the Modded bios for your laptop? here ? 
3. Did you use the egpu-setup-13x ?
4. Did you tried your GTX 1060 on the laptop's original screen and did it worked?
5. Is your mPCIe connection slot hot plug enabled probably by the Moded BIOS and no whitelist in the PCIe slot.

Thanks, looking forward to hearing from you.

1- i have a 1060 3GB, i might not remember well but i think the 368.81 had the 1060 6Gb but not the 3GB version
2- I got it from a youtube video (see my previous post)
3- No, the Modified Bios allowed me to do the same
4- No, when i received all my stuff, i removed the motherboard from the chassis, so no internal screen for me ^^ But there is no reason it shouldnt work if the gpu is detected and fully installed
5- Yes, i enabled the Hot Plug on my mPCIe slot in the Bios.

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