2011 13" Dell Latitude XT3 [2nd,2C,M] + GTX 1050 Ti @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.4...

2011 13" Dell Latitude XT3 [2nd,2C,M] + GTX 1050 Ti @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.4) + Win10 [Gunther Gasner]  


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Here is how I got my "ZOTAC GTX 1050 Ti Mini" working on EXP Beast V8 via non-hotplug mPCIe interface previously populated by the wifi card on a Dell XT3. It now runs stable on 385.41 and the performance is great.  I tested by running Overwatch, MATLAB, and other benchmarks and it was rock solid.



  • 13" Dell XT3 convertible tablet (circa 2012)
  • i5-2520M 2.5Ghz CPU
  • 8GB RAM, 500GB Samsung Evo 850 SSD
  • HD3000 iGPU
  • Windows 10 64-bit


eGPU Gear


Installation Steps

  1. Connect EXP Beast v8.4 to power, GPU and mPCIe/EC Cable
  2. plug EC cable in slot and switch on XT3
  3. First boot might get stuck, if so wait for the disk LED to stop blinking and push the powerbutton until it shuts down
  4. second boot will work (if first haven't)
  5. install Driver
  6. Ready to game
  7. If you use a GTX 10XX eGPU you will get an Error 43 wich can be resolved with my guide
    INFO: The definitive fix for error 43 on non-hotplug interfaces with GTX10xx cards


Benchmark results

3DMARK Fire Strike
3DMARK SkyDiver


Pictures of system + eGPU

coming soon ...


2012 13" Dell Latitude XT3 + [email protected]/EC2 (EXP GDC 8.4) + Win10
FIXED! Nvidia GTX1050Ti error 43 on mPCIe or M.2 non-hotplug eGPU interfaces // applicable to GTX10xx

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Hi, I just ordered an xt3 for cheap and an $11 PCE164P-N03 adapter. From what I can tell from pictures the xt3 has multiple mpcie slots. You implied that you had to remove the internal WiFi card. Can that be moved to another slot?

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