2012 15" ASUS K55VJ (GT635M) [3rd,2C,M] + GTX 1050 Ti @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.4) + Win10 [survfate]
Hello guys, this thread would be the showcase / short guide of my implementation on the 1050Ti on the Asus K55VJ (almost identical to the Asus K55VM).
The Laptop Specs:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5 GHz
iGPU: Intel HD Graphics 4000
dGPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
RAM: Hynix HMT351S6CFR8C-PB Samsung M471B5273CH0-CK0 8GB
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
The eGPU Specs:
Shorten Implement Steps:
- Remove the WiFi card from the mPCIe port of the K55VJ, plug the mPCIe cable from the laptop to the Beast adapter
- Plug the Dell DA-2 into the Beast adapter, install the 1050Ti on the adapter and plug the DVI cable to the external screen
- Dump the Bios to find the Root Port hosting the WiFi card Hot-Plug variable and using EFI Shell setup_var method to turn it to on
- Boot into Safe Mode and use DDU to remove any leftover Nvidia driver
- Reboot into Windows and disable the PCI Express Root Port hosting the dGPU (NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M)
- Install Nvidia 375.63 Driver using Clean Install in Advanced Setting
- Reboot and use the Ctrl + P to use the external screen with the eGPU or extend both screen with the iGPU
- The K55VJ having a card reader slot right next to the mPCIe port, so with a cable that slim and thin enough like the one from the Beast adapter v8.4d, I can get the cable out of the housing very simple without any hard modification to it, just open the back cover, remove the WiFi card and plug the mPCIe cable throught the card reader slot (I'll provide more pictures later)
- While both the ATX and PW switch option are working fine, having the adapter all the time is much more easier to debug everything
(I'll update the post when I have more time...)
– Dump the Bios to find the Root Port hosting the WiFi card Hot-Plug variable and using EFI Shell setup_var method to turn it to on
Can someone make this step simpler to understand it is hard for newbies ^^.
@Domagoj Hackenberger all the steps that you need to complete the procedure are explained HERE.It's very well explained,read it if you have to several times until you GET IT.There is always risk involved so if you not confident enough i'd suggest you not to even start.
I am also currently trying this setup. I have a Asus k55vj, i7-3630qm nvidia, gt-635m. I didn't change anything in the BIOS. MY friend has a gtx 660ti with which I am testing it and I pulled an OLD power supply from an old pc I had. I installed the dirvers and managed to get the screen to come on the monitor plugged into the external graphics card (move the mouse for a bit) however I kept getting blue screens in windows. It would always blue screen after launching a game for example. I am wondering if I should try and get a better power supply and hope it fixes it. With regards to what you changed in the BIOS what was its purpose?