2013 14" Dell Latitude E6440 HD8690M + [email protected] (PCE164P-N03) + Win8.1 [zykxe]^  

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zykxe
(@zykxe)
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December 20, 2017 7:58 pm  

My Spec

  •  Type: Dell Latitude E6440
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4710QM
  • RAM: 16 GB DDR3L Hynix 1600 Mhz
  • dGPU: AMD Radeon HD8690M 2GB
  • eGPU: Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 – Dual Fan 2GB (GV-N660OC-2GD)
  • PSU: BeQuiet! BQT E6-600W
  • PCE164P-N03 mPCIe ver. 006C
  • Nvidia Driver 388.13

 

Pictures

https://ibb.co/k3r6P9
https://ibb.co/mRB6P9
https://ibb.co/dkM6P9
https://ibb.co/dKbUcU
https://ibb.co/fPbUcU
https://ibb.co/gnXfj9

Packaged in the case taken from old Dell Optiplex GX150. It fits nicely:
https://ibb.co/h1hSxU
https://ibb.co/g3qEcU

Details

Works flawlessly. The adapter (PCE164P-N03) provides reliable Gen2 signaling. Had trouble initially due to poor PSU used (some old I-BOX 400W PSU). Symptoms were: crashing NVIDIA driver, weird sounds coming from GPU upon running graphics-intensive workloads (Furmark), disappearing Nvidia card in Device Manager. Turned out that PSU couldn't deliver the promised 19A on its single +12V line. I managed to run it with GPU downclocked and undervolted, but that one evening running Mass Effect killed it. Luckily it didn’t blow up straight into my face 😀 I then plugged in used BeQuiet! BQT E6-600W and got stable setup (finally!).

Optimus works great, internal display is accelerated too, though I prefer to play on the monitor connected exclusively to the eGPU. Currently thinking on packing this mess into some small casing. Another thing to consider is buying a spare Dell casing and adjust cable setup (currently the plastic on the back is slightly risen and the cable goes out through empty optical drive bay.
If anyone is wondering about building  an eGPU with PCE164P-N03 - I'd say go for it 🙂 Best spend $10 ever.

 

Steps taken

-assembling
-removing AMD and Intel driver using DDU
-used DIY eGPU Setup 1.35 to disable dGPU on startup
-connect the adapter to the laptop
-drivers installation

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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P4RANOID
(@mr-ribeiro)
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Posts: 20
December 20, 2017 10:42 pm  

Wow!! Very cool this adapter is only 7uss, and very better than exp gdc in mpcie 2.0...

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(@miles_the_muridae)
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June 17, 2018 1:08 am  

Hey, I'm very interested in your build. Could you please reupload the pictures?

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nando4
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June 17, 2018 8:11 am  

@miles_the_muridae , in case @zykxe does not post updated picture links, you can reference this comprehensive threads for an idea of how it all looks:

https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2013-15-6-lenovo-thinkpad-edge-e531-i3-3110m-en9600gt-4gbps-mpci-e-pce164p-n03-win10-inxftw/

Furthermore, if your E6440 has an expresscard slot, then consider making an expresscard adapter for use with the budget PCE164P-N03 adapter as described at:

https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2012-14-hp-8470p-9600gt4gbps-ec2-7-egpu/

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table    •    Several builds
2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 M1000M + macOS 10.14 & Win10


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(@guile)
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August 28, 2018 5:27 pm  

I'm having problems with my Dell Latitude E7440 for egpu recognition.  I Will have to make a DSDT to replace, or was it my Notebook have recognized?

My problem is like that!
My setup is: Dell 7440 + PCE164P-N03 + GTX650 + PSU 600w.

PS: I don't buy a SETUP yet because I'm afraid even buying it and the problem continue.
Thanks a lot!!

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Harry_wa
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August 31, 2018 1:29 am  

@zykxe, I would like just one picture. Because I've heard a lot about the wwan mPCI-e being whitelist locked. So to which mPCI-e do I have to connect the adapter?

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zykxe
(@zykxe)
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September 25, 2018 4:36 pm  

@Harry_wa
I connected the adapter to the mPCIe slot marked red in the picture (it's the one in the upper left corner, positioned horizontally).

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