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2013 14" Dell Latitude E6440 (HD8690M) [4th,4C,Q] + GTX 660 @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (PCE164P-N03) + Win8.1 [zykxe]  

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zykxe
(@zykxe)
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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

Packaged in the case taken from old Dell Optiplex GX150. It fits nicely:


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

This topic was modified 7 months ago

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mr.ribeiro
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Joined: 2 years ago
 

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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Joined: 1 year ago
 

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

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nando4
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

@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

15" Dell Precision 7510 (Q M1000M) (6th,4C,H) + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + macOS 10.13.6 & Win10


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(@guile)
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Joined: 1 year ago
 

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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@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
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@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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B Wesley
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I spent days trying to troubleshoot the elusive E7440 missing-mPCIe ... did you ever resolve?

Sys1: MITX Desktop in InWin Chopin
i5-4570 + 1060 6GB + PCIe 1x adapter (over USB3.0 copper)
Sys2: Dell 15 Latitude 3542
i3-4030U + 1060 6GB + mPCIe adapter for PCIe 1x (over USB3.0 copper)
Sys3:Dell 14 Inspiron E5450
i7-6500U + 1060 6GB + NGFF M.2 A/E --> mPCIe adapter
+ mPCIe adapter for PCIe 1x (over USB3.0 copper)
Sys4:Pending


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