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2011 14" Acer 4755G (GT540M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 1050 Ti @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.4) + Win7 [burnok]  

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burnok
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Apologies for not yet updating the main post. For the mean time, here's a video how I am able to use my GTX 1050 Ti Palit StormX 4GB on my Acer 4755G.

 

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GTX 1050 Ti on Acer 4755G eGpu setup

 

1. eGPU adapter is currently set to always ON (ATX switch)

2. PSU off

   -When display appears, power on psu

3. Boot setup 1.35 and select automated start up

4. While on the red alert saying no egpu detected, plugin the mPCIe hdmi cable to the exp gdc beast adapter

    -I've just tried this approach to atleast lessen my unscrewing screwing the mPCie cable on the bottom of my laptop as it was very tedious.

    -I was happy it was succesful and now I am enjoying using the graphic card.

   -Almost 1 week being used

 

5. Once eGPU is detected, it will "reboot" to the Windows/eGPU boot menu. Select windows.

   -there would be times that it will stuck on the windows logo or while on the "starting windows" screen it suddenly gets a red screen (like bsod but it is red). On rare occasions.

 

So far I am not yet encountering any bsod or any errors while using it. Also been using this for mining with NiceHash Miner.

 

Edit: Here's some benchmark vs the dGPU GT540M 2gb, and also a trial with the mining.

benchmark results comparison
mining

Acer Aspire 4755G -- ( i7 2670QM 2.2GHz )--(16GB Ram DDR3) -- ( GeForce GT 540M 2Gb ) -- (Intel HD 3000 )
eGPU ( Palit GTX StormX 1050 Ti ) -- ( Exp GDC Beast 8.4d mPCIe ) -- ( ATX PSU Thermaltake SMART-SE 530M 530watts )

 
2011 14" Acer 4755G (GT540M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 1050 Ti @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.4) + Win7 [build link]  


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keeptrick
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hey i have same problem with you, my laptop screen looks like figure 14, i use 4755g i5 and gtx 1050

what should i do just buy DIY setup 1.35 and do like your last post or i must modify BIOS too ? 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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cr4zyw3ld3r
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Hello burnok 

i am unable to get grubloader to come up I get win stuff,

when manually installing grub it fails find necessary files to run the command any help.

Sony Vaio SVF1523 CXW with R9 Nano Liquid cooled loop. Using exP GDC v8.4 eGPU adapter on mPcie slot.


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Edy Ashari
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can  i get your DSDT.aml modification? I need it too for install my egpu to my laptop acer 4755. thanks

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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Jkeychen Liew
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Hey burnok,

regarding your sequence on connecting the egpu to work and not to crash during bios. There is a solution to that similar to how you enable hotplug. 

The step is to go to your last PE32 ifr.text and open it with notepad+.

ctrl+F “ASPM” in the setting of your PCI Express port 2.

If you found it make sure to write down the given code for the setting (eg: “0x10b” is for your hot plug setting)

if you find the address, write it down and set it using the usb stick and boot to grub

after that insert this line

grub> setup_var <address> 0x0 

**address eg 0x10B
**0x0 is to disable the ASPM

And then grub> reboot

Now you can try connect the egpu to your notebook with the egpu power on and turn on your notebook. It suppose to not crash anymore during bios load. This method works on my acer aspire 4752g. It seems our notebook are alike, I think it’s good to share it. 

Cheers.

2015 15" Dell Latitude E5570 (R7 M370M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1070 @ 32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 [build link]  

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burnok
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Posted by: Jkeychen Liew

Hey burnok,

regarding your sequence on connecting the egpu to work and not to crash during bios. There is a solution to that similar to how you enable hotplug. 

The step is to go to your last PE32 ifr.text and open it with notepad+.

ctrl+F “ASPM” in the setting of your PCI Express port 2.

If you found it make sure to write down the given code for the setting (eg: “0x10b” is for your hot plug setting)

if you find the address, write it down and set it using the usb stick and boot to grub

after that insert this line

grub> setup_var <address> 0x0 

**address eg 0x10B
**0x0 is to disable the ASPM

And then grub> reboot

Now you can try connect the egpu to your notebook with the egpu power on and turn on your notebook. It suppose to not crash anymore during bios load. This method works on my acer aspire 4752g. It seems our notebook are alike, I think it’s good to share it. 

Cheers.

Hey Thanks! I will try this out.
Could you list the steps on preparing the usb stick to use?

Acer Aspire 4755G -- ( i7 2670QM 2.2GHz )--(16GB Ram DDR3) -- ( GeForce GT 540M 2Gb ) -- (Intel HD 3000 )
eGPU ( Palit GTX StormX 1050 Ti ) -- ( Exp GDC Beast 8.4d mPCIe ) -- ( ATX PSU Thermaltake SMART-SE 530M 530watts )

 
2011 14" Acer 4755G (GT540M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 1050 Ti @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.4) + Win7 [build link]  


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burnok
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Posted by: keeptrick

hey i have same problem with you, my laptop screen looks like figure 14, i use 4755g i5 and gtx 1050

what should i do just buy DIY setup 1.35 and do like your last post or i must modify BIOS too ? 

I bought DIY eGPU 1.35  as this is a big help.  nando4 is very accommodating in answering questions in case you get stuck.

Acer Aspire 4755G -- ( i7 2670QM 2.2GHz )--(16GB Ram DDR3) -- ( GeForce GT 540M 2Gb ) -- (Intel HD 3000 )
eGPU ( Palit GTX StormX 1050 Ti ) -- ( Exp GDC Beast 8.4d mPCIe ) -- ( ATX PSU Thermaltake SMART-SE 530M 530watts )

 
2011 14" Acer 4755G (GT540M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 1050 Ti @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.4) + Win7 [build link]  


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Jkeychen Liew
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hey burnok,

it's the same in your step as follow:

8. Prepare a separate flash drive and format it as FAT32
9. Once formatted, Create the following directory structure
    -EFI\Boot
    -Inside the EFI\Boot folder, copy the efi file  named bootx64.efi
    -Figure 10
    
10. Restart computer and modify Bios settings
      -Enable Legacy
      -Disable Secure boot

 11. Save settings and boot through the usb flash drive from step 9
 12. Grub bootloader should appear
       -Once booted I have received the following error prefix isn't set
       -I have ignored this error and proceed with the following command
       
       grub> setup_var 0x10B 0x1

**just change the address "0x10B" with the ASPM you find in ifr.txt and "0x1" to "0x0"

2015 15" Dell Latitude E5570 (R7 M370M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1070 @ 32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 [build link]  

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burnok
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Posted by: Jkeychen Liew

hey burnok,

it's the same in your step as follow:

8. Prepare a separate flash drive and format it as FAT32
9. Once formatted, Create the following directory structure
    -EFI\Boot
    -Inside the EFI\Boot folder, copy the efi file  named bootx64.efi
    -Figure 10
    
10. Restart computer and modify Bios settings
      -Enable Legacy
      -Disable Secure boot

 11. Save settings and boot through the usb flash drive from step 9
 12. Grub bootloader should appear
       -Once booted I have received the following error prefix isn't set
       -I have ignored this error and proceed with the following command
       
       grub> setup_var 0x10B 0x1

**just change the address "0x10B" with the ASPM you find in ifr.txt and "0x1" to "0x0"

Oh! Thanks will try soon!

 

Have you tried with the latest driver? It seems updating to the latest nvidia driver breaks the setup.

Acer Aspire 4755G -- ( i7 2670QM 2.2GHz )--(16GB Ram DDR3) -- ( GeForce GT 540M 2Gb ) -- (Intel HD 3000 )
eGPU ( Palit GTX StormX 1050 Ti ) -- ( Exp GDC Beast 8.4d mPCIe ) -- ( ATX PSU Thermaltake SMART-SE 530M 530watts )

 
2011 14" Acer 4755G (GT540M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 1050 Ti @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.4) + Win7 [build link]  


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Jkeychen Liew
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We have different card build and different adapter as well. I'm using the PCE16P NO3 v006c that $7 adapter attach to mpcie. I'm currently using GTX750 ti with the latest nvidia version 391.xx without any problems. I also have hotplug enabled by using your guide. I do own a exp gdc 8.0 before but in terms of stability with gen 2 link, I prefer the $7 best bang-per-buck adapter because the gen 2 link on this egpu adapter is quite stable. I will try with GTX 1060 6GB with the exp gdc 8.0 and will update with you later if I encounter any problem with the latest nvidia drivers also how it performs.

2015 15" Dell Latitude E5570 (R7 M370M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1070 @ 32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 [build link]  

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