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2015 15" HP Zbook Studio 15 G3 (Q M1000M) [6th,4C,H] + RX 5700 XT @32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 1909 // GPU not detected after unplugging and replugging  

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ILoveLamps
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My eGPU had been working fine for a little while, even after unplugging and plugging back in the M.2 cable. However, recently I have not been able to get it working at all (see comments section). I would appreciate any feedback on this matter.

 

System specs (model inc screen size, CPU, iGPU, dGPU, operating system user which eGPU is being used)

  • HP Zbook Studio G3
  • Intel i7-6700HQ (Max 3.50Ghz 4 cores)
  • 16GB RAM
  • Intel HD530 iGPU + Nvidia Quadro M1000M dGPU
  • Samsung M.2 NVME 512Gb SSD (according to BIOS, this is in M.2 slot #2)
  • Another M.2 slot is free for M.2 eGP
  • Windows 10 Professional 1909

 

eGPU hardware (eGPU enclosure, video card, any third-party TB3 cable, any custom mods)

  • AMD RX5700XT Reference
  • ADT-Link R43SG  (50cm) M.2 eGPU adapter
  • Corsair SF600 Platinum (Initially used EVGA Supernova 650 G5 Gold)

 

Hardware pictures

 

Installation steps (what did you do to get it all going?)

  1. Disabled the dGPU by following nando4's guide ( https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2015-15-dell-precision-7510-q-m1000m-6th4ch-gtx-1080-ti-32gbps-m2-adt-link-r43sg-win10-1803-nando4-compared-to-tb3-performance/#post-73879 )
  2. Uninstalled NVIDIA drivers and turned off the laptop.
  3. Attached the AMD GPU to the R43SG and connected the PSU cables
  4. Connected the M.2 cable to the spare M.2 slot on the laptop
  5. Connected the HDMI cable to the TV (Vizio M558-G1)
  6. Turned on the TV, PSU, and then the Laptop
  7. Display booted straight to the TV with the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter
  8. Installed Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.1.3

 

Benchmarks (w/ Vizio M558-G1 4k TV)

 

 

 

  • MSI Kombustor FurMark (Vulkan)
    • FPS score was 49 which is  higher than that for OpenGL
    • I somehow lost my benchmark file before the eGPU stopped working

 

Comments (eg: how has the eGPU improved your workflow or gaming)

  • I take my laptop to school everyday so I unplug and re-plug the eGPU once or twice every week. I've done this about 4 times and I've somehow managed to get the eGPU to work.
  • The first few times, I just restarted my laptop and it booted into the eGPU. 
  • More recently, I had to unplug the battery and hold the power button down for 10s for the eGPU to work.
  • However, I just switched my PSU from the EVGA Supernova 650 G5 Gold, to the Corsair SF600 Platinum. After making the switch, I have NOT been able to get the eGPU to work.
  • I have tried unplugging the battery and the BIOS, but still the eGPU is not being detected.
  • I have also tried playing around with the POWER(Auto/ON), PERST# and CLKRUN# delays on the R43SG board but still no positive results
  • I just bought the Wavelink NVME to Thunderbolt 3 adapter ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YB4DDRB/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ) to see if that works. However, I would prefer to use the M.2 slot given its better performance over Thunderbolt 3
  • Any feedback on how to get it to work would be greatly appreciated!
This topic was modified 2 weeks ago

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joevt
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@ilovelamps

Do you have an M.2 drive to show that the M.2 slot still works?

Did you use an M.2 extender to save your M.2 slot from wear and tear?
https://www.amazon.ca/Hobbypower-NGFF-V2-0-Extender-Adapter/dp/B01CSB1ETE

 

Mac mini (2018), Mac Pro (Early 2008), MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), GA-Z170X-Gaming 7, Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5, Sonnet Echo Express III-D, Trebleet Thunderbolt 3 to NVMe M.2 case


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ILoveLamps
(@ilovelamps)
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@joevt 

Unfortunately, I do not have an extra M.2 drive. I'll keep an eye out on NVME deals and update the thread.

The R43SG already has what seems to be an M.2 wear protector. Is this what you mean?

 

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(@tadas_subonis)
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Funny enough, but I have G3 too, and mine eGPU stopped working today. It's like failing to detect Core X altogether, but instead, I get some strange USB device that I can now eject.

https://imgur.com/a/NWpWt92

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joevt
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What I mean is, if you are going to remove or insert the R43SG often, then it might be better to insert it into an extender like the one that I linked. Leave the extender inside the laptop when you're not using the R43SG. If the M.2 slot is damage, you only need to replace the extender instead of the motherboard.

 

Mac mini (2018), Mac Pro (Early 2008), MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), GA-Z170X-Gaming 7, Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5, Sonnet Echo Express III-D, Trebleet Thunderbolt 3 to NVMe M.2 case


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