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Plastixx
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Being at a dead end with this code 43 hot-plug problem, I was bored and decided to try and mod the 372.70 drivers. I modded nv_dispi.inf and also added the relevant info to ListDevices.txt (not sure if that was needed or not). I really had no hope of it actually working, but check out the attached image. Smile

  

There's one small problem right now though. I was running some of the tests in GPU Caps Viewer and when I ran "Furry Cube" the cube showed for a couple of seconds and then an error message popped up saying something about the device not being removable. It's strange that test crashed the driver but the Vulkan test ran perfectly at 180FPS (pic in next post). My power supply is barely adequate, so that might be the problem. It's just some random 12V 5A line-lump I had laying around that just happened to have the correct size barrel plug.

 

I need to do more testing, but I'm just thrilled that this proves my laptop even works with an eGPU setup.

 

System Specs:

HP ENVY 17t-2100 CTO 3D

i7-2860QM

16GB PC3-12800

Modded bios F.1C (no hot-plug options)

 

GPU/Adapter Specs:

EVGA GTX 1050 Ti SC GAMING 4GB

EXP GDC BEAST 8.4d mPCI-e

12V 5A barrel plug (need to find a better supply)

 
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I forgot to mention this is all working on my internal display at 120Hz... it's a beautiful thing.

 

Here's the pic with the Vulkan test running. At the default test size the GPU is at 88% load; if I make it full screen it goes up to 98% and drops to 40FPS. This is at 1080P 120Hz, on the internal display, over a Gen 1 link. I'll assume that's decent given the setup.

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Nice work getting a GTX1050Ti working with the error 43 free downgraded 372.70 driver. GTX1050Ti drivers otherwise start at 375.63.

Can you include your full system spec (notebook, RAM, CPU) along with eGPU adapter details in this thread opening post? Can then work towards a implementation report.

Just commented on your Gen1 issue in the DSDT override thread if want to get to the bottom of the most unusual way of fixing error 12 yet.

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

 
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One last update and then I'm off to bed. I ran Just Cause 3, and while it worked, the frame rate seemed like it was around 10-15FPS at 900P and low settings. The 6850M dGPU does better at 20-25FPS. GTAV crashed the driver so badly the entire system froze and I had to hard shutdown.

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Hi, any update on drivers for using a GTX 1050 in an EGPU setup? My 1050 arrived today, and I'm stuck with Code 43 as well (Win 10 64bit).

System:

Dell Latitude E6430 (i7-3740QM, 8GB ram, ExpressCard)

EXP GDC Beast 8.0 via ExpressCard, with EVGA GTX 1050 SC

 

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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Posted by: ybodhanya

 

Hi, any update on drivers for using a GTX 1050 in an EGPU setup? My 1050 arrived today, and I'm stuck with Code 43 as well (Win 10 64bit).

System:

Dell Latitude E6430 (i7-3740QM, 8GB ram, ExpressCard)

EXP GDC Beast 8.0 via ExpressCard, with EVGA GTX 1050 SC

 

Thanks

 

   

372.70 was never meant for the 1050 Ti, so it doesn't really work. I've spent close to 10 hours messing around with drivers in the last couple of days. I've played with the registry, modified driver files, and just about anything else I could think of. Unfortunately I think this is a problem only NVIDIA can fix, and I'm pretty sure they have no interest in doing so.

 

Here's an interesting thing I discovered yesterday though. I got the idea to disable the iGPU and eGPU in device manager, and then re-enable the eGPU. The code 43 went away and device manager said "this device is working properly", though the NVIDIA control panel wasn't running and the clocks weren't present in GPUz. As soon as I re-enabled the iGPU the code 43 came back.

 

Anyway, unless you can get a modified BIOS with advanced settings that allow you enable Hot-Plug, then you're out of luck. Your choices then are either wait for NVIDIA to fix the problem (not likely) or get a different card that works with the 372.70 drivers. 

2011 17" HP ENVY 17t-2100 [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 1050 Ti @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.4) + Win7 [build link]  

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The other option is to return the 1050Ti and switch to AMD, a RX470 (or the cheaper RX460) comes to mind.

Want to output [email protected] out of an old system on the cheap? Read here.
Give your Node Pro a second Thunderbolt3 controller for reliable peripherals by re-using a TB3 dock (~50$).

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That's an option, but an eGPU is worthless to me if I can't use it with the laptop display. That's not so easy with AMD.

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Pls work through https://egpu.io/forums/expresscard-mpcie-m-2-adapters/mpcieecngff-m2-resolving-detection-bootup-and-stability-problems/#post-724 , up to and inclusive of jumpering your PSU to be permanently on AND checking with hwinfo64 if your EC port has hotplug enabled.

If still get error 43, pls either create a new thread or post in an existing one appropriate on linked from the above.

We want to isolate if Expresscard systems are truly affected by the 372.90 NVidia error 43 driver issue.

Posted by: ybodhanya

 

Hi, any update on drivers for using a GTX 1050 in an EGPU setup? My 1050 arrived today, and I'm stuck with Code 43 as well (Win 10 64bit).

System:

Dell Latitude E6430 (i7-3740QM, 8GB ram, ExpressCard)

EXP GDC Beast 8.0 via ExpressCard, with EVGA GTX 1050 SC

 

Thanks

 

   

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

 
2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 (Q M1000M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 1803 [build link]  


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Yukikaze
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nando, for what it is worth, my Expresscard PE4C works just fine with the latest (376.33) driver in my Lenovo T430s.

Want to output [email protected] out of an old system on the cheap? Read here.
Give your Node Pro a second Thunderbolt3 controller for reliable peripherals by re-using a TB3 dock (~50$).

"Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it."- Robert A. Heinlein, "Time Enough for Love."

 
2012 14" Lenovo Thinkpad T430s [3rd,2C,M] + RX 550 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (Atto Thunderlink) + Win10 [build link]  


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