2011 17" ASUS N73SV (GT540M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 960 @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.4) + Win10 & Win7 [Gagliano20]
My Laptop specs are:
intel 2630QM i7 2ghz/2.9ghz quad core processor
12gb ddr3 1867mhz corsair vengeance (3x 4gb)
iGfx intel hd 3000
dGpu nvidia 540M
My eGpu Setup:
Exp Gdc 8.4 beast
eGpu: MSI GTX 960 4GB
dell da-2 220watt Power adapter for the egpu
Finally i got it fully working! i had to downgrade to windows 7 and there it just worked, on windows 10 my drivers would crash everytime i put a hdmi in the egpu, and i had to run the hdmi from the laptop instead, now i can finally enjoy the most power i can get out of this egpu!i did not change any switches on the egpu either.
Just like on windows 10 before, i have not changed anything on the bios. i do have a fully unlocked bios but never needed to change anything, no Tolud nor any other setting.
i also have not changed any of the switches on the egpu itself, so no timings are different or whatever.
bootice used to make it permanent and autobootable,
ignore d-gpu and then pci compaction. disable the d-gpu. (pressing f3 after disabling the dgpu)
then gen 2 on the pci port (pressing f3 after to save)
chainloader on mbr2 + speedup + 0sec time out.
on windows i went straight with the latest drivers (384.94)
didn't need to install any lower ones first or anything.
on gta 5 with very high settings and msaa disabled i get 45-60 fps depending on location, 45 is the lowest
Pictures of my setup + painting
also i'm getting 7/8 fps increase from this huge overclock!
Windows index score:
Sir, i really dunno what to say!
Great vid, great explanations, great mods, great DIY, awesome setup!
I did not found a single word able to describe the full sentence. ^^
I really liked your DIY mods and how clean they are! If possible to make another vid, same kind of greatness but showing a game running with the internal monitor and then with the external as bench would be great. To give a complete overview!
@Nando4/TheITSage: If possible to link this vid to the mpci-e eGPU Resources would be great, it's a complete vid on how to setup an eGPU under mpci-e, would help a lot users with the first approach to the eGPU world.
i'd love to do that but i really can't i have a glitch where i can't run this setup from the external gpu's io ports. when i plug hdmi in to the gtx 960 or any other gpu my laptop video card drivers will crash, i've tried everything, the only thing i can do is run the hdmi port in my laptop with the egpu connected, still gives me a boost but not the most i could get.
i do however go from 8fps lowest detail gta 5 to very high 35 fps with this regardless.
I will look further about your external screen screen issue.
Maybe something related to the Optimus/HD3000 driver switch?
I noticed you ran on Mac OS, this behavior is still present on Win10?
I quickly looked at your issue and it seems be related to Optimus and the HD3000 driver, i would try the following:
- Compile a DSDT that will be loaded using eGPU Setup.
- Then perform a 36-bit compaction, exclude dGPU, source eGPU, allocate eGPU.
- At this point disable the dGPU and reboot, checking if your DSDT file loaded fine.
- Disable completely the HD3000 hoping disabling Optimus as well.
- Try again using the external GXT960 HDMI hoping the eGPU get full control of the drivers.
Unfortunately some part of the laptop schematics are blurred, i can't tell reliably how your HDMI is connected. The missing sheets refer as hybrid switch and display switch. You could also try to use the laptop CRT display output and the GTX960 HDMI.