2011 15" Dell XPS 15Z (GT525M) [2nd,2C,M] + GTX 1050 Ti @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.5) + Win10 [Snake jh] // Fully Watercooled Mod w/ Eiswolf 120 GPX Pro, 800W SFX-L PSU!
System specs (model inc screen size, CPU, iGPU, dGPU, operating system)
dell xpz l511z (intel hd3000 and nvidia 525m combo)
eGPU hardware (eGPU enclosure, video card, any third-party TB3 cable, any custom mods)
its my birtday so i just finished front panel for today paintings and edges are coming after holidays
Installation steps (what did you do to get it all going?)
Grab a moded bios at bios mods
Grab some egpu hardware, i use exp-gdc v8.5
Get gpu like 1060ti u can go higher but u will be cpu bootlenecked .
U can aditionaly solder mpcie slot on motherboard if u got soldering skils .
In bios in memory configuration set tolud size to 2.5gb . dont need to disable or enable anything else . Hook up your hardware and before powering on hold D key on keyboard.
screen will flash few times and windows will boot. everything works out of box if u use external display however if u wanna use optimus u must buy diy egpu setup 1.35 software from nando4.
Comments (eg: how has the eGPU improved your workflow or gaming)
@snake_jh, a couple questions for you: Could I just use an adapter for hdmi to usb-c 3.1 for my lenovo yoga c940 instead of the mini pci-e? Would I still need to get a modded bios for this laptop? Also, what external power supply are you using?