2011 15" Dell XPS 15Z (GT525M) [2nd,2C,M] + GTX 1050 Ti @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC ...
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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!  


Snake jh
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Joined: 2 years ago

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)

EXP GDC 8.5c
Nvidia GTX 1050Ti
custom wood enclosure


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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.


Benchmarks (Include a CUDA-Z or AIDA64 bandwidth pic. Optional: Valley, 3dmark, noting if it's on internal/external LCD )



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

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2011 15" Dell XPS 15Z (GT525M) [2nd,2C,M] + GTX 1050 Ti @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.5) + Win10 [build link]  

Tricopter Bulls
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Joined: 1 year ago

I have a EXP GDC  with dell 15Z L511Z with GTX 970.
I have black screen o n power on.
Could you detail me the bios mod you used and how you grab egpu to 8.5c.
Hope that you could help me.

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