2010 17" HP Elitebook 8740W (GTX1070) [1st,4C,X] + Creative SoundBlaster AE-9 @2...
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2010 17" HP Elitebook 8740W (GTX1070) [1st,4C,X] + Creative SoundBlaster AE-9 @2Gbps-mPCIe1 (PCE164P-N03) + Win7 [triturbo]  


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System specs:

2010 HP EliteBook 8740w

  • Displays: 17" DreamColor + hp ZR30w
  • CPU: intel 920XM
  • GPU: Zotac GTX 1070 MXM
  • RAM: HyperX 1866MHz 32GB (4x8GB) @1333MHz CL8
  • Storage: MX200 mSATA 500GB + 7K1000
  • Sound: IDT 92HD75B3
  • WLAN: 6300AGN 
  • OS: W7U64
  • PSU: Omen 350W

 Don't mind the looks, it will be a laptop again one day 😛 


eSPU (Sound Processing Unit) hardware:


Hardware pictures:


Installation steps:

  • Using the WWAN slot
  • Changed the cable pins to match the PSU also requires a bit of knife work (or brute force) on the openings
  • Using switch instead of paperclip. Put it there for testing delay/hot-plug, would use it to turn the PSU to stand-by mode.






MUCH better sound!

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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