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nando4
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A thread to ask pre-purchase questions. Please see the following resources before asking for help. You'll may find answer to many of your questions there.

 

1. The Buyer Guide that answers common pre-purchase questions. including reading the enclosure/adapter product documentation for the eGPU adapters you are purchasing and the know issues links.

 

2. How-To in the top menu for many common configuration steps.

 

3. Builds  showcasing system & eGPU capability & compatibility.  A valuable insight into the implementation complexity for your system using the same or similar intended eGPU hardware

 

4. The Tech Support Directory to contact your enclosure vendor for support.

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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Turkai
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I have Lenovo G580 and i want to do eGPU.  Lenovo G580 eGPU with GT1030 possible ? Because i have integrated graphics HD4000. The GT1030 card has no power input. How can i do this? Is it possible?

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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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Turkai
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So does not my laptop support it? I understand It made me sad.

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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Turkai
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I saw this. https://tr.aliexpress.com/store/product/EXP-GDC-Laptop-External-Independent-Video-Card-Dock-with-PCI-E-Interface-Black/1048722_32456172794.html

and i looked where is my laptop model ? My laptop not on the three list (support list, white list , black list). So,  my laptop is Lenovo G580. My laptop supports eGPU ?

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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XCVG
 XCVG
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The GT1030 only consumes 30W. A Node Lite or Thunder3 with upgraded power supply is sufficient to power it.

2015 15" Dell XPS 15 9550 (GTX960M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 @ 16Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + Win10 [build link]  

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Turkai
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Posted by: XCVG

The GT1030 only consumes 30W. A Node Lite or Thunder3 with upgraded power supply is sufficient to power it.

I'm talking about the laptop. Is the G580 compatible for this egpu?

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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wimpzilla
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Hello Turkai,

  1.  Please keep this topic active and avoid to open multiples topics for the same kind of question. Otherwise it begin to be messy.
  2.  The "do it yourself" eGPU is not something you could assume 100% sure working on your laptop. It is not something that manufacturer support when you buy your laptop, so you need to try yourself if someone did not tried before you!
  3.  Your G580 could support eGPU using the mini pci-express adapter, since the G580 own a single mini pci-express connector, used to connect your WIFI card. So if you plan to use an eGPU, you will not be able to use your WIFI card because the slot will be occupied by the eGPU.
  4.  The adapter you should buy to try the eGPU with your laptop is like this one: EXP GDC MPCI-E
  5.  You need to buy also a graphic adapter and a power supply to feed current to the eGPU adapter. The GTX1030 is powered by this power supply through the adapter. Look this video to get an overview about the whole setup!
  6. Now the REAL issue is to know if your laptop will accept and configure with the eGPU, this depend mainly by how manufacturer configured the mini pci-e connection to allow that. The only way to know is to try, usually it work, if not there are a lot of trick to help. But anyway do not get the idea it will work at 100%. None can say that before have tried, tried all the trick and then stated it will not.
  7. Issues are generally that the laptop do not boot with the eGPU adapter and/or the eGPU adapter is not recognized under windows, and/or badly recognized.
  8. You will need maybe also an external screen if your laptop do not support the eGPU on it's own screen. Usually Nvidia use the Optimus technology to allow an external eGPU to display on the internal screen.
  9. Remember that Pascal gpu series have some drivers issues that made them a bit difficult to setup, the GTX1050 have this issue, dunno if it aplly to the GTX1030. However if you want to be sure with the compatibility, i advice you a GTX950/960!

2012 13-inch Dell Latitude E6320 + R9 [email protected] (EXP GDC 8.4) + Win10
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2012 15" Lenovo Thinkpad T530 [2nd,4C,Q] + R9 270X @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.4) + Win10 [build link]  


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nanoo
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i have a g73jh and i wanted to know if anyone has built a eGPU...ive looked for info but have come up empty...eGPU i plan AMD 580x with external 550w PSU  with

https://www.amazon.com/Laptop-External-PCI-E-Graphics-Card/dp/B00Q4VMLF6/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1496939506&sr=8-5&keywords=external+gpu+for+laptops

 

would this work?

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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Jiggy
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Hello everybody,im looking to setup eGPU,can you suggest best gpu for my system?i would like to use with internal monitor. Thank you!

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 

System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard

System Model: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

BIOS: InsydeH2O Version 03.60.48F.1C

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.2GHz

Memory: 8192MB RAM

Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000

AMD Radeon HD 7470M (1 GB DDR5 dedicated) ALREADY BURNED!

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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nando4
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Please review the mini PCIe section of the Buyer Guide, including reading the product documentation for the eGPU adapters you are purchasing and the know issues links.  You'll find answer to many of your questions there including which GPUs allow an accelerated internal LCD mode.

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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