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flworius
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Posted by: sicily428

do you know notebookreviewforum? in that forum there are a lot of clevo owners so that is the right place where you can have more infos about "bypass/disable the HD4000/Enduro Mode"

http://forum.notebookreview.com/forums/sager-and-clevo.1017/

do you have a prema bios?

Yes, I know the forum, but never got deeper into it. You recommend to open up a thread there?But I researched quite a lot and was, and still am, under the impression that it's not possible to turn enduro/igpu off anyhow?

No I dont have a Prema Bios. What is it ? Never heard of it before ?

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Salierimorella
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Can anyone tell me if a lenovo y50 gt 960 is compatible with an egpu?Ifvyes then which one?It doesn't have a Thunderbolt port but i saw a thunderbolt adapter on google

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Hello egpu.io community, 

I am new to this egpu community. So any help or advice is appreciated. I have read through many of the forums here and other websites.  The notebook system that I have is Acer Aspire e15 e5-573g-56rg the system is an i5-5200u a GeForce 940 with 4gb dedicated VRAM and 12gb or ram. I have a exp gdc beast v8.0 with the ngff / m.2 a key interface, a 500w power supply, and an Evga Geforce 670 ftw 2gb ram. I'm pretty sure that I have connected everything correctly. The system boots up correct in the UEFI bios. When I look in the device manager I do not see the graphics card in the (other devices) (system devices) or (display adapters). So, I am assuming the system does not recognize the card. Although the power supply is running, the graphics card fan is spinning, and LED light on the dock is glowing. If I turn off the (GPU system) device manager does scan and reload. So, I think is can detect when the system is turned on and off. Does this mean the systems are communicating? Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get the system to first recognize the external? 

Update: I have booted the computer in legacy mode and installed DIY eGPU Setup 1.35 moved through the step up. GPU still not being detected. Have installed drivers.

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joshuaf87
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I'm sure it is. I have seen other computers (Acer) that have had success with this setup. Pre other members of this community.

 

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SMRTG
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So, I have the Asus ROG GL552VW-DH71  which has the Gtx 960m and an i7-6700hq, I would like to know first of all if I can add an eGPU in general and if yes the steps I should follow and what I should pay more attention to etc. The card I want to use is a GTX 1060.

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Benc12
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Hey nado I need your help I've order a 
gigabyte gtx 950
gdc beast v8 
I have a 500w power supply in going to use with this setup and I have a dell latitude e6420
do I need to buy the setup 1.3 to use my internal screen
anyone help would be appreciated

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drax392
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Sorry, no.  That laptop has a USB-C 3.1 port but does not have Thunderbolt.  There's no way to connect an eGPU to that.

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SMRTG
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There is no other way or something? 

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nando4
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@SMRTG, if your M.2 wifi card is accessible, you may consider an eGPU via that slot. See https://egpu.io/external-gpu-buyers-guide-2017/#m2-interface for more details.

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SMRTG
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Uh sorry I'm totally new in these stuff, what is the m.2? And how do I check it on my laptop? I saw the link you posted but I'd appreciate it if you told me with words I can understand lel.  

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Benc12
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You are better off buying a gaming laptop that's the same price as the Asus that is.

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drax392
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Posted by: SMRTG
Uh sorry I'm totally new in these stuff, what is the m.2? And how do I check it on my laptop? I saw the link you posted but I'd appreciate it if you told me with words I can understand lel.  

He's saying your wifi adapter is connected using an "M.2" PCIe slot, if this slot can be accessed easily then you have the potential to connect an eGPU to that slot and have the wires run out of your laptop somehow.  It's quite a hack, IMO.

A better route, if possible, would be to return or sell the laptop you have and get a gaming laptop that has a proper port to use with an eGPU.

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demo_36
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Hi, i have a lenovo z50-70 with i7 4510U

There's an mpcie slot available once i remove the wlan card, not sure what connection the optical drive on it uses but it seems like its ngff.

what should i go with for the gpu i can go for around a 180$ gpu

And if I'm a bit tight on the budget should i drop one of the costlier 'to 16x' adapters and use a cheaper one? Also will i be able to use the card with the internal gpu?

 

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t3rminat04
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Greetings fellow "e-gpuers",

I'm fairly new to this entire egpu scene and would love to have help from this forum.

Current setup:

Dell Inspiron n5110

I5-2450m @2.5ghz

8gb DDR3

Gt52m.

I've a beast v8 and I'm planning on purchasing the 1050ti 4gb DDR5 with a compatible smps.

Few questions I've in mind:

1. Banggood webpage for beast v8 says "not too compatible with 1050 and 1050ti". Is this true or false?

2. Is the proposed setup viable or should I downgrade to 730 4gb DDR5/gtx 750 ti 2gb DDR5

3. What problems can arise with the proposed setup?

Kindly help solve my queries.

Thank you

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thegameplayer
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Thanks for this post, Nando.

I really wanted to try this setup but my Asus Gl552VW does not support NVMe even though it looks like a M.2 PCIe slot, it's really a SATA 3 one. 

It looks like this: 

Do you think this would still work on my motherboard if it's a SATA slot? Or is the lower bandwidth not worth the upgrade from 960m if I tried a 970 on it?

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nando4
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Does my Asus Gl552VW have a PCIe M.2 port so could implement the eGPU like in this thread?

@thegameplayer, there appears to be confusion on the net whether your laptop has a PCIe M.2 slot or not. There’s users who have definitely confirmed M.2 SATA functionality which is the bad news. The glimmer of hope is your 6th-Gen i-core HQ CPU’s C230 PCH Intel chipset has certain ports that could be muxed through as either PCIe and SATA. A user could install either a PCIe or SATA device into those ports.  This Intel call Flex I/O. As from https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/datasheets/100-series-chipset-datasheet-vol-1.pdf

C230 chipset

 

So use hwinfo64 and interrogate the system to see if you have any of these ports for intended eGPU use:

  • SATA port 0 – can be Flex I/O configured as PCIe port 9 or 13 (though question remains, did ASUS wire it electrically as x4?)
  • PCIe port 1, 5, 9, 13, 17 – these can be configured as x4  ports

 

If so, then need a BIOS to configure the x4 port for use. If the BIOS doesn’t do it, then (1) are they electrically wired for x4 – inspect systemboard to try and see. If so then would need to modify the ME firmware bootstraps using Intel’s fitc utility to set the port as x4. Suggest jump on win-raid.com if go down that path: http://www.win-raid.com/t596f39-Intel-Management-Engine-Drivers-Firmware-amp-System-Tools.html

 

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thegameplayer
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@nando64, unfortunately this is how my HWinfo looks like:

Capture.11PNG

Not a GL552VW but this ROG model has NVMe functionality:

nvme mobo

My only hope would be replacing the Wifi card with an x1 NGFF adapter i think.

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Side question, if i were to use the x1 8 Gbps slot, how much drop in performance will I get compared to x4 32Gbps?

 

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nando4
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@thegameplayer, would have been a nice bonus having a x4 3.0 M.2 port. Nevermind. A 8Gbps M.2 (PCIe) eGPU will give respectable performance.   Just note precautions pertaining to error 43 in the Buyer’s Guide if going ahead with it:

https://egpu.io/external-gpu-buyers-guide-2017/#m2-interface

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thegameplayer
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@nando

The NGFF adapters do not support 3.0 x1 speeds, only 2.0 x1 is this correct? I don't think I can take advantage of 8 Gb/s, only 4 🙁

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nando4
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@thegameplayer, the eGPU adapters that use a flat HDMI interconnect cable like this ADT-Link one or the EXP GDC 9.0 have examples of success at Gen3 8Gbps speed. It’s the ones that use USB 3.0 5Gbps cable that are less likely to reliably transmit Gen3 signals.

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thegameplayer
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@nando64, oh you mean something like this https://world.taobao.com/item/548352185850.htm? Is there the same kind of cable for EXP GDC that supports Gen3 out there?

EDIT:

@nando64, I order this https://world.taobao.com/item/548352185850.htm? I have an old AMD 5450, which is a low power card without any power connectors. Will the 4 pins from the adapter be able to power the card?

Only wanted to test the 5450 first, just to see if the adapter works before I move on to a strong gpu.

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nando4
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@thegameplayer, a HD5450 has a 19W TDP. This is much less that the 75W slot power the ADT-Link R43SL adapter’s 4pin input connector can draw. Good to go.

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Hi is there any way to do a egpu setup with this laptop ? it doesn't have thunder bolt ports so I guess this could be done via usb 3.0 this laptop comes with 6 ports or mpcie ? Has anyone tried ? I didn't find a tread for this laptop. 

  • I'd like to know if there's a way to upgrade its gpu in the future 

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Bjorg
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Yes, thanks for answering. I was figuring out this just right now. 

 I took the plunge and just bought that 6 pin version. 

Now I have to decide which GPU to pair it with and power supply?

What (how powerful) would be the respective power supplies for RX570 and RX580?

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nando4
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@Bjorg, you need 75W slot power. Then each 6pin PCIe adds 75W and each 8pin PCIe adds 150W. Add them all up to get maximum power draw within cabling capacity.

If you want to be more specific, look at TDP rating of the card or even more accurate the measured power consumption at full load on techpowerup.com’s review of your candidate card.

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alex-chu
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  I just can not decide what to connect the adapter to expresscard 2.0 or m pci-e. Dell Vostro laptop, i7 2670qm processor, 8 Gb of RAM. Advise, what is better to connect for a faster speed or there will not be a noticeable difference? Video card I want to connect geforce 1060 6gb.

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I'm new to this whole EGPU thing and I wanted to know if my laptop was able to use EGPUs and if so what kinds could i actually use? How would I install it? Thanks. Here's my device:  https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-E5-575-5493-Laptop-Computer/dp/B01N6LO3FR

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Hello,

I'd like to mod my Acer E5-575-34XF to run an eGPU. The computer has an easily removable panel which covers an SSD connected via an M2 slot and an empty SATA slot.

My plan would be to use the SATA slot to house an HHD with Windows and use the M2 slot for the eGPU, by removing the SSD.

Reading the buyer's guide it is my understanding that the adapter to be bought depends on wether or not my M2 slot supports 4x lanes (giving a whooping 32gb/s transfer speed) or just 1x (with a still satisfactory 8gb/s).

Since the difference in price between the 1x and 4x docks is exponential, I'd like to know which one is supported before I buy it.

I have tried to understand that using the applications CPU-Z and HWiNFO 64 but it is not clear to me where and if this information is present.

It appears though that the max available speed as SATA AHCI is "Gen 3.0, 6gb/s": is that the max speed of my M2 slot?

screen

Thanks in advance and please don't hesitate to let me know whatever I should look forward. In particular, any information concerning the BIOS possibly locking the eGPU out, and how would one proceed to bypass such a lock, is highly appreciated! Motherboard model is Ironman_SK v1.25, by Acer.

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thegameplayer
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@nando64. I received my adapter today, I plugged everything in and got the HD5450 card to work and boot up Witcher 3.

It's Gen 1.1 link instead of 2.0 or 3.0 like what my MB supports. The card itself is PCIe 2.1. Gpu-z shows 1.1 x16 @ 1.1 x1.

1. What can I do next to get gen 2 or 3 speeds?

2. I also read that PCH pcie slots won't support gen 3, do you know anything about this?

3. If put in a GTX 970, will it be 2.0 instead of 1.1?

egp2

My adapter is ADT-Link R51SR -

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Hi I would like to know if my config could support an eGPU via pcie . I would like to buy a Asus Dual 1060 6GB. and connect it into the ExpressCard 54 port. my config:

HP Elitebook 8570w

CPU : core i7 3720QM 2,60-3,6GHZ

GPU: Nvidia Quadro K2000M (2GB GDDR3 )

Motherboard: QM77

OS: Windows 10 Pro Up to Date.

RAM: 16GB DDR3

HDD: 931 GB

Please i need your Help "Step by Step". I would like to know exactly what to buy . I dont know how to do and sorry for my bad English. I speak french. thanks

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Forgive me if this is the wrong sub as I thought this might be the best place to ask. I have a HP Elite Desk 800 that has an open M.2 slot. I want to add a egpu but I'm unsure on what one to get. I've read up on checking hot-plug but it seems that hwinfo wont populate that slots specs unless it had a card in it, but maybe I'm reading it wrong. If I go by what its reading i only have v3.0 a 1x max slot, no hotplug? (HWINFO)Will I be limited and should not waste money on a high end 10xx card? Anything I should look for in bios? I do have a 6xx or 7xx (cant remember which) on hand to test with. Thanks ahead of time.

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miguelromo
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hey I was just wondering if my hp notebook 15 support akitio node it doesn't have a thunderbolt but they do sell the adapter will that work and will it also work with usb 3.0 that's what my laptop has

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So i checked and found that my hp pavillion p203tx has a pcie express v2.0 slot.My question is will the gdc beast 8 work with it?

Also how much performance loss should i expect with the express slot 2.0?

here are the details:

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Rashx7
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Hi guys, I found this external gpu thing today and want to try it out. I have some questions if you guys can answer

Before starting my questions my laptop is HP Dv6 6115st, I think its a special version for turkey with turkish f keyboard. So I will write down my specs 

intel i7 core 2630QM @2.00ghz 
8 gb Ram
Intel Hd Graphics 3000
AMD Radeon 6700 series 
250gb SSD ( I install this myself, stock one is 750gb HDD) 
Intel Centrino Wireless N 1030 ( mPCIe slot)
 
1. Im already using hdmi output for a 32 inch LG smart tv. So will there be  any performance loss if I choose an AMD gpu ? 
2. Related to my 1st question, I play LoL, Dota, Overwatch, Path of Exile, which GPU should I choose ?
3. Is it worth to pick up a gtx1050ti ?  I have 2nd gen i7 so could be a bottleneck with my proccessor if I go for high end cards like 1050-1060 or lest say amd rx570
4. Most important question maybe, how can I check if I can use my mPCIe slot on this notebook ? I read that sometimes bios does not allow you to use anything except wireless adapter. 
 

Thx all for the answers, feel free to comment or give any advice for beginners.

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alex-chu
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Which video card is better to connect? The laptop has an Intel 2670 QM processor. GTX 1080 is better or better than another?

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Rastafabi
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It’s not that much dependent on the CPU rather than the laptop (and it’s firmware) itself. However apart from some MacBook Pros the integrated NVIDIA grafics, which are difficult to implement you should be okay with an GPU offering drivers for your current OS, if the Laptop supports eGPUs altogether. Check here for available implementation options, with Thunderbolt and expresscard slots being the easiest to be physically implemented.

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