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miramanee
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Hello and a happy new year,

i have a ThinkPad T420 and i will use my expresscard Slot to connect a GTX 1050 TI with this V8.0 EXP GDC ??? will this Card work?

and can i connect the Grafic card to this 220W DA-2 DELL supply?

is anyone using this Card and can tell me how loud it is?

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walterego221
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I bought a BEAST V8.44 EXP GDC used on a forum and I did a preliminary test with a geforce 7300 gt. Windows 10 recognized the card and also GPU-Z but it did not work and the GTX950m no longer worked. I got this by removing the wifi card and connecting the BEAST.

With the UEFI of the motherboard I can not disable the 950m. I saw that you sell a software, with that work?
Thanks for the answers.

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Rog195
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Hi

 I have a lenovo z50-70 with i7 4510U, I’m considering buying a GTX 1050 and connecting it using an EXP GDC Beast ngff model and I’m going to use it on the internal display.

How much performance hit can I expect?

 

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j7711719
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I am pretty new to this mPCIe stuff, so please forgive my ignorant.
So, I have radeon r9 390x gpu. I will be trying to connect it to my Asus A55V laptop through external pcie I found on Amazon

However, I saw the gpu requirement on one of the picture display. It seems like my gpu has higher bandwidth than recommended. I am wondering if can I still use this method to play games? Let's say if those games can be played with older gpu that falls in their recommended area for using exteral pcie. 
Also, with this setting, can I mine cryptocurrency? I saw many people use converter to convert 16x to 1x on their desktop, so I assume I won't need a lot of communication between gpu and my computer?

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(@nathan_mendenhall)
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I have a Dell Latitude E5440 and am looking to get a eGPU as the Intel HD sh*t isnt enough. I am looking to use ExpressCard as I don't want to change the body of the laptop itself. I'm looking to use this eGPU from Amazon with this cable and a GT 1030/GTX 1050. I just want to make sure this will all be compatible.

My Laptop Specs:
Core i5-4310U
8 GB RAM
128 GB Samsung 830 SSD

Thanks!

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(@muhammad_abdullah)
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So I am looking to buy a external gpu adapter for my elietebook 840 g1.is it worth it and how can i install it??

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david
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excuse me. can i use GTX 1050 TI on Asus ROG G501 JW by using eGPU EXP GDC Beast  ?
how much perfomance can i get by using gtx 1050 ti by using eGPU EXP GDC Beast ?
is it worth it to use eGPU EXP GDC Beast  on NVME by sacrificing wifi card ?

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(@josip_saric)
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Hello, I am new member of this community. I have to say that I am really positively surprised with you and grateful for all the materials I already found here.
I came here because I want to connect Intel NUC with eGPU.

I am interested in two NUC variants:

Intel® NUC Kit NUC7i5DNHE

It has these two M.2 slots:  
M.2 Card Slot (wireless)  22x30 (key E) slot (PCIe x1) 
M.2 Card Slot (storage)  22x80 (key M) slot (PCIe x4) 
 
Intel® NUC Kit NUC7i7BNH
GPU could be connected using the Thunderbolt connector, and the other option is connecting it with the M.2 slot.  

I understood that eGPU could be connected to M.2 key E with some kind of adapter, but I haven't find any adapters or configurations running it.
I want to check it here. Can I do it with this M.2 enclosure link ?

Is it possible to connect it to the other M.2 slot with initial storage purpose? (I've seen this build configuration with some other NUC versions, just want to check it with these two.)

I have a question about that error 43 with Nvidia 10xx cards. Is there a problem with Linux OS also? I saw some fix on the forum, but I'm not sure if I should still be bothered with it?

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JJ1515
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Hey,

I am completely new to EGPUs and needed a bit of help with some compatibility.  I am trying to find an EGPU for my Dell Latitude E6430 (specs down below).  There is a desktop GPU converter on amazon known as the EXP GDC, which can connect to my laptop via express card.  After I get this connected, I need a desktop GPU and I found a GTX 1050 on walmart (link down below for exact card).  Will this card work with the EXP GDC and will it work with the internal screen of the laptop? I do not want to have to plug in an external monitor to edit video as my desk is too small for a full sized laptop, monitor and keyboard.  I also listed 2 GPUs, so if the first one is not compatible, what about the second one?

Here are the specs of my PC:
Core I7 processor @3.00 MHz x64 bit
8.00 gb RAM
Intel HD 4000 graphics
Windows 7 pro 64 bit

Amazon link for EXP GDC:
https://www.amazon.com/XCSOURCE-External-Independent-Expresscard-AC773/dp/B0725B6L99/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1524459471&sr=8-1&keywords=expgdc

GPU from Walmart I was talking about:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/MSI-GeForce-GTX-1050-2G-OC-Graphics-Card/119512225

Back up GPU (this is for if the first one does not work

https://www.walmart.com/ip/GTX-1050-2GT-OC/131337268

Thank you so much for all the help!

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(@dogggo)
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So... I have a 2014 gaming notebook, it's MSI GE62 2QD Apache with GTX 960m, so instead of buy new PC/Notebook, i would try to put this mPCI e-gpu with GTX 1060 3GB (i havent decide what brand and what type i would use, probably the dual fan), so my questions are, Can i use this on my laptop? Would all brand and type worked on egpu? And would there be much bottleneck? Thank you

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torgriv
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I have tried 1060 6gb, 1080 and now 1080 ti. All works fine on my 2012 laptop Asus X75VD. I have no trouble with bottleneck. But it is best with external display

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torgriv
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Posted by: Dogggo

So... I have a 2014 gaming notebook, it's MSI GE62 2QD Apache with GTX 960m, so instead of buy new PC/Notebook, i would try to put this mPCI e-gpu with GTX 1060 3GB (i havent decide what brand and what type i would use, probably the dual fan), so my questions are, Can i use this on my laptop? Would all brand and type worked on egpu? And would there be much bottleneck? Thank you

By the way.. I would definitely consider buying the 1080 or 1080 ti.

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(@feghouli_hamza)
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i have a DELL Inspiron 15 5567 with : 

_i5-7200U
_8GB DDR4 RAM 
_AMD R7 M445 2GB 
Is it possible to connect an eGPU from the NGFF slot ? 
and if it was yes , which GPU am I supposed to buy ?????

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(@yx_yu)
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Hey guys, since the bandwidth of minipcie/ec is a big bottleneck, I am curious if I can use both slot to connect to a single graphics card? Which means add a HDMI 1-2 extension cable between them. Is it possible?

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(@maxi_dar)
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Hi every body, 
Im realy interested on doing this to my lpatop Lenovo z580, I just want to be sure about my suggested setup before purchasing everything. 

Lenovo Ideapad z580 , Core i7-3632QM , 8gb ram, Nvidia 635m, intel hd4000, windows 10 home, 1tb Samsung Evo 850 pro ssd.  

PCIe PCI-E EXP GDC 8.5c (Mini PCI-E interface Version)

Gpu: Sapphire Radeon NITRO+ RX 580 8GB.

for the PSU, I didn't decide until now, but I'll go with 550w or 650w from CORSAIR OR EVGA.

Do you think my setup will work without any problem.
Your comments and recommendation will be highly appreciated.. 

ThanksK

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anonymouskvn
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Hi everyone! I'm a new member.
I can't find a box for asking posts so i'm gonna ask here.
I have a very old Lenovo B490 with HM77 chipset. I want to install an egpu to play some old games
What will i need to buy and what should i buy.
Thank you and sorry for my bad english

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(@ronnie_nick)
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Hey guys, I been doing some research about EXP GDC and I keep wondering whether my upgrade will be working or not. 

I planned to follow this guide: 
This is not my video, just for my guide.

Here my spec : 
17-4710HQ (4th Gen)
12GB Ram
GTX 850m 2GB
Window 10 64-bit

Want to upgrade using : 
EXP GDC v8.5c (Mini PCI-E)
MSI GTX 1080 ti
Corsair CX750M

Here's my question : 
1. Do EXP GDC support GTX 1080 ti and is it worth it? What driver should I install first to remove error 43?
2. What is the best graphics card for EXP GDC? I'm talking about performances lose like sharing bandwidth.
3. What other things that I might prepare for this upgrade?

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(@noob_to_pro)
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I think all noob questions for buying before purchase goes here, i would like to know the posibility of having eGPU for my laptop it's Z51-70 I5-5200U with intel HD 5500 and AMD R9 M375 (it's shitty for now and i hate it), i have a m.2 slot in my laptop which have the wireless card that's all i know for now.

 

I wanna know everything about what i will have to edit, could my laptop get critical issue from adding egup or not? also what stuff to search about before deciding to get the eGPU ... how to make sure everything is compatible and gonna work at least 90% sure 😀

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Xclute
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Hi I was wondering if anyone has tried using a Acer Spin 3 with a gtx 1060 succesfully . I'm wondering if there is any problems I could run into because I also want to use the m.2 m key/4x exp gdc as my adapter. Also my power supply is a Dell  da-2.   (I hope I can us my internal display) I hope someone replies.🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞

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(@noob_to_pro)
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I have a lot to ask about
First of all I red all the resources and I came up with some stuff

Does having uma graphic option in BIOS will let bypass the whitelist issue? My laptop Lenovo Z51-70 have whitelist when trying to add another WiFi as support told me, so is it going to be same problem with GPU or not?

Also what else should I look for before buying everything?

Does having a U processor will limit my performance? I've i5-5200U

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(@thegamer675)
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Hello all,
Does anyone know if this setup will work?
Here are the links!
HP EliteBook 8560w:  https://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-EliteBook-8560w-Intel-Core-i7-2670QM-16GB-RAM-128GB-SSD-WIN-10-MS-OFFICE/183472940469
EXP GDC Adpater:  https://www.ebay.com/itm/V8-0-Independent-EXP-GDC-Beast-Laptop-External-Video-Card-to-PCI-E-AC773/123353768677
Radeon R7 240 4GB GPU:  https://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-Radeon-R7-240-4GB-DDR3-GRAPHICS-CARD-GAMING-11216-02/223017972515

Just making sure this would work!
Thanks!

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(@jari_brontesi)
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Hi, I'm attempting the same thing, did you try it?

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(@thegamer675)
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Not yet. I might be buying it next Thursday or Friday.

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(@haydar_bouslah)
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Hello,

I have Lenovo z50-70 and i want to do eGPU.  What's the best eGPU to play fortnite  ? I have an intel HD  Graphics Family and a
NVIDIA Geforce GT820m (2gb) .The CPU is an i3-4030U CPU 1.90Ghz and i have 6GB Ram memory (DDR3) . How can i do this and it is possible ? 

Thank you

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Duartt
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Hey guys, how's it going? Anyway, I need a tip from you so I can start putting together my project on EGPU. I am currently using a modest notebook that is too much for our time, but the cause is my financial condition. Continuing. the settings are: Notebook CCE Win Wm545b equipped with a
Processor: Intel Core i5-2410m (2 Cores, 4 Threads) 2.3Ghz (2.9Ghz Turbo)
RAM: 8Gb Ddr3
Chipset: Intel Sandy Bridge HM65
HD: 500Gb + 120Gb SSD
Slot available: Mini PCI-E
I wanted a suggestion of which best devices to use, such as:
Exp Gdc adapter.
Video card.
Power Source (Watts).
Taking advantage of the topic I wanted to know what processor I could do put to make a possible upgrade in this notebook, my processor is not soldered on the motherboard. Additional Information:
Socket G2
Hm65
Motherboard does not have a specific BIOS
TDP: 35w
Well, that's all, if you can help me, I'll be grateful. Thank you

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Homie0Jr
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Hello! I'm just making this thread just to get some good and simple answers about my beginning knowledge towards the EXP GDC Beast. I'm certainly positive that I want to go through with this without having to upgrade from my laptop to another computer. Could anyone correct me if I'm wrong and provide some good answers to my questions?

My laptop:

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming (7567)

8gb RAM

Integrated Intel HD Graphics 
Dedicated Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050
Intel Core i5-7300HQ 2.5GHz

For my EXP GDC Beast setup, I have these listed down for it:

-EXP GDC Beast v8 (obviously) mPCI-E version

-Gigabyte GTX 1060 3gb Windforce
-Corsair VS Series VS500 500W ATX12V
-TPLink Wifi Adapter

Now here are some questions:
1. Is the watts for the power supply enough for the 1060? Or is it too much?
2.Which drivers do I install for the 1060 to work?
3. Would the NGFF version of the Beast fit in the SSD slot? (Sorry, not familiar with NGFF)
4. Is setup 1.35 needed? Or can I install the eGPU without it?
5. With the 1050 enabled, would I have to disable that in order to install the 1060? Or if once I get it installed I can reenable the 1050 and somehow use Nvidia optimus? (Not familiar with that either. Foggy on the idea of two cards.)
6. Would I still have laptop mobility when all of this is installed, telling that I would have to enable the 1050 on the go?
7. A brief and simple directional installation on how to install the Beast (Just for safe measures.)

Thanks in advance!

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csakzozo
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Hey all,

I am new to the forum, but have been reading like non stop for the past 3 days. Reviews, Builds, Troubleshooting. Great forum and hobby you guys have here.

Although I'd like to think I know what I am up against, I still have a few questions about the setup and especially component.

I am thinking of upgrading a Lenovo Thinkpad T530, I5-3320M, 8Gb RAM with, possibly, a GTX 1050Ti/1060. I might upgrade the CPU also at a later time. This laptop is pretty great compatibility wise as I saw. I also have 2 Thinkpad docking stations, and about 5 chargers(2X90W,3X60W) which motivates me not to change my setup, but upgrade it.

Now for my questions:
1) I have seen many builds in the last periods with EXP GDC v8.4 card but many could not get it to work with Gen2, and especially not reliably. Now I would like a Gen2 connection, cause the card will be limited anyway, I don't want to limit it further by saving 75$ or so. Have I drawn the wrong conclusion that the EXP GRD is unreliable in Gen2 connection?
2) Is the PE4C V3.0 reliable for Gen2 connections? Have there been found better solutions lately?

Any other advices for me that might not be so obvious? Does this laptop have other ports that would perform better and I missed them?
I am looking to make a performant setup(Gen2), with the best price possible,and minimum performance losses percentage wise.

Thanks in advance for your time! 🙂

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(@tritonic)
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Can someone provide me some details on my laptop? I want to buy an EXP GDC Beast Dock but I don't want to waste my money.

Laptop: Dell Latitude E6220
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz, 2501 Mhz
 RAM: 8 GB 1333MHz

Please get back as soon as possible.

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(@newbieonegpu)
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First, i have bought the mPCI-e interface version, and i think it's kinda not comfortable to me. And then i want to use my ''Expresscard to hdmi female'' and then buying hdmi male to male cable to connect between dock and expresscard (so the expresscard is not originally from exp gdc).
If it's not working, can i use (buy) ''Expresscard to USB 3.0/3.1'' and then buying hdmi male to usb 3.0/3.1 male cable?
The real thing is can i connect the dock to laptop/notebook with non-original exp gdc expresscard.

I bought the mPCI-e version because it's cheaper than the Expresscard version and now i regret it..
Thank you for your help

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(@newbieonegpu)
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I have the mPCIe version connected with da 1050 ti with lenovo t430 with external monitor of course, and it works fine...
I myself love performance than quality, so i set witcher 3 on medium at run at more than 60 fps

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srcold
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I have bought exp gdc v8. My laptop is a lenovo g480 i5 3210m 6gb ram.
What graphic card can i get?
Will it work very well with gtx 1030? i have heard that doesnt work with 1000 series.
My friend want to sell me a gtx 960, will it work?
I do not focus on quality, i prefer performance.
Can you guys help me?

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Ahmet Bıyık
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My current system is;
Brand: Casper CNVSD 4712B 
Mainboard: C15B
Processor: i7 4712MQ 
iGpu: İntel HD4600
dGpu: Nvidia Gt840M
Memory: 8GB DDR3 Ram
Storage: 1TB 5.4K RPM HDD

and im planning to buy  Sapphire Pulse RX 580 8GB, and connect it to my PC by using EXP GDC (BEAST) Mini PCI-E. Plus im gonna buy another 8GB RAM and a 240gb SSD
So can i run these components together ?

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Zammo76
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I've just connected up a simlarish rig.

I've posted a topic on here detailing this. Basically I couldn't get the Gigabyte Radeon GTX 580 8GB card I had to show up, but I'd had success with a cheap old Geforce card.

I think it might be because I'm powering the card wrong, as the fans are spinning on it but the Fan Stop light is lit (see my thread for more info). I've ordered a different power cable and will try again probably Monday or Tuesday when it arrives. Failing that I'm going to return the card and get a Geforce 1060 6GB, as my system seems to play nicer with Geforce cards. I'll post an update on here or my thread when I've tested the new setup.

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Ahmet Bıyık
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Thank you. Im gonna buy Asus ROG Strix RX580 8GB or Sapphire Nitro+ RX580 8GB. I hope it will work.

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Zammo76
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I didn't have any luck with the RX580:

https://egpu.io/forums/expresscard-mpcie-m-2-adapters/trials-tribulations-an-burning-out-my-wifi-card-lenovo-510-laptop-beast-e-gpu-and-gtx-580-8gb/#post-52737

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Jinkies
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Hi fellas,
Not really seeing anyone else out there with a Gen 3 Carbon thinkpad so i'm gonna need some help figuring this out.

The Gen 3 of the carbon has no thunderbolt connectors, but has an SSD and WLAN card so i figured one of those would work as a M.2 Connection. I took a peek at the hardware manual and since the laptop has the option of a WWAN card being installed it looks like the board has an extra slot:

https://imgur.com/a/tUSprT0

Anyone know if this would work? Or what kind of connector i actually need? even after looking at the hardware manual:

https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x1carbon_mt20fb-20fc_x1yoga_hmm_en_sp40j72016.pdf

it isn't very clear. 

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