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Alexpla
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hey everyone, i'm new to this eGPU builds and i'm trying to find a way to upgrade my laptop gaming performance. I have read through almost all the guides here on this site and done my research, this is what i can up with :

My system :

Asus R900VB (K95VB) i didn't find anyone who tried an eGPU setup with this laptop model, so i think i'm the first one here, if not please let me know maybe i could use some help 😉

CPU : i7-3630QM

RAM : 32GB (4x8GB)

dGPU : Nvidia GT 740M

eGPU : GTX 1050 it (i haven't bought it yet but according to pc-builds.com this GPU will work well with my CPU, if anyone got better options please let me know)

I'll be using EXP GDC with mPCIe connection

Power : I don't know yet but i'm not worried since this is the easiest thing to find/buy. I think I'll go with 300w minimum power.

My biggest concern is this : taking into account the limiting speed of mPCIe connection, is this build worth it ? Will I get significantly better performance out of the GTX1050 ti compared to the built in GT 740M ? I would love to have some experienced opinion as i'm a newbie in this DIY kind of software/hardware modding.

Thanks you all Smile

 

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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bodacious
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Joined: 1 month ago
 

I will provide as much info as I can. I have the exact model number (HP 15-ak003la) and specifications according to Windows and HP's support website ( https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-pavilion-gaming-15-ak000-notebook/8610971/model/9068297/manuals Maintenance and Service Guide)

CPU: Core i7 6700HQ Skylake
GPU: GTX 950M 4GB
RAM: 2x8GB
Chipset: Intel HM170

Internal connections: M.2 SATA-3 NGFF (most likely used by the 256GB included SSD)
M.2 PCIe for Intel wireless card
DVD reader
"Internal card expansion": One M.2 Slot for WLAN (Could this be used instead of sacrificing the wifi card...?)
It has 2 USB 3 and 1 USB 2 ports.

Image of the inside:

There's no urgency, the plan is to know if this laptop is upgradable with an eGPU (ideally an RTX 2060/3050 in the future), which beast I will need, and if I'll need to sacrifice the wifi card for a USB 3 adaptor, if you'd be so kind! I've heard online that this might not work with all laptops, so I've gone around gathering info about my laptop, but I can't really tell what to do here. I'm most curious about that "internal card expansion", which seems to be that empty port on the inside with some tape.

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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Ralph Gerard Uy
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I've scoured the net for answers if EGPU via mPCIe works on Asus K42jr and I wasn't able to get any answers that it works for this model. The only info I got is that it's PCIE Gen 1 and it's slow but it's more than enough for the intended purpose of becoming a guest pc. I plan to salvage the board and other parts of it and pair it to a GTX 750ti I have laying around.

Also, the on board GPU has fried itself, currently the intel graphics of the i3-350m is the one providing video output via HDMI.

My question would be the following:

1. Will EGPU work on this model without any adverse effects? (Thinking of the EXP GDC KIT).

2. If yes that EGPU setup will work on this unit, do I need to have a CPU with integrated graphics or it's fine without iGPU. (i5-520m vs i7-740qm)

3. Has anyone tried putting an i7-740qm on this laptop?

That would be all.

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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Ioan Paşca Lazea
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Hello guys,
Got one question about the external GPU.
I got an I7 3520m 2.9 GHz up to 3.6 GHz on a Lenovo x230 with 12 Gb ram and a Samsung SSD. I was thinking to buy an external GPU for him but I am concerned about the bottleneck. Which eGPU would you recommend for my CPU in order to avoid bottleneck?

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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daniel castellanos
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Hi, I have a Dell inspiron 5570 SN: p75f001 it has an internal gpu Radeon (TM) 530 and a i7-8550U and I'm trying to do gaming I mostly play witcher 3 and I want to get more fps because right now I get very low fps even on low settings 720p.

My questions are:

-Adding a GTX 950 eGPU will help?

-Can I use the M.2 slot in my laptop or do I have to disconnect my wifi card to access pci express?

-What power supply do I need to buy? Is a pico psu going to work? -

-What dock is better to use? I can see that many people recommend https://a.aliexpress.com/_mMqTSgP [this one] but if I can use my M.2 I can see that there are two types of connections, M.2 A key and M key, I really don't know what the mean by that, I suppose my M.2 slot y M but I don't know. Or maybe this one https://a.aliexpress.com/_m0R9rOf

Acording to https://www.dell.com/community/Inspiron/Inspiron-5570-M-2-slot-type/td-p/5726455/highlight/true [this forum] my laptop M.2 slot has this specs 

 

Solid-state drive (SSD):

-M.2 SATA SSD

-M.2 NVMe SSD

 

Maximum configuration supported:

-M.2 SATA SSD–Up to 256 GB

-M.2 NVMe SSD–Up to 512 GB

 

Technology supported:

-PCI Express

Thank you in advance for all the help! Smile

I have a Dell inspiron 5570 SN: p75f001 it has an internal gpu Radeon (TM) 530 and a i7-8550U. It has a M.2 slot I don't use and in dell's page says it is NVMe and SATA


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Ivan B
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Has anyone upgraded their HP Elitebook 2570p with NVidia GTX460/560/660/670 card?

I want to know does that setup require messing around with DSDT override or is it just simple as plug and play and installing the drivers.

I'm asking because here on this topic there says that "A NVidia GTX460/560/660/670 is a straight plug-n-play implementation on a 2570P when using Windows 7" while "An AMD card, GTX650, GTX750, GTX9xx or older NVidia cards require a DSDT override and (maybe) DIY eGPU Setup 1.x interposer software to eradicate error 12". I've asked there as well but the tread seams dead...

So, if I use eGPU adapter with NVidia GTX460/560/660/670 card, I won't be getting error 12 and won't require DSDT override?

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