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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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Saturnix
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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?

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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?

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My adapter is ADT-Link R51SR -

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Haze
 Haze
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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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CreeperLegolas
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Hello I was wondering if this will work:

My Specs:

Macbook pro 13inch early 2015

Running both mac/windows 10 64bit BOOTCAMP

I want to buy the exp gdc 8 with my gtx 1060 and power supply.

I was wondering instead of using pci can I just use my belkin hdmi to thunderbolt 2 cable directly to my port on my computer with the hdmi port on the exp gdc 8. Don't know, need to be sure before I purchase.

 

Any help would be great thanks Smile

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Bryant Smith
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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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Ganesh Sahane
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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?

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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?

2011 17" Dell Vostro 3750 (GT525M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 1070 @ 4Gbps-EC2 (EXP GDC 8.4) + Win7 [build link]  

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