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RedRider
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December 25, 2016 7:16 pm  

Sorry for my bad english.

Hello, I need ur help because I want to install a eGPU in my laptop to play Overwatch or some games but I don't know if my pc is compatible.

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THANKS SOOO MUCH!

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Yukikaze
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December 25, 2016 10:41 pm  

Taking a look at your Wifi card (Atheros 9565) leads me to this.

It looks like this kind of Wifi card occupies a mPCIe slot. If you can find where that slot is (and if it is accessible enough to plug a cable into), then you might be able to use a BPlus PE4C or a GDC Beast, both in their mPCIe connector option, to get a card working. Of course, that means you will lose your Wifi, and will need to use a USB Wifi stick instead.

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December 26, 2016 9:19 am  

RedRider, there's been very little successful publicly documented eGPU implementations using AMD cpus. I also know of a few failed attempts. I'd suggest your replacing your system for a better eGPU candidate with an Intel CPU.

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