[Acer E5-551] Help pls, Can I install eGPU?
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[Acer E5-551] Help pls, Can I install eGPU?  


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Joined: 6 years ago

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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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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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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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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