Crash with eGPU GTX 1050 Expresscard.
I recently bought GTX 1050. I have lenovo x230 with expresscard. I successfully pluged in my card installed 375.63 drivers. However when I start Overwatch, everything is fine at the beginning (I see nice high res models in menu etc.) but when I unlock FPS limit and go back to menu my eGPU setup turns off (GPU + PSU just shuts down) and system shuts game down and throws me back to desktop. When I do a reboot and super strange things happens. My card is seen as causing troubles(code 43) and I can't play on it until i reinstall the drivers. Can anyone tell me whats going on and help me with this problem?
They are unusual symptoms. The unlocked FPS limit would put more load on the video card and power supply. Some troubleshooting steps to consider here being:
- double check your power supply & power cabling. If have another PSU swap it in and test to see if it solves your (power) issue.
- downgrade your GTX1050 core/mem/power targets by 15% using MSI Afterburner in case it's been set from the factory beyond it's component limits.
- change your expresscard setting from "AUTO" to Gen1 in the bios to downgrade your link to a more reliable x1 1.1 as a precaution.
Using another PSU made my card work. Also I had to disable Windows 10 automatic drivers update which caused GPU drivers update while I played the game (and code 43 onward).
For now I can say that GTX 1050 (MSI AERO ITX) works fine with my Lenovo x230 and GDC EXP beast v8.4d.
Thanks for advice.