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December 4, 2018 1:05 pm  

System: Dell Latitude E6230 , 8GB DDR3 Dual channel , i5-3380M @ 2.9ghz , Windows 10 x64.

Bios: A19

Video Card: IGpu : Intel HD4000
                      EGpu : Amd RX570

Hardware: EXP GDC V8.4d Beast, Express Card version

Power Supply: Tried to run it on a Dell DA2 220w but not booting so ordered a 450W psu to try (Will update)

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December 14, 2018 9:24 am  

Ok update time peeps

so bought a Evea BR 450 watt power supply as the Dell just didn’t like to power the card and beast up which is odd as the card only takes 175watts so god knows what the beast pulls (75watts perhaps???)

anyway tried using the express card card slot in my dell but that didn’t detect in Nando’s GPUs config menu so more head scratching and some ordering was done, 

power cables and a different hdmi to pci connection seen as I was lucky to have two slots on the motherboard so that mean I can keep my WiFi card install  😆

cable arrived yesterday whilst i was I was off work so this morning I fitted everything and bang it’s detected and running lovely 

So yeah really happy and now trying a few games

photos to follow

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April 8, 2019 12:52 am  

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April 8, 2019 6:29 am  

I just did something similar and mine worked well. I had a Dell Latitude 6430 quad core (QM processor).
There is a pwr switch on the beast (I think it's called ATX PWR). You cant get to the switch so I unscrewed the case and moved it to on. Others have picked a hole in the plastic. I think this needs to be on to work with the DEll 220W power supply.
Anyway my build works very well and plays some graphically intensve games and got good bench mark scores. Hopefully you can see the link.

https://egpu.io/forums/builds/14-dell-latitude-e6430-rx5804gbps-ec2-expgdc-beast-8-4-with-expresscard-win10pro-sabrefv/

Lenovo Yoga 730, Dell XPS 13
Akitio Node, Gigabyte Aorus 1070
Sapphire Nitro RX 580, Nvidia GE Force GTX 1070


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April 24, 2019 8:32 am  
Posted by: Lucas Valadares

hi apologies i haven't been back for a long time, been enjoying the new setup

i can confirm the RX570 needed a more powerful power supply, the dell just didn't cut it which was a shame

i am currently playing just cause 3 at a steady 60 fps, processor seems to handle it OK as well

also i found that if i didn't switch on power to the psu for the graphics card and start the laptop it boots on the internal gpu so i can also use it mobil if need be and then plug in the epu for gaming

happy times

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