Dell Vostro 3560 i5 + nVidia GTX 1060 3GB @ 4Gbps-ExpressCard (Exp GDC 8.5) + Win7
Here's my setup:
- Dell Vostro 3560:
- CPU: Intel Core i5 3210M
- RAM: 16 GB DDR3 (8+8)
- Disc: 1TB SSD + 1TB HDD in DVD-Rom tray
- OS: Win 7 sp1 x64)
- EXP GDC 8.5 Beast connected to ExpressCard slot
- 600W ATX PSU (yes, it is over-powered, but I've already had it )
- eGPU: nVidia GTX 1060 3 GB (from Gigabyte), driver version 461.40
- iGPU: Intel HD4000, driver ver. 188.8.131.5269
- dGPU: AMD Radeon HD 7670m, uninstalled and disabled
Yesterday I've finally successfully connected GTX 1060 3 GB via EXP GDC v.8.5 Beast to my Vostro 3560 (i5, 16 GB, Kingston SSD 1TB, Win 7 sp1 x64) using ExpressCard slot. The video outputs to laptop internal display.
To make it working I've done the following:
- Uninstalled AMD GPU driver and software with DDU .
- iGPU will get stock driver via Windows Update. You can also install it manually.
- In Device Manager disabled AMD GPU and PCI-e port it is connected to. Just switch Device manager view to "Devices by connection" (Menu-View-Devices by connection), then search for AMD GPU and disable the PCI-Express port it is connected to.
- Shut down laptop
- Connect EXP GDC with PSU and GPU connected. Check both switches on EXP GDC are on Off (default) position.
- Start laptop. OS should see the new GPU and try to install drivers for it. You can let it do it or cancel and install driver manually (my option).
- Reboot laptop to finish driver installation.
Error 43 with nVidia cards:
If after these steps you see error 43 for your eGPU in Device Manager, download nvidia-error43-fixer and run it. The screen may blink during the script run - it is normal. After script reports it has successfully done its work I recommend to reboot laptop and check eGPU status in Device manager.