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Dell Vostro 3560 i5 + nVidia GTX 1060 3GB @ 4Gbps-ExpressCard (Exp GDC 8.5) + Win7  


Den aka Mentovich
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Joined: 2 years ago

Here's my setup:

  1. 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)
  2. EXP GDC 8.5  Beast connected to ExpressCard slot
  3. 600W ATX PSU (yes, it is over-powered, but I've already had it Smile  )
  4. GPUs:
    • eGPU:  nVidia GTX 1060  3 GB (from Gigabyte), driver version 461.40
    • iGPU: Intel HD4000, driver ver.
    • 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:

  1. Uninstalled AMD GPU driver and software with  DDU .
  2. iGPU will get stock driver via Windows Update. You can also install it manually.
  3. 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.
  4. Shut down laptop
  5. Connect  EXP GDC  with PSU and GPU connected. Check both switches on  EXP GDC  are on Off (default) position.
  6. 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).
  7. 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. 


This topic was modified 2 years ago

Dell Vostro 3560 (i5 3210M,16 GB DDR3, 1TB SSD + 1TB HDD, Win 7 sp1 x64)
EXP GDC 8.5 Beast ExpressCard
nVidia GTX 1060 3 GB (from Gigabyte), driver version 461.40

Noble Member Admin
Joined: 6 years ago

Thank you. Pls complete the build template to be included in the builds area. Your nvidia-error43-fixer bug report has been rolled into version 1.1.3 of the script.

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 (Q M1000M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @32Gbps-M.2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 1803 // compares M.2 vs TB3 performance inc unoptimized H-CPU BIOS [build link]  

Bobby Pathan
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Joined: 1 year ago

@den_aka_mentovich,  Sir plz help me with setting 16gb ram with egpu if possible plz make a video on youtube on ram upgrade and egpu setup on dell vostro 3560 it will be a very much help for many people 



This post was modified 1 year ago

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.