Event 4101 Display Driver stopped responding
The nvidia display driver crashes with a black screen for a few seconds when launching some games or when the egpu is used for a while, it sometimes will recover
My external power supply is 350W and the card has a power consumption of 140W so I do not think this is a power issue.
Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered."
What I have tried:
A GTS450 instead of the GTX 660.
Setting the PCIe port to Gen 1 in egpu setup.
Setting the PCIe port to Gen 2 in egpu setup.
Setting the Nvidia power management to maximize performance in the Nvidia control panel.
Going back to the driver version 327.23, I got a blue screen instead of a crash when using this version.
Disabling HDMI audio in the Nvidia control panel.
Any suggestions or advice on this issue?
It's glitchy likely due to power spikes/fluctuations. Please work through suggestions given at https://egpu.io/forums/expresscard-mpcie-m-2-adapters/mpcieecngff-m2-resolving-detection-bootup-and-stability-problems/ including use of aluminium cooking foil over your interconnect cable to isolate electromagnetic noise for this issue.
I tried the tin foil, there is a gap in the plastic below the mPCIe connector and if anything conductive like tin foil makes contact with the pins below the plastic then it shuts down the laptop and it will not turn back on unless battery and BIOS battery are removed and put back, so that is out of the question.
Put the PSU power cable in its own socket, no extension. Now I also get "The 'NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660' device is not removable and cannot be ejected or unplugged." when trying a game I know to cause problems with the egpu.
Remembered that I used another PSU in the past, still had the same issue.
No USB devices are in the EXP GDC.
I am not proficient enough with soldering and wire cutting to make an interconnecting cable.
And at this point it would be cheaper to make a basic PC or bring a spare to where I am at this time than it would be buy a PE4C/PE4L.