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favas0
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Posted by: Jaswant Panchumarti

I'm that user who reported it to work with UPS , but that was a temporary solution albeit a great UPS, cuz I don't own one. I borrowed it.

I too ordered the cheap 7$ adapter, it should arrive anytime this week, will update soon! I'm positive it would work.

Oh hi lol , could you tell me which UPS was it that worked for you ? 

Laptop : Lenovo z410 ( i5-4200m GT740M 12GB 1TB-SSD) running Windows 10 Pro build 14393 // Hot-Plug Enabled BIOS
eGPU : Gigabyte GTX1070@4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.4d) + SilverStone sfx-500L PSU


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dani29m
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@nando4 unfortunately i'm experiencing the same problem,among others but turned out that switching one of the lights makes the eGPU to stop working(not entirely but the fans stop spinning and the power option in NV Control Panel disappears).Replacing or switching outlets didn't help much.Do you think buying ferrite beads would help the situation or it will be waste of money?Just need your opinion(you know more then me about those things) before i buy them.

ASUS A53SV: i7-2860QM, 16GB DDR3 running WINDOWS 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016
SSD: SAMSUNG 850 PRO(256GB)+SAMSUNG 850 EVO(120GB)
eGPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW+ PE4C V3.0(mPCIe)+EVGA 650 G3 PSU (internal display ONLY)


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Jaswant Panchumarti
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APC back UPS RS 500

2011 15" Dell XPS L502x (GT525M) [2nd,4C,Q] + GTX 1050 Ti @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (PCE164P-N03) + Win7 & Linux [build link]  

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favas0
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Posted by: Jaswant Panchumarti

APC back UPS RS 500

Strange i have the APC BX700U model and it didnt help.

Laptop : Lenovo z410 ( i5-4200m GT740M 12GB 1TB-SSD) running Windows 10 Pro build 14393 // Hot-Plug Enabled BIOS
eGPU : Gigabyte GTX1070@4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.4d) + SilverStone sfx-500L PSU


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favas0
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Posted by: dani_tx

@nando4 unfortunately i'm experiencing the same problem,among others but turned out that switching one of the lights makes the eGPU to stop working.Replacing or switching outlets didn't help much.Do you think buying ferrite beads would help the situation or it will be waste of money?Just need your opinion(you know more then me about those things) before i buy them.

Tell you what, i have ordered the cheap adapter from  this link , if it works out i will post it. I think switching the tubelight with led tube light should work but i would have to change three of them. I am glad i posted this title.

Laptop : Lenovo z410 ( i5-4200m GT740M 12GB 1TB-SSD) running Windows 10 Pro build 14393 // Hot-Plug Enabled BIOS
eGPU : Gigabyte GTX1070@4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.4d) + SilverStone sfx-500L PSU


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dani29m
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Ok,so your problem comes from tube light as well as mine.I'll go and buy tomorrow 2 led tube lights and will post the results.Thanks for the help favasO.

ASUS A53SV: i7-2860QM, 16GB DDR3 running WINDOWS 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016
SSD: SAMSUNG 850 PRO(256GB)+SAMSUNG 850 EVO(120GB)
eGPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW+ PE4C V3.0(mPCIe)+EVGA 650 G3 PSU (internal display ONLY)


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favas0
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Posted by: dani_tx

Ok,so your problem comes from tube light as well as mine.I'll go and buy tomorrow 2 led tube lights and will post the results.Thanks for the help favasO.

let us know ! ..if i had to do that i would have to change 3 of them. its not my house so that is not an option for me.

Laptop : Lenovo z410 ( i5-4200m GT740M 12GB 1TB-SSD) running Windows 10 Pro build 14393 // Hot-Plug Enabled BIOS
eGPU : Gigabyte GTX1070@4Gbps-mPCIe2 (EXP GDC 8.4d) + SilverStone sfx-500L PSU


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dani29m
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Hehehe....it's not my house either,i'm renting an apartment and already replaced half of the outlets and bunch of other things but that thing just got the best of me.I'm so frustrated already that i couldn't figure it out where the problem is coming from and the fact is that it start happening since i bought my new GPU,never had problems like this with my old one,so at this point i don't really care about spending $20 more,just want to be done with it.I'll keep you posted,tomorrow first thing is to buy them. 

ASUS A53SV: i7-2860QM, 16GB DDR3 running WINDOWS 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016
SSD: SAMSUNG 850 PRO(256GB)+SAMSUNG 850 EVO(120GB)
eGPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW+ PE4C V3.0(mPCIe)+EVGA 650 G3 PSU (internal display ONLY)


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Posted by: dani_tx

Hehehe....it's not my house either,i'm renting an apartment and already replaced half of the outlets and bunch of other things but that thing just got the best of me.I'm so frustrated already that i couldn't figure it out where the problem is coming from and the fact is that it start happening since i bought my new GPU,never had problems like this with my old one,so at this point i don't really care about spending $20 more,just want to be done with it.I'll keep you posted,tomorrow first thing is to buy them. 

You mentioned that this problem started with your new GPU and that your old GPU was fine. Did you use the old GPU in the same room/outlet without any problems?

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

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dani29m
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@favasO  GOOD NEWS: Changing the tube light with LED one....WORKED :-).No problems so far,i was flipping the light switch probably for a 30 min. just to ensure myself,but yeah,this is the right way to go.Good call man,thanks again for the helpful suggestion.

KIND OF BAD NEWS: This is just extra info in case you decide to do it.There is a compatibility issues with those LED tube lights,it's not really straight up replacement.First i bought PHILIPS(cheapest one) and even the guy in the store told me that they work only with certain models BALLAST and that i have to check which one is mine and see if it's supported.Well....it wasn't so i had to return them.Then i picked up different one(more expensive) that it's suppose to work without that damn ballast but to do that you have to disconnect it(the ballast) and rewire the whole thing completely.So that's what i ended up doing and i'm glad that i did.Now i'm certain that the issue is not really with the tube light itself but with the ballast which is drawing too much power and it's probably poorly regulated in order to affect so much the whole house not just one or two outlets.So getting rid of the ballast is the best way to fix the problem.

@andy  I think my reply to favasO should answer your question,anyway,as you see the problem is fixed and it's not about changing location or outlet(which i didn't).It's about those damn  fluorescent tube lights and the way they are design and also Pascal GPU's are much more power sensitive compare to Maxwell(i had GTX 970 before) or Kepler that if you use not proper PSU or have tube lights in your house could affect it negatively in a big way.So keep this in mind.

ASUS A53SV: i7-2860QM, 16GB DDR3 running WINDOWS 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016
SSD: SAMSUNG 850 PRO(256GB)+SAMSUNG 850 EVO(120GB)
eGPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW+ PE4C V3.0(mPCIe)+EVGA 650 G3 PSU (internal display ONLY)


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