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HP Pavilion 15 - Has free m.2 SATA port (non-NVME) - eGPU connection possible through it?  

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Aurumnus
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Hello.

I've been reading for some days now about eGPU, but the more I read the more confused and frustrated I become and I need some help to sort some things in my head.

I have an old Acer Aspire 6935g and an old 775 socket desktop with Q9400.

I was thinking at first to upgrade the 775 with a XEON, but this upgrade, together with the purchase of an RX 570 4GB/8GB plus new PSU and CPU cooler, will cost me 200+€. And it will still be an old system. Don't know if it's worth it.
Then i thought maybe try my luck with 6935g+eGPU through the express card port, but laptop if too old and even if I succeed, I think it's not worth it.

What I would really like, is to ditch both systems and buy a used Quad core laptop and connect it with eGPU with an RX 570 8GB.

I was thinking about an HP Pavilion 15, with no discrete graphics (only internal). I've read that it's easier to connect eGPU when laptop has only internal graphics, don't know if this is true though.
This laptop seems to have internally a free m.2 SATA-3 NGFF slot (non NVME i believe).
See page 10/118 in manual below.
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04823146

Here's a video that shows the laptop opened. Check in 3:00 time.

I can't seem to figure out which "key" is this m.2 socket.
https://www.atpinc.com/blog/what-is-m.2-M-B-BM-key-socket-3

Is there a capability to connect eGPU in this slot?

I didn't find any build with this particular laptop and I've read that HP's are not the easiest for a successful "build" (whitelist, etc).

 

P.S: I live for the day when under 500€ quad laptops will have a m.2 NVME plug & play external port (or something at least as good) for eGPU connection.

This topic was modified 3 months ago

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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Aurumnus
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After some more reading, from what I understand, the m.2 port must have PCIe protocol support in order for this to work.

The laptop I'm referring has only m.2 SATA protocol support.

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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