Laptop Not Detecting New GTX 970. Am I missing a step? Hardware setup photo inside.
I finally hooked up my exp gdc beast up as above. I have ATX PSU 6 pin and 8 pin going to the top of the video card, 20 pin going into the adapter plus a separate 4 pin going into the adapter which is going into the exp gdc beast. I powered on the PSU and the Beast lights up and the video card fans start twitching every 5 seconds or so but do not spin fully.
After powering on my laptop, I should be seeing the video card detected by the laptop according to the youtube videos I've seen but for some reason, nothing is detected so I can't even move to the next step which is dealing with the drivers.
How do I troubleshoot?
Thank you in advance.
16 GB ram, Intel i7-4700HQ @ 2.4 GHz
Evga Geforce GTX 970
Silencer 750 EPS12V Quad Red PSU
Edit: Found a link to some previous Asus builds ( https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2012-15-6-asus-n56vm-gtx1060-6gb4gbps-mpcie2-exp-gdc-v8-3e-win7-zodiusinfuser/ ) that require the dGPU's PCI bus connection to be disabled in the device manager. According to the link below, their device manager item was named "Xeon(R) processor E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor PCI Express Root Port - 0151"
However, under my device manager i see some related items but not the exact ones. How do I know which one to disable? Screenshot below:
Edit 2: So I was able to get the 840m dGPU to disappear from the Device Manager by disabling the "Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core processor PCI Express x4 Controller - 0C09" but my eGPU is still undetected.......... FML
Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts