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T560 + EXP GDC mPCIe + GTX 970
 

T560 + EXP GDC mPCIe + GTX 970  

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gb0
 gb0
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Hey Guys,

 

today I will get my EXP GDC Adapter from Amazon, as the title says I will use my old T560 (Lenovo). I have a built in dGPU (940mx). Since it's not possible to disable the dGPU & PXE Boot from BIOS. I managed to disable and uninstall everything with DDU. I will put the ATX on always on, the Graphics Memory in BIOS is changed to 512 MB. I really tried to read everything before getting started.

 

Is there anything else I can prepare before starting? Thanks and I will give you feedback if everything worked 🙂

Cheers gb0

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epac
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You could just disable your dGPU in Device Manager. Worked fine for me . Do you have a fitting PSU ready? If you get it working, you van get a case for your EXP GDC and eGPU. Makes it more esthetic and less flimsy. Best of luck 🙂 

-epac

Asus K95VM - GDC EXP BEAST - GTX 970


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gb0
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@epac

yeah I bought a PSU with 450W on Amazon, finger crossed everything will work 🙂

I saw a nice "case" at Ikea, women use it for spices etc. and I will probably use it as eGPU Case 😀

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gb0
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Damn, it seems that there is no Mini PCI-E in the T560, it is a NGFF connector for the internal WiFi... anyone had the same issue? there is an ngff to mpci-e adapter, and ngff to hdmi cable, what should I buy?

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epac
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@gb0

The EXP GDC is considered a non-standard HDMI connection, so I don't think NGFF-HDMI would work. I'm not familiar with NGFF-mPCI-e either, but my guess is that it has a better chance.

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epac
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@gb0

Found this online. Is that not an unused mPCI-E port I see next to the WiFi card? Is it the same model?

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joevt
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@epac

mPCIe has a key on the other side of the socket.
https://www.adt.link/product/R61.html

The WiFi card is Key A+E M.2 socket (Socket 1).
https://www.adt.link/product/R55SF.html

The empty slot looks like a Key B M.2 socket (Socket 2).
http://www.hwtools.net/ExtenderBoard/P14S-P14F.html

 

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