US$7 mPCIe eGPU adapter [PCE164P-N03] (inc NGFF/M.2)
 
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Hi all new here. I'm looking to purchase the mini version with the DC jack. Would like to know if those universal laptop AC adaptors will work with it?

Looking to power the new Nvidia Geforce GT 1030 so that wont draw a lot of power.

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nando4
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DC jack version requires 5.5*2.5 mm DC adapter like this 120W AC Adapter Charger (£23) or eFreesia 12V 10A 120W (US$17). A 60W or 90W AC adapter might cost less.  Consider that the DC jack only supplies slot power so you're limited to 75W there.  That's plenty for your GT1030.

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favas0
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Will the AmazonBasics USB 3.0 Extension Cable work ? , It does say its shielded just like the one mentioned  here in this post

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nando4
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@favas0, longer cables such as the 6.5ft one you've linked attenuate the signals more. It can certainly work at Gen1 speed. Gen2 speed may be problematic because of the signal attenuation. You won't know until you try.

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I'll pick one of these up early next week and report on my findings.

The shop i went to (15 miles away) pick up my power supply from has them in stock for bit mining, i wasn't aware that these could be used for an egpu until just now or i would of bought one when i was there 2 days ago..

Do i need nando's software to use gen 2?

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Posted by: Bassit

I'll pick one of these up early next week, the shop i went to (15 miles away) pick up my power supply from has them in stock for bit mining, i wasn't aware that these could be used for an egpu until just now or i would of bought one when i was there 2 days ago..

Most mining adapters are PCIe x1 to PCIe x16. They are not mPCIe or m.2 to PCIe x16. Be careful with that you buy.

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Bassit
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Thank you...

You just saved me a trip and £12, you are correct it does have a PCIe slot.

It is the same, card just the wrong lead, i'll give em a ring and see if they can get the other cables.

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Bassit
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I ordered the 4 pin molex version from the link in the OP, it has taken around 4 weeks to turn up in the UK.

Unfortunatly i cant get it to work, or more accurately i cant get it to fit in the mPcie slot...First off the mPcie card was too long to sit in the slot properly, it sat at a 45deg angle, i trimmed it down to just above the first screw holes and it now fits in the slot and can be screwed down...But the micro usb lead will not fit into the slot on the card because the usb lead is too stiff and hits the plastic on the laptop casing...I guess this is why the EXP GDC uses the thin hdmi cabling.

I measured the EXP GDC cable from the end of the socket (gold pins) to the start of where the cable bends to avoid hitting the case...This was around 27mm.

The length of the PCE164P micro usb card (gold pins) to the end of the reinforced plastic part of the micro usb socket was around 57mm and even after that the cable is very stiff and isnt easy to get any bend.

So check carefully how much space you have to install your mPcie card and cabling before ordering.

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zykxe
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I used the mPCIe version of this adapter to successfully bootstrap quick & cheap eGPU implementation on Dell Latitude E6440https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2014-dell-latitude-e6440-gtx660pce164p-n03-mpcie-x1gen2-windows-8-1/

2013 14" Dell Latitude E6440 (HD8690M) [4th,4C,Q] + GTX 660 @ 4Gbps-mPCIe2 (PCE164P-N03) + Win8.1 [build link]  

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Bassit
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Would this be ok to use? I have been looking for a tidier soloution and it would also allow the use of PCIe versions of the PCE164P which is widely available.

If this isnt of any use does anyone know of anywhere to buy a mPCIe to mPCIe extender?

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