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2 hours ago, Dschijn said:

Yeah should work! Would consider upgrading to Windows 10?

Also make sure that you power the AKiTiO from that 500W PSU (btw what PSU is it?). Maybe consider a Dell DA-2?

https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/7947-the-basic-egpu-hardware-guide-for-macs/

Hey I was thinking of using the evga 500w power supply, is it a good enough quality? BTW i also have a question about the dell DA-2 as I see many people on youtube say they use it for their egpu in the description. Is it a PSU and if so isn't it 220w which is not powerful enough for most graphics cards? I really have no clue :(

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The Dell DA-2 PSU is working perfectly fine for any GTX up to a GTX970.

A stock GTX970 is only using sth about 145W and any power recommendations from the GPU manufactures is for the whole PC.

Since all GTX970 on the market are overclocked and free to use more power 220W is perfect for it.

 

Did you read about the barrel plug mod? You should power the GPU and the AKiTiO from one PSU.

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I have a few questions, I have ASUS N55JV,
Can i use ASUS N55JV with egpu ?
Can I get performance Asus 960gtx ?Which should I buy egpu ?

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With all the news about the Razer Core and the AKiTiO products I wondered which
notebook I'd buy. I already saw the candidate list in the sticky post ( thanks for that )
but most of them didn't quite fit my criteria.

 

I'd love a notebook that:

 

  • is equal or less than 22mm thick 
  • very sturdy 
  • has a working time of 6 or more hours
  • only has an iGPU
  • only one M.2-M NVMe slot.
  • 14" or 15.6"
  • i7-6700HQ
  • QHD or UHD
  • 2.2kg or less
  • TB3
  • "switchable graphics" or just eGPU certified
  • optional: power over TB3

 

I know "working time" is different for a lot of people, but I guess if a review
would measure 6 hours in their WiFi tests that would be okay.

 

So I wondered if I'd find notebooks from the Haswell and Broadwell generation that
had not yet received a Skylake and/or Thunderbolt 3 treatment, but came up short there too.

The only candidates were some really expensive buisness notebooks.

 

Do you think a notebook like above will be released?

It doesn't need to fit all criterias to a T.
What would you like your eGPU Notebook to have?
Do you have a specific model in mind that you would love to see

with TB3?
Let me know in the comments bel... wait wrong place.

 

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Been using this one for over a month

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-VN7-592G-71ZL-15-6-inch-Notebook-Windows/dp/B015XBKY6U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455325120&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+v15+nitro

 

Hits most of your criteria, has integrated igpu as well as 960m so you can switch graphics. Great build, solid battery life and crazy fast machine. I put a 120gb m.2 ssd as my boot drive. The weight is pretty solid for a machine this size and definitely looks sleek. Got mine off amazon for $850 which is a complete steal for what you get. 

Spec list:

 

  • 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core Processor 2.6GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.5GHz (6MB L3 cache)
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS display
  • 8GB DDR4 Dual Channel Memory
  • 1TB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 4 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
  • Acer TrueHarmony Plus High-Performance Sound System
  • Four Built-in Stereo Speakers and Built-in Digital Microphone
  • Secure Digital (SD) card reader
  • 802.11ac WiFi featuring MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
  • 1 - Thunderbolt 3 (Full USB 3.1 Type C) Port
  • 2 - USB 3.0 Ports (one with Power-off Charging)
  • 1 - USB 2.0 Port
  • 1 - HDMI Port with HDCP Support
  • 3-cell Li-ion Battery (4605 mAh)
  • Up to 6-hours of battery life
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yeah, I've been eyeballing the 592G for a while now.

But the Battery life really puts me off, plus all models are about 200$ more expensive
here in Europe.

 

The 592G runs with a 3 cell 48Wh Battery at 10.8V I wonder if I can
use the 9 Cell of a XPS 15 with 84Wh. I could only use a M2 SSD and
use the SATA space for the additional Cells. Maybe 3D print myself a new
casing for the cells hmmm...

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Hi,

 

As the title says i'm looking to add a eGPU to my Dell XPS 13 2015 (model number 9343-2727SLV), Specs at the bottom. I need some help to review everything i'm purchasing before I go through with it to make sure everything is compatible and i'm buying the right parts.

 

1) Adapter: [NGFF Version] V8.0 EXP GDC Beast Laptop External Independent Video Card Dock - http://www.banggood.com/NGFF-Version-V8_0-EXP-GDC-Beast-Laptop-External-Independent-Video-Card-Dock-p-1009978.html - I purchased the NGFF version as the Dell XPS 13 seems to be using this chip for its wireless card. (source: https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Dell+XPS+13+Teardown/36157)

2) Power Supply: Dell 220W DA-2 AC Power Supply Adapter - http://www.amazon.com/Dell-OptiPlex-D220P-01-ADP-220AB-ZVC220HD12S1/dp/B00CFGVWXG

3) Video Card: EVGA 02G-P4-3751-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487025&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker,%20LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

4) Wireless Adapter: (to replace the wireless card i'm disconnecting) - http://www.amazon.com/TP-LINK-Archer-T1U-Encryption-Standards/dp/B016K088UC/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1455388722&sr=1-4&keywords=5ghz+usb+wireless+adapter

 

Total Cost: ~$200

 

Am I missing anything? Are these all the parts required to complete a eGPU setup. Thanks for any help. I'll keep everyone updated on my progress as I go through everything. Also If anyone has any advice as to going through the process it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

 

 

 

Tech specs

Display

13.3 in Full HD (1920 x 1080) infinity display

Processor

Intel Core i5-5200U 2.20 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.70 GHz

Memory

4GB DDR3L 1600 MHz

Hard drive size

128GB SSD

Operating system

Windows 10, 64-bit

PC type

Laptop

Optical drive

None

Media drive

Media card reader

Audio

Waves MaxxAudio

Video

Intel HD Graphics 5500

Ports

2 USB 3.0 • Mini DisplayPort • Headphone output/Microphone input combo

Battery

52 WHr, 4-cell (15 hours)*

Camera

Integrated webcam

Wireless

802.11ac (Miracast enabled)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.0

Dimensions

11.98 x 7.88 x 0.33-0.60 in (304.29 x 200.15 x 8.38-15.24 mm)

Weight

2.60 lbs (1.17 kg)

Color

Silver

Other

Model number: XPS9343-2727SLV • TPM 2.0 • Touchpad dimensions: 105 x 60 mm • Keyboard travel: 1.5 mm • Backlit keyboard

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Hello, I'm new on both this forum and eGPU subject. I've read Tech Inferno Fan's thread on this forum: Lenovo L440+Quadro K2000. This is fantastic setup. I've been looking for something like this for some time since I have Lenovo T420. My version have 8GB of RAM and i5-2520 processor with hd 3000 graphics and I'm looking for some way to improve it's performance in professional appplications like Inventor or Ansys. I focused on building eGPU equipped mobile workstation and I've been worrying if it makes any sense to put cards like Quadro or Firepro into this project through EXP GDC v8 adapter and EC socket. I found this thread and I have some doubts.

First of all I'm fresh with eGPU and it would be my first setup like this. Do you think it is a good idea to start with cards like this (at first I want to try with cards like firepro v3800 and if it works fine upgrade it later)? Would I be able to build this setup?

And the second question is about computer performance with professional cards. Does these cards work fine? I mean aren't they much slowered by EC speed or bus capacity?

I'm sorry if there are some essential mistakes in my post - i'm not an IT specialist. Thanks for all

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I wanted to ask if anyone had any experience with external gpu? Because I want to pick one up for Lenovo Y500 as the performance couldnt keep up with some latest titles like Fallout 4. I had a GTX 980 lying around as I sold my dekstop so I thought it would be a waste to sell it. It looks like the picture below. I am worried about the speed as it connect through mPCIe which if I remember correctly had much lower speed compared to normal PCIe. I found on hwtools . net which came with power brick supplied.

PE4C_V3.0_All_1.jpg

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Half of this forum has an external gpu probably. Check the egpu subforum. :)

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Hey guys, I am new to this website and wanted a question answered.

I have a dell xps l502x and I am looking into this eGPU solution and wanted to know if these parts are the right parts for the build:

eGPU adapter - http://www.ebay.com/itm/181943864835?rmvSB=true

GTX 960 - http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Whisper-Graphics-02G-P4-2966-KR/dp/B00SC6HAS4/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1455585361&sr=1-1&keywords=gtx+960

500w power supply - http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Continuous-Warranty-Supply-100-W1-0500-KR/dp/B00H33SFJU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455585434&sr=8-1&keywords=500w+psu

 

Once again I am sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this question.

If they are compatible, I will invest in the parts and report my experiences.

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Hello gents and ladies. I'm going to start this off by saying that I am a complete newbie to eGPU solutions and while I have a basic grasp on how they work and their limitations I do not possess an advanced technical know-how on this subject. 

 

-Story- (skip if you dgaf)

Now, my life's requirements have me often moving from one country to the other and whilst in the past I've built a gaming tower I often find myself without the willpower nor the time to ship it overseas every time I move. My first thought was to buy a gaming laptop but they seem to be ridiculously overpriced machines that end up being obsolete almost immediately after you buy them, so I settled on an eGPU.

 

-Idea

Something that really caught my eye in the market was this solution: 

it looks compact and streamlined and easy to use. Although after some more reading I garnered that the "bison box" is quite an expensive rebrand of some components already available on the market, what I had seen in the video sort of stayed with me as my ideal setup.

 

Now, I am not a huge fan of MacBooks and Apple in general, and was wondering if I could do a similar thing with a Windows laptop (price is NOT an issue) in this case. I was thinking of getting a  Dell XPS 15 like this one: 

 

http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/productdetails/xps-15-9550-laptop

 

and configure it with the use of it's Thunderbolt plug in a setup similar to the above.

 

I have not seen anyone else do this and my searches on Google have brought up no one else with my same idea, so this brings me to:

 

-Questions

 

Is this possible?

If yes, how can I implement it?

If not, what is the best alternative/s?

 

Thank you all for the attention, I'm sorry for the newb-ishness that transpires from this post and I'm looking forward to your answers, good day.

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@Fred5612 If you are not in a hurry… wait! TB3 eGPUs are going to be released soon, like the Razer Stealth with it's Razer Core:

 

 

 

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Hello Brothers!

Newbie here, so forgive my lack of knowledge.

I have an HP 2760P Elitebook and I will post all that I can about it's specs.

DxDiag

CPU-Z

(Not important) but I guess this may or may not have extra processor info Intel link

Btw, my DxDiag says "4 CPU", and CPU-Z says "2 cores". Isn't 4 CPU means 4 core? (again, I'm newbie, bear with me).

My ExpressCard Slot is a 34 one and it is one of these 4:

1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Don't know which one exactly but my question is: I saw and heard people say that Expresscards has 2.5 GB/s speed at max. Mine is showing 5 GB/s max speed (why is that). If this is possible then I will get a good 5 GB out of my GPU.

The GPU that I will use is still on delivery. But It's a powerful one and this is it: MSI R9 390 Gaming 8GB

I will use an external PSU for sure.

And I think I will use THIS adapter?

Any advice for me? Any better Adapter? Any better adapter that will serve my card good and use most of this GPU power? Anything I forgot?

Oh and if you tell me to go desktop, I would if I could. Long story short, I'm displaced and really far away from home. Laptop is my option for now.

Thank you very much for reading and for helping.

=D

 

(This is a repost of my Reddit post Here)

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9 hours ago, Folanco said:

Hello Brothers!

Newbie here, so forgive my lack of knowledge.

I have an HP 2760P Elitebook and I will post all that I can about it's specs.

DxDiag

CPU-Z

(Not important) but I guess this may or may not have extra processor info Intel link

Btw, my DxDiag says "4 CPU", and CPU-Z says "2 cores". Isn't 4 CPU means 4 core? (again, I'm newbie, bear with me).

My ExpressCard Slot is a 34 one and it is one of these 4:

1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Don't know which one exactly but my question is: I saw and heard people say that Expresscards has 2.5 GB/s speed at max. Mine is showing 5 GB/s max speed (why is that). If this is possible then I will get a good 5 GB out of my GPU.

The GPU that I will use is still on delivery. But It's a powerful one and this is it: MSI R9 390 Gaming 8GB

I will use an external PSU for sure.

And I think I will use THIS adapter?

Any advice for me? Any better Adapter? Any better adapter that will serve my card good and use most of this GPU power? Anything I forgot?

Oh and if you tell me to go desktop, I would if I could. Long story short, I'm displaced and really far away from home. Laptop is my option for now.

Thank you very much for reading and for helping.

=D

 

(This is a repost of my Reddit post Here)

 

PE4C V3.0 is the best eGPU adapter for your system. R9 390 will require a DSDT override on your Elitebook to work due to the limited BIOS-set TOLUD:

 

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Thanks Tech Inferno Fan

 

I will work on the override and allocate the eGPU into 36-bit space thanks to your guide. I will then post my results on the DIY eGPU experiences thread.

 

Thank you so much for helping  me and everyone.

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My old message.

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Hello,

 

I also have a Toshiba Qosmio DX730 -can be seen here- . It has an HDMI-Input and this is the one that I will be using anyway as a monitor for gaming.

It has no ExpressCard slots, but has a WLAN module. So I thought, If I bring an eGPU adapter, why not get one for 2 PCs?!(I mean a mPCIe)


My questions are:

* Will changing my RAM to 2x8GB increase performance for DIY eGPU?

* I enlisted a Toshiba AIO PC here, any advice about it for DIY eGPU?

* Will getting a mPCIe adapter be better for using on any laptop ?(I don't mind taking out my WLAN for HP or Toshiba)

* According to what you see, between my HP and Toshiba, which one better performs for a DIY eGPU?

* Can you please provide your BTC address for donations?


5 questions :)  :P

I hope you won't find any trouble answering them. Thank you so much.

HP 2760P DxDiag
 

Spoiler

 

------------------
System Information
------------------
Time of this report: 2/20/2016, 08:57:28
       Machine name: ELITE-PC
   Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.160121-1718)
           Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
       System Model: HP EliteBook 2760p
               BIOS: Default System BIOS
          Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2620M CPU @ 2.70GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
             Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4006MB RAM
          Page File: 2174MB used, 5836MB available
        Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
   User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
 System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
     DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

---------------

Display Devices
---------------
          Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
       Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
          Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
           DAC type: Internal
         Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0126&SUBSYS_162A103C&REV_09
     Display Memory: 1696 MB
   Dedicated Memory: 64 MB
      Shared Memory: 1632 MB
       Current Mode: 1280 x 800 (32 bit) (60Hz)
       Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
      Monitor Model: unknown
         Monitor Id: SEC5741
        Native Mode: 1280 x 800(p) (59.976Hz)
        Output Type: Internal
        Driver Name: igdumd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igdumd32,igd10umd32,igd10umd32
       Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
  Driver Attributes: Final Retail
   Driver Date/Size: 2/5/2016 17:08:01, 12694808 bytes
       D3D9 Overlay: Supported
            DXVA-HD: Supported
       DDraw Status: Enabled
         D3D Status: Enabled
         AGP Status: Enabled

--------------
System Devices
--------------
     Name: Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio - 1C20
     Name: 2nd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) Processor Family DRAM Controller - 0104
     Name: Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 - 1C16
     Name: Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6205
     Name: Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 - 1C14
     Name: JMicron PCIe SD/MMC Host Controller
     Name: Intel(R) QM67 Express Chipset Family LPC Interface Controller - 1C4F
     Name: Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 - 1C12
     Name: JMicron PCIe SD Host Controller
     Name: Intel(R) Active Management Technology - SOL (COM4)
     Name: Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 1C10
     Name: JMicron OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
     Name: Intel(R) Management Engine Interface
     Name: Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller - 1C03
     Name: Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 1C2D
     Name: Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
     Name: Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 1C26
     Name: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000

 

 

 

 


HP 2760P CPU-Z
 

Spoiler

 

Processors

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Number of processors        1
Number of threads        4

APICs
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Processor 0    
    -- Core 0    
        -- Thread 0    0
        -- Thread 1    1
    -- Core 1    
        -- Thread 0    2
        -- Thread 1    3

Timers
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ACPI timer        3.580 MHz
    HPET timer        14.318 MHz
    Perf timer        2.631 MHz
    Sys timer        1.000 KHz


Processors Information
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Processor 1            ID = 0
    Number of cores        2 (max 8)
    Number of threads    4 (max 16)
    Name            Intel Core i7 2620M
    Codename        Sandy Bridge
    Specification        Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2620M CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Package (platform ID)    Socket 1023 FCBGA (0x4)
    CPUID            6.A.7
    Extended CPUID        6.2A
    Core Stepping        D2
    Technology        32 nm
    TDP Limit        35.0 Watts
    Tjmax            100.0 °C
    Core Speed        1596.2 MHz
    Multiplier x Bus Speed    16.0 x 99.8 MHz
    Stock frequency        2700 MHz
    Instructions sets    MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, EM64T, VT-x, AES, AVX
    L1 Data cache        2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    L1 Instruction cache    2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    L2 cache        2 x 256 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    L3 cache        4 MBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    FID/VID Control        yes


    Turbo Mode        supported, enabled
    Max non-turbo ratio    27x
    Max turbo ratio        34x
    Max efficiency ratio    8x
    Max Power        44 Watts
    Min Power        28 Watts
    O/C bins        none
    Ratio 1 core        34x
    Ratio 2 cores        32x
    Ratio 3 cores        32x
    Ratio 4 cores        32x
    TSC            2694.2 MHz
    APERF            3193.1 MHz
    MPERF            2694.2 MHz

    Temperature 0        46°C (114°F) [0x36] (Core #0)
    Temperature 1        46°C (114°F) [0x36] (Package)
    Power 0            4.80 W (Package)
    Power 1            1.73 W (IA Cores)
    Power 2            0.15 W (GT)
    Power 3            2.92 W (Uncore)
    Voltage 0        0.78 Volts (VID)


Chipset

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Northbridge            Intel Sandy Bridge rev. 09
Southbridge            Intel QM67 rev. 04
Memory Type            DDR3
Memory Size            4 GBytes
Channels            Single
Memory Frequency        665.1 MHz (1:5)
CAS# latency (CL)        9.0
RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD)    9
RAS# Precharge (tRP)        9
Cycle Time (tRAS)        24
Command Rate (CR)        1T
Host Bridge            0x0104

MCHBAR I/O Base address        0x0FED10000
MCHBAR I/O Size            19456
MCHBAR registers    

Memory SPD
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

DIMM #                1
    SMBus address        0x52
    Memory type        DDR3
    Module format        SO-DIMM
    Manufacturer (ID)    Micron Technology (2C000000000000000000)
    Size            4096 MBytes
    Max bandwidth        PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
    Part number        16JSF51264HZ-1G4D1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hardware monitor        Intel I/O

    Clock Speed 0        648.45 MHz [0x288] (Graphics)


DMI
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

DMI BIOS        
    vendor            Hewlett-Packard
    version            68SOU Ver. F.60
    date            03/20/2015
    ROM size        3072 KB

DMI System Enclosure        

    manufacturer        Hewlett-Packard
    chassis type        Notebook
    chassis serial        2CE13406Q1

DMI Processor        
    manufacturer        Intel(R) Corporation
    model            Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2620M CPU @ 2.70GHz
    clock speed        2700.0 MHz
    FSB speed        100.0 MHz
    multiplier        27.0x

DMI Extension Slot        
    designation        PCI SLOT1
    type            PCI
    width            32 bits
    populated        no

DMI Physical Memory Array        

    location        Motherboard
    usage            System Memory
    correction        None
    max capacity        8192 MBytes
    max# of devices        2

DMI Memory Device        

    designation        Top
    format            SODIMM
    type            unknown
    total width        64 bits
    data width        64 bits
    size            4096 MBytes


-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Display adapter 0    
    Display name        \\.\DISPLAY1
    Name            Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
    Board Manufacturer    0x103C (0x162A)
    Codename        Sandy Bridge
    Technology        32 nm
    Memory size        1779 MB
    PCI device        bus 0 (0x0), device 2 (0x2), function 0 (0x0)

        Core clock    648.5 MHz


Monitor 0    

    Model             (Seiko Epson)
    Size            12.0 inches
    Max Resolution        1280 x 800 @ 59 Hz

 

 

 

 


Toshiba DX730 DxDiag:
 

Spoiler

 

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System Information
------------------
Time of this report: 2/20/2016, 18:53:48
       Machine name: TOSHIBA-PC
   Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.151230-0600)
           Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
       System Model: TOSHIBA DX730
               BIOS: InsydeH2O Version 03.61.081.30
          Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
             Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4078MB RAM
          Page File: 1679MB used, 6473MB available
        Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
   User DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent)
 System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
     DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

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Display Devices
---------------
          Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M   
       Manufacturer: NVIDIA
          Chip type: GeForce GT 540M
           DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
         Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DF4&SUBSYS_FC2A1179&REV_A1
     Display Memory: 2761 MB
   Dedicated Memory: 978 MB
      Shared Memory: 1782 MB
       Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
       Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
      Monitor Model: TOSHIBA
         Monitor Id: TOS508F
        Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.160Hz)
        Output Type: Internal
       Driver Model: WDDM 1.1


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System Devices
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     Name: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
     Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
     Name: Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller - 1C22
     Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
     Name: High Definition Audio Controller
     Name: Qualcomm Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20)
     Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
     Name: Atheros AR9002WB-1NG Wireless Network Adapter
     Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
     Name: PCI standard ISA bridge
     Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
     Name: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M   
     Name: Intel(R) Management Engine Interface
     Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
     Name: High Definition Audio Controller
     Name: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
     Name: Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller
     Name: Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller

 

 

 

 


Toshiba DX730 CPU-Z:
 

Spoiler

 

Processors

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Number of processors        1
Number of threads        4

APICs
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Processor 0    
    -- Core 0    
        -- Thread 0    0
        -- Thread 1    1
    -- Core 1    
        -- Thread 0    2
        -- Thread 1    3

Timers
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ACPI timer        3.580 MHz
    HPET timer        14.318 MHz
    Perf timer        2.338 MHz
    Sys timer        1.000 KHz


Processors Information
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Processor 1            ID = 0
    Number of cores        2 (max 8)
    Number of threads    4 (max 16)
    Name            Intel Core i5 2430M
    Codename        Sandy Bridge
    Specification        Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz
    Package (platform ID)    Socket 988B rPGA (0x4)
    CPUID            6.A.7
    Extended CPUID        6.2A
    Core Stepping        D2
    Technology        32 nm
    TDP Limit        35.0 Watts
    Tjmax            100.0 °C
    Core Speed        798.1 MHz
    Multiplier x Bus Speed    8.0 x 99.8 MHz
    Stock frequency        2400 MHz
    Instructions sets    MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, EM64T, VT-x, AES, AVX
    L1 Data cache        2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    L1 Instruction cache    2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    L2 cache        2 x 256 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    L3 cache        3 MBytes, 12-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    FID/VID Control        yes


    Turbo Mode        supported, enabled
    Max non-turbo ratio    24x
    Max turbo ratio        30x
    Max efficiency ratio    8x
    Max Power        56 Watts
    Min Power        24 Watts
    O/C bins        none
    Ratio 1 core        30x
    Ratio 2 cores        28x
    Ratio 3 cores        28x
    Ratio 4 cores        28x
    TSC            2394.6 MHz
    APERF            2794.0 MHz

    Temperature 0        45°C (113°F) [0x37] (Core #0)
    Temperature 1        46°C (114°F) [0x36] (Package)
    Power 0            3.63 W (Package)
    Power 1            0.74 W (IA Cores)
    Power 2            n.a. (GT)
    Power 3            2.88 W (Uncore)
    Voltage 0        0.79 Volts (VID)


Chipset
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Northbridge            Intel Sandy Bridge rev. 09
Southbridge            Intel HM65 rev. B2
Graphic Interface        PCI-Express
PCI-E Link Width        x16
PCI-E Max Link Width        x16
Memory Type            DDR3
Memory Size            4 GBytes
Channels            Single
Memory Frequency        665.1 MHz (1:5)
CAS# latency (CL)        9.0
RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD)    9
RAS# Precharge (tRP)        9
Cycle Time (tRAS)        24
Command Rate (CR)        1T
Host Bridge            0x0104

MCHBAR I/O Base address        0x0FED10000
MCHBAR I/O Size            19456
MCHBAR registers    

Memory SPD
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

DIMM #                1
    SMBus address        0x52
    Memory type        DDR3
    Module format        SO-DIMM
    Manufacturer (ID)    Micron Technology (2C000000000000000000)
    Size            4096 MBytes
    Max bandwidth        PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
    Number of banks        8
    Nominal Voltage        1.35 Volts
    EPP            no
    XMP            no
    AMP            no


Monitoring
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Mainboard Model        All In One PC (0x000003E5 - 0x10399A43)

LPCIO
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hardware Monitors
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hardware monitor        ACPI
    Temperature 0        45°C (113°F) [0xC6E] (THRM)

Hardware monitor        NVIDIA NVAPI
    Voltage 0        0.83 Volts [0x33E] (VIN0)
    Temperature 0        41°C (105°F) [0x29] (TMPIN0)
    Clock Speed 0        50.50 MHz [0x32] (Graphics)
    Clock Speed 1        135.00 MHz [0x32] (Memory)
    Clock Speed 2        101.00 MHz [0x32] (Processor)


-------------------------------------------------------------------------

DMI BIOS        
    vendor            INSYDE
    version            1.30
    date            10/17/2011
    ROM size        4096 KB

DMI System Information        
    manufacturer        TOSHIBA
    product            TOSHIBA DX730
    version            PQQ11A-009002
    serial            ZB027496Y
    UUID            {609919D0-3900-E111-A260-00266CE46E46}
    SKU            PQQ11A-009002
    family            unknown

DMI Baseboard        
    vendor            TOSHIBA
    model            All In One PC
    revision        Base Board Version
    serial            Base Board Serial Number

DMI System Enclosure        
    manufacturer        OEM Chassis Manufacturer
    chassis type        All In One
    chassis serial        OEM Chassis Serial Number

DMI OEM Strings        
    string[0]        PQQ11A-009002,S3A9685DW02
    string[1]                     
    string[2]                     
    string[3]                     
    string[4]                                        

DMI Physical Memory Array        
    location        Motherboard
    usage            System Memory
    correction        None
    max capacity        32768 MBytes
    max# of devices        2

DMI Memory Device        
    designation        DIMM0
    format            DIMM
    type            unknown

DMI Memory Module        
    designation        unknown

DMI Memory Device        
    designation        DIMM1
    format            SODIMM
    type            unknown
    total width        64 bits
    data width        64 bits
    size            4096 MBytes

DMI Memory Module        
    designation        unknown
    size            4096 MBytes (single bank)

DMI Memory Controller        
    correction        unknown
    Max module size        8192 MBytes

DMI Processor        
    manufacturer        Intel(R) Corporation
    model            Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz
    clock speed        2400.0 MHz
    FSB speed        1333.0 MHz
    multiplier        2.0x

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Display adapter 0    
    Name            NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M   
    Board Manufacturer    Toshiba
    Revision        A1
    Memory size        1024 MB
    Memory type        DDR3
    PCI device        bus 1 (0x1), device 0 (0x0), function 0 (0x0)
    Performance Level    Default
        Core clock    50.5 MHz
        Shader clock    101.0 MHz
        Memory clock    135.0 MHz
    Performance Level    2D Desktop
        Core clock    202.5 MHz
        Shader clock    405.0 MHz
        Memory clock    324.0 MHz
    Performance Level    3D Applications
        Core clock    672.0 MHz
        Shader clock    1344.0 MHz
        Memory clock    900.0 MHz

Monitor 0    


    Model            TOSHIBA (Toshiba)
    Size            23.1 inches
    Max Resolution        1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDIT: Did my research, googled for services and compared components. Learned a lot. Found the answers to my questions :)

Yes, increasing ram increases performance. Yes, mPCIe is better if I can handle the WLAN removal and do the setup steps correctly, because both adapters use the same bandwidth. HP CPU is better than Toshiba in this case, so it will serve better for an eGPU build.

 

Thank you.

Edited by Folanco

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Hi everyone.

I have a HP Compaq nx7400  laptop. Its pretty old, but since I had it lying around, I though of using it as an eGPU project. The card i plan on using will be a gtx 750 ti.  My questions are as follows:

1) The processor in the laptop is a core duo 32 bit processor.  I will upgrade it to a core 2 duo t7200 or t7400 processor. Will this processor bottleneck too much in games? 40-50fps is fine for me though.

2) I'll be using the EXP GDC Beast for this using express card slot. What are the chances it'll work? Can anybody confirm it works?

3) What is the setup 1.3 thing? Will I have to use it? I really dont want to spend too much money on this project. Is there a work around or will i have to pay $25 for the software?

Thanks.

 

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Hey there, new to the forum, and new to egpu experience. (tough i read a lot about it).

 

Question for you nando.

 

I got a GDC exp Beast V8 Pcie version the other day, got it working on my Toshiba L50-A-18T (i7-4700MQ @2.40GHz 8bg ram and Windows 10), Didnt need the setup software yet.

just had to deactivate my Dgpu on Device manager to get it working as my bios doesnt let me do it.

 

So the question is about mPcie bandwith, what graphics card do you recomend?

 

If i got a GTX 960 4bg Gddr5, what kind of bottle neck regarding the mpcie interface, Or should i just buy a cheaper graphics? 

 

Would your software help in anyway, regarding freening more bandwith on the mpcie ? 

 

Ty in Advance man.

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20 hours ago, Lorsedal said:

Hey there, new to the forum, and new to egpu experience. (tough i read a lot about it).

 

Question for you nando.

 

I got a GDC exp Beast V8 Pcie version the other day, got it working on my Toshiba L50-A-18T (i7-4700MQ @2.40GHz 8bg ram and Windows 10), Didnt need the setup software yet.

just had to deactivate my Dgpu on Device manager to get it working as my bios doesnt let me do it.

 

So the question is about mPcie bandwith, what graphics card do you recomend?

 

If i got a GTX 960 4bg Gddr5, what kind of bottle neck regarding the mpcie interface, Or should i just buy a cheaper graphics? 

 

Would your software help in anyway, regarding freening more bandwith on the mpcie ? 

 

Ty in Advance man.

 

Yes, Setup 1.30 can be used to switch the mPCe port from Gen1->Gen2 to gain more performance. Disabling the dGPU there can also improve DX9 performance.

Contact details to obtain the software is at  https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/1650-diy-egpu-setup-130-previously-setup-1x/

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I have a variant of the Clevo W230SS machine.

Info: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Clevo-W230SS-Schenker-XMG-P304-Barebones-Notebook.113676.0.html

 

And i have been thinking about buying the V2.0 EXP GDC Beast external graphics card dock: http://www.ebay.com/itm/181943864835

 

But can my laptop use it?

 

According to the latest version of HWiNFO64, the motherboard of this machine has the following slots:

Motherboard Slots: 2xPCI Express x1, 1xPCI Express x16

 

The x16 slot has the following info:

Slot Designation:	J6B2
Slot Type:	PCI Express
Slot Usage:	In use
Slot Data Bus Width:	16x / x16
Slot Length:	Long

 

Here's a picture of the insides of my machine, with the names of the slots written:

full picture: http://0o2471.net/64088

 

64088.jpg

 

The names of the slots:

14023   E13: Currently occupied by mSATA SSD
14023   E13: Currently occupied by mSATA SSD
14176   E4K: Currently occupied by WiFi card (7260HMW)

Info on the WiFi card: https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Intel_Dual_Band_Wireless-AC_7260_(7260HMW)

 

Is the x16 slot the slot currently occupied by the WiFi card?

Any opinions on why/why not this laptop can use the external dock?

And what graphics card should i get without bottlenecking?

 

Attached to this post is a .zip file with the complete HWinfo64 report in html format.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

OCULUS.zip

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Can someone please help me? I've got no replies to my post in this thread and I really need to make the purchase fast. Thanks

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It will still be solid. Link speed will lose about 15% over the full size pci slots, but with a 980m it will take the hit like a champ as long as you are using an external monitor.

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@Turbolego

 

If your laptop has the 860m I would not even consider an eGPU. If you have the 765m the eGPU will be an improvement, but not what you are likely hoping for. The x16 slot is for the dGPU and it cannot be changed. You only have one mpci-e slot, so you can only do x1 2.0, and even that requires having no wifi card. You will need to use nando4's setup program to disable the dGPU for optimus to run since Clevo systems lack a BIOS option to disable the dGPU. With the performance hit of x1 there will be some games that run better on the 860m than if you were running an eGPU 980, although there would be some where the 980 does win significantly.

 

@shraey96

 

Even with the CPU upgrade, the CPU will still be a substantial bottleneck in many games. I personally would go for a new laptop, or maybe a desktop for games when at home. I have no idea what hayden55 is talking about when referencing a 980m.

Edited by Khenglish

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