Hello guys ...
i wanna make sure that everything is going to work fine with my laptop so i got some questions
First of all my laptop is Lenovo Z51-70
CPU: I5-5200U 2.2ghz
iGPU Intel HD 5500
dGPU:AMD R9 M375
Ram: 8GB (will raise it to 16GB)
HDD: 1TB stock one
SSD: 120GB (for my games and windows only)
now i investigated a little about eGPUs and found that i need a M.2 or thunderbolt, i've found that my wifi card use a M.2 a/e key aka ngff, so i will be using the GDC Beast NGFF version
to the bad part / question part
What do i need to know other than the stuff above?
what is the white-listing thing? i found on support forums that my laptop support some wifi cards only and it's bios cann't be modified according to bios modifying forums (not here)
in same time saw some posts on reddit that says if ur bios have UMA graphic option then you will need to disable PAX / WIRELESS and enable UMA and it will work fine, the question is that true?
i wasn't able to find anyone who did it on Z51-70 i found only 1 post on reddit for Z41-70 (which after research found that both are using same M.2 a/e key slot and also same bios... but the one who posted only replied that it's recognized with some errors and never replied back with any updates so still not sure about it.....
The computer I used was '' Lenovo Y510P ''. There is a '' Nvidia GT755M [SLI] '' as a display card. I have tried both ways of downloading the video card driver from both GeForce Experience and Nvidia driver site. Both kinds of graphics cards are starting to update. Later, the 'graphic driver is installed' part of the screen goes and never comes again. I can not enter Windows when I turn off the computer. I have to take format from scratch.
After formatting, Windows automatically loads a graphics card driver in 2017, trying to update the driver again, it stays black on the screen again. I have to format again.
With DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) program, I deleted the old video card driver and updated it again. But I met the same problem.
I communicated with Nvidia and stated that I had such a problem. They asked me not to install the 388.13 video card driver. That graphics card driver has been loaded without any problems. But I have the same problem with all the video card drivers out there.
NOTE: This problem only happens on Windows 10. I can update the display board without any problems in operating systems like Windows 8,8.1.
NOTE: I have been having this problem for about 2 months, before I could update my display card in Windows 10 without a problem.
The driver I am currently using is: 388.13
Recently obtained myself a bricked Y410P after undervolting my CPU, using svl7's bios mod on TechInferno. If you only take one thing away from this post, it should be the fact that
NEVER SHOULD YOU EVER UNDERVOLT A LAPTOP CPU FROM A MODDED BIOS. Hindsight is never 20/20.
Anyways, back to topic!
I went and purchased my self one of these, in hopes of to re-program my sad bios. So far no good.
I am wondering if anyone out there have had any success with this approach. Please share your journey here!