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9 hours ago, Tech Inferno Fan said:

 

We've found Elitebooks typically require a DSDT override to be able to use AMD or GTX9xx/GTX10xx cards due to those requiring PCI apertures > 256MB.

 

So first things first, do you have a 'large memory' Device Manager item in place indicative of the DSDT override working? Pls work through this thread to check: https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/5874-guide-dsdt-override-to-fix-error-12/

 

Second thing is your PCI compaction with endpoint=56.25GB above failed probably because you have a non-English v:\config\devcon.txt file (run c:\eGPU\eGPU-setup-mount as admin to view) where the "PCI BUS" entry cannot be identified and skipped, but acts to exclude allocation. Pls remove the non-English PCI Bus section or PM me the file contents so I can identify what needs to be removed.

 

 

so with the edited devcon file it is now possible to set the endpoint to 56.25GB but the gpu won't show up in the device manager. i did remove the 4GB RAM stick leavin just the 2GB in it and everything seems to work.

 

to use more RAM i need to do a DSDT override .... right?

 

edit: ZIP link for the Windows Binary Tools is down.

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4 minutes ago, Pr1me said:

 

so with the edited devcon file it is now possible to set the endpoint to 56.25GB but the gpu won't show up in the device manager. i did remove the 4GB RAM stick leavin just the 2GB in it and everything seems to work.

 

to use more RAM i need to do a DSDT override .... right?

 

Yes, to use the 56.25GB endpoint requires a DSDT override to be in place as the warning message advises you when you perform such PCI compaction.

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Hi I'm a little confused on the instructions. Does my hard drive have to be MBR or can it be GUID and just have a bootable USB drive with setup on it?

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12 minutes ago, darkness1187 said:

Hi I'm a little confused on the instructions. Does my hard drive have to be MBR or can it be GUID and just have a bootable USB drive with setup on it?

 

Your Windows boot harddisk must be MBR for Setup 1.30 to chainload to it. Experimental attempts to boot UEFI have been unsuccessful.

Pls refer to http://www.disk-partition.com/windows-10/convert-mbr-gpt-windows-10-0528.html for a conversion process.

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Hey i'm using Exp Gdc v8 (mpcie)  on a Toshiba i7 with a msi 750 Ti. Everything worked out the box but I keep getting instabilities with the link swapping from pcie 2.0 x16 gen 2  to gen 1.1 on heavy load .

Overclocking the card takes the link back to gen 2 but same thing occurs when there is gpu intensive program running. My question is will swapping from Exp Gdc to PE4H/Pe4L fix the instabilities, or can the egpu setup fix problem.

 

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19 hours ago, GNST said:

Hey i'm using Exp Gdc v8 (mpcie)  on a Toshiba i7 with a msi 750 Ti. Everything worked out the box but I keep getting instabilities with the link swapping from pcie 2.0 x16 gen 2  to gen 1.1 on heavy load .

Overclocking the card takes the link back to gen 2 but same thing occurs when there is gpu intensive program running. My question is will swapping from Exp Gdc to PE4H/Pe4L fix the instabilities, or can the egpu setup fix problem.

 

 

EXP GDC has been noted to be problematic maintaining a reliable Gen2 signal. You've identified the solutions as either downgrading the signal to Gen1 or to use a PE4C V3 (with more reliable soldered cable).

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Hello guys! :)

i would just to know how is possible save the setting in the diyegpu setup for the next Windows boot without re-enter every time in the diyegpu setup and redoing all the setting manually. Actually I can use the egpu, setting everything when I boot the computer. If I restart the computer for example the egpu is not working.

thank you for your help.

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7 hours ago, Simone Sidoli said:

Hello guys! :)

i would just to know how is possible save the setting in the diyegpu setup for the next Windows boot without re-enter every time in the diyegpu setup and redoing all the setting manually. Actually I can use the egpu, setting everything when I boot the computer. If I restart the computer for example the egpu is not working.

thank you for your help.

 

Hi F3 after each required menu in Setup 1.30 to add the equivalent command to your startup.bat. Then upon reboot, select the default Setup 1.30 -> automated startup via startup.bat for replay of the same command sequence.

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4 hours ago, Tech Inferno Fan said:

 

Hi F3 after each required menu in Setup 1.30 to add the equivalent command to your startup.bat. Then upon reboot, select the default Setup 1.30 -> automated startup via startup.bat for replay of the same command sequence.

Thank you Nando!!! :)

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I can´t seem to get optimus working, either games say no compatible gpu found or I get BSOD

Win 7 64 bits
4+2 GB ram

intel HD 3000 + geforce gt 520M


egpu: GTX 770

EGPU adapter: EXP GDC BEAST v8 mpci version

 

I disable the dGPU and enable compression for igpu and egpu

 

The gpu is detected in device manager, nvidia experience, etc. Even without DIY egpu

 

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16 minutes ago, Petrakis said:

I can´t seem to get optimus working, either games say no compatible gpu found or I get BSOD

Win 7 64 bits
4+2 GB ram

intel HD 3000 + geforce gt 520M


egpu: GTX 770

EGPU adapter: EXP GDC BEAST v8 mpci version

 

I disable the dGPU and enable compression for igpu and egpu

 

The gpu is detected in device manager, nvidia experience, etc. Even without DIY egpu

 

 

For Optimus to work, ensure the dGPU is disabled via Setup 1.30, your iGPU is detected and is the primary bootup GPU.

For the BSOD issue, switch your eGPU hosting port to Gen1 PCIe speed via Setup 1.30 PCIe Ports->Gen1 menu. That's because the EXP GDC Beast has been found to have flakey Gen2 reliability.

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1 minute ago, Tech Inferno Fan said:

 

For Optimus to work, ensure the dGPU is disabled via Setup 1.30, your iGPU is detected and is the primary bootup GPU.

For the BSOD issue, switch your eGPU hosting port to Gen1 PCIe speed via Setup 1.30 PCIe Ports->Gen1 menu. That's because the EXP GDC Beast has been found to have flakey Gen2 reliability.

dgpu is disabled.

I will try switching gen2 to gen1 and I will report back

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1 hour ago, Petrakis said:

dgpu is disabled.

I will try switching gen2 to gen1 and I will report back

No success yet

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Petrakis said:

No success yet

 

Your startup.bat looks good.

 

Does the eGPU work with an external LCD?  If so, then it's a driver issue which will require:

 

1. Removal of all NVidia drivers

2. Installation of a recent NVidia driver  along with mods to enable Optimus:   https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/10305-guide-how-to-get-nvidia-optimus-work-in-win10/

 

If you are still seeing a BSOD when attempting to initialize the eGPU in windows then you may have a power issue,  video card overclocked beyond ASIC capability, faulty video card or faulty eGPU adapter.

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On 22/9/2016 at 2:11 PM, Tech Inferno Fan said:

 

Your startup.bat looks good.

 

Does the eGPU work with an external LCD?  If so, then it's a driver issue which will require:

 

1. Removal of all NVidia drivers

2. Installation of a recent NVidia driver  along with mods to enable Optimus:   https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/10305-guide-how-to-get-nvidia-optimus-work-in-win10/

 

If you are still seeing a BSOD when attempting to initialize the eGPU in windows then you may have a power issue,  video card overclocked beyond ASIC capability, faulty video card or faulty eGPU adapter.

 

Okay, I removed previosly all drivers with DDU tool, but I didn´t mod the drivers, the guide is for win10, does it matter if im on 7?

Also I should use latest drivers desktop version right? Because there is notebook drivers for gtx 770 (yes, for gtx 770 not gtx 770m)

I will keep you updated

 

 

EDIT:

Found this:

Depending which OS you're using, the NVIDIA_Devices string will have either:

NTamd64.6.0 (Vista) 
NTamd64.6.1 (Windows 7) 
NTamd64.6.2 (Windows 8) 
NTamd64.6.3 (Windows 8.1) 
NTamd64.10.0 (Windows 10)



Edit: Actually long ago I tried to mod them but the  NVIDIA_Devices.NTamd64.10.0  entry in my file is empty.

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@Tech Inferno Fan I purchased Setup 1.2(what is was called back then) in 2013. Am I entitled to receive the current version because of that or do I need to buy it again? I'll possibly get a Thinkpad W541 in the next days which I want to trade for my Macbook Pro if I get the eGPU to run. I know I need your program to disable the dGPU(K2100M) due to this thread and I might use the version I have(1.2-test11) but I don't know if there were changes that might have an impact on the success of this build. If you tell me that I'll be fine with the version I have then that's ok as well.

 

Thank you!

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8 hours ago, Morv said:

@Tech Inferno Fan I purchased Setup 1.2(what is was called back then) in 2013. Am I entitled to receive the current version because of that or do I need to buy it again? I'll possibly get a Thinkpad W541 in the next days which I want to trade for my Macbook Pro if I get the eGPU to run. I know I need your program to disable the dGPU(K2100M) due to this thread and I might use the version I have(1.2-test11) but I don't know if there were changes that might have an impact on the success of this build. If you tell me that I'll be fine with the version I have then that's ok as well.

 

Thank you!

 

@Morv, Setup 1.20 will be able to disable your dGPU OK. If you have any issues with it then pls PM me.

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Hi, my windows is installed over bootcamp on mbp, would it be possible to convert it to mbr as mac needs efi to boot?

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15 minutes ago, CodeSix said:

Hi, my windows is installed over bootcamp on mbp, would it be possible to convert it to mbr as mac needs efi to boot?

 

Pls PM or email me your system model,  eGPU details and which Windows version you are using.

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How do I know if I need 1.2 or 1.3? Others with my Macbook used 1.2 because 1.3 wasn't out since the last implementation guide was posted.

Mid 2012 15" Macbook Pro Retina HD4000 + GT650M

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13 minutes ago, LukeHero said:

How do I know if I need 1.2 or 1.3? Others with my Macbook used 1.2 because 1.3 wasn't out since the last implementation guide was posted.

Mid 2012 15" Macbook Pro Retina HD4000 + GT650M

 

Hi Luke, have you managed to install 1.30 to the rmbp?

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2 minutes ago, CodeSix said:

 

Hi Luke, have you managed to install 1.30 to the rmbp?

 

Hey, I'm gonna go through it all tomorrow (it's 1am here right now). I currently have EFI Win8.1 on my Mac so to do this I need to wipe my entire hard drive then restore my OSX from a Time Machine backup which is gonna take hours to do so I'll let it do that overnight then tomorrow I can make Windows 10 on a Bootcamp install instead of the EFI I currently have.

 

I'm not sure if I should be using 1.2 or 1.3 or not, if no one responds by tomorrow maybe I'll just try 1.3 first and if it fails use 1.2.

I'll update here and on my implementation guide when I do it.

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18 minutes ago, LukeHero said:

 

Hey, I'm gonna go through it all tomorrow (it's 1am here right now). I currently have EFI Win8.1 on my Mac so to do this I need to wipe my entire hard drive then restore my OSX from a Time Machine backup which is gonna take hours to do so I'll let it do that overnight then tomorrow I can make Windows 10 on a Bootcamp install instead of the EFI I currently have.

 

I'm not sure if I should be using 1.2 or 1.3 or not, if no one responds by tomorrow maybe I'll just try 1.3 first and if it fails use 1.2.

I'll update here and on my implementation guide when I do it.

 

I am using bootcamp to install windows 10, the windows 10 is running as UEFI in which the eGPU Setup is not able to install 

 

BTW we are living in the same timezone..

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3 minutes ago, CodeSix said:

 

I am using bootcamp to install windows 10, the windows 10 is running as UEFI in which the eGPU Setup is not able to install 

 

If you're using Bootcamp to install Windows 10 isn't that BIOS install rather than UEFI? If you install in EFI mode then you don't need eGPU setup. I was unable to get Windows 10 functioning correctly with EFI though which is why I just purchased eGPU setup as I want to go from 8.1 to 10.

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Hello guys , Need help here: my egpu is not detected in windows 10  I used the setup 1.3 to check if the egpu get detected in it  but it doesn't also .  i have EXP Beast 8.3  whatever i plug or hotplug the egpu nothing show up,just the psu and graphic card start and fan spin so fast and loud then turn off again.
i tried the switching "wifi card first then egpu.... method" same result.
i turned  ATX power ON so it's always on but still nothing . The fan of the grapic card spin so so fast and loud but not detected ... Idk why.
Can you help me guys please.
 

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