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ux32vd + egpu = ??? how ???
I'm a really curious type. Whenever I see something I like to try to tinkle with, I usually go for it.
The minute I read that installing an external GPU is possible, I started saving up.
Now I got all the parts:
Windows 10 64 bit
CPU - I5 3317U - 1.7 ghz base to 2.6 ghz turbo - ivy bridge
10 gb 1600 mhz ddr3 ram
32 gb issd
256 gb ssd
Sapphire R9 290 tri-x OC
EVGA 750W PSU
I'm saving up for a PC as well, that's why the overkill PSU and GPU. If I could game on them while saving up for the rest, it would be a win-win
I have installed the eGPU, and installed the driver for it and it works right up until my laptop crashes.
I've read a decent amout of stuff, trying to figure out what caused this problem (R9 290's apparently can be quite a nuisance), did a fresh W10 install to rule that out and flashed a newer BIOS for the GPU, but nothing worked.
Yesterday I found out, that it was a hardware problem. My CPU simply overheated and crashed.
I feel like I've searched high and low for a solution, but realized that I'm probably way over my head with this one.
Can anyone please lend me a hand and guide me step by step?
Possible to force Windows 10 internal display
I've currently got my Akitio Thunder 2 + MBPr setup working beautifully with Windows 10 - except for one annoying issue.
Sometimes when I boot up Windows 10, the OS will try to output on the output of my eGPU (GTX 960) instead of the internal display.
This means that I can't log into the OS and that I have to force-reboot.
Sometimes I time the bootup correctly, and everything works perfectly, but sometimes it doesn't - which is very annoying.
Do any of you guys know a way to force Windows 10 to use the internal display - always - even if an eGPU is plugged in (basically forced Optimus)?
EGPU Script not working :/
Here is what I get in the console :
*** automate-eGPU.sh v0.9.8 - (c) 2015 by Goalque ***
GM200 [GeForce GTX 980 Ti]
Current OS X
Previous OS X
Latest installed Nvidia web driver
Source: 3rd Party
Install Date: 4/22/16, 5:03 PM
Checking IOPCITunnelCompatible keys...
Missing IOPCITunnelCompatible keys.
Mac board-id not found.
Searching for matching driver...
No web driver yet available for build [15F18c].
This script can download and modify the older package [346.03.10b01] (y/n)?
No web driver found for OS X 10.11.5.
Would you like search the latest available package for [10.10.4] (y/n)?
Operating system id not found. Nvidia may have changed their web driver search service.
any help ?
14" Lenovo Thinkpad T430 + Gigabyte Radeon 6850 OC + EXP GDC V8 + Win 7 x64
First of all I would like to take a moment and write my history with this experience. Last year I had a Dell Precision M4500 (i7-720QM and nVidia Quadro FX880M) which it had to be my eGPU machine. But using FL Studio alot, the cpu didn't kept the pace so I had to make a change. My research got to my Thinkpad T430 because Ivy Bridge platform can get you up to 90% of peak performance of your eGPU solution. When I had my Dell M4500, I have ordered the EXP GDC V8 Expresscard solution at a pretty fair and decent price (Christmas sales) from Banggood. Shipping to Romania was quite long, almost 2 months. In the meantime bought from a local guy, a Dell DA-2 220W power adapter which I heard it is plug'n'play. After arrival, I found out that I don't have the PCI-E power adapter for the graphic card, in my case a Gigabyte Radeon 6850 OC 1GB. That's the only card I have so, I was aware that I might need a display monitor. After another months of searching, found out on Banggood the holy PCI-E adapter specialy for EXP GDC solution. To be assured , bought 2 cables (just in case ) because the shipping was 1 month and 2 weeks (long, I know!). Well, last night I was dying to fire it up, so I put my Panasonic TV ( don't have a display monitor, lame, I know...) and put all cables and adapters together, the expresscard in T430 and fire it.
My specs :
i7-3610QM, 16GB HyperX Impact CL9, 1600x900, Intel HD4000 iGPU, Windows 7 64bit.
After Windows loaded, my Radeon 6850 was found in Device Manager but I got the famous "Code 12" error. The device cannot start because it does not have enough resources.
After 5 minutes of google-ing I found my solution!
Solution : Shutdown your T430, put the expresscard in the laptop and the most important thing, DISCONNECT the display monitor from the graphic card. Start you laptop and let Windows load. The magic will happen, your graphic card starts with no errors. After that, install the drivers from AMD website. I have installed the Crimson drivers.
Connect the monitor to the graphic card and voila! , you have a fully working eGPU solution on your Thinkpad T430.
Still didn't found a solution for the following issue.
In device manager, I had the Radeon 6850 and Intel HD 4000. When I started my Steam or Origin games, the main GPU was Intel HD 4000. My quick solution was to disable from device manager, the Intel HD 4000 iGPU. Maybe someone found a solution to install AMD Enduro (Switchable graphics) like Nvidia Optimus?
I will post later this day, some pics with my tests.
So far I have tested Furmark and i got 35 FPS. Battlefield 3 on ultra setting at 1280x720 (the maximum resolution of my TV) runs flawess. GTA V needs more tweaking. My i7-3610QM cpu got maximum temp of 80 degrees C in games.
Here are some pictures of my setup including the docking station (is the 170W version with USB 3.)
So, this is all about till now.
Thanks for reading!