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Only 48fps with Gtx 970 on Internal Screen, help!
Hi everyone, I've made this post to gather as much information of the problem I'm facing with my Gtx 970 egpu setup, so if anyone is suffering something similar it would be really helpful if you could share your setup too.
My Lenovo y510p Setup:
Cpu: intel i7-4700MQ
8gb of ram
Bplus PE4C v3.0 adapter mPCIe
Gpu: MSI Gtx 970 (4gd5 oc)
Evga 500 power supply
My setup is working find without errors but whats bothering me is that when I'm using Internal Screen to play my fps won't go beyond 48-49fps no matter how old the game is DX9, DX10-11.
I've tried to lower graphic settings, resolution, disable full-screen on all the games and but still stuck at 48fps. I know I should get lower performance because of internal screen but fps shouldn't be limited to 48?
What I've tried but non helped :
Installing different drivers.
Changing nvidia global settings, like vsync, etc..
Share Your experience if you have similar behavior on your egpu.
Edit. Found Someone http://www.owen-lu.com/egpu/ with same behavior with gtx970 but using ExpressCard connection.
13" Lenovo U310 + GTX 750Ti + Win 7 (EXP GDC V8 PCIe) [ReverseEffect]
3dMark11 Performance Preset Benchmark: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/11262792
1.) Lenovo u310 (I have a Core i3 - Ivy Bridge, 8GB RAM)
2.) 65CN99WW unwhitelisted. (Had mine removed at bios-mods.com a while back.)
3.) eGPU (I used a EVGA GTX 750 Ti from another computer I had).
4.) EXP GDC mPCIe Edition adapter (got from eBay - banggood seller).
5.) ATX power supply (I used a 600W PSU from another computer I had).
6.) USB wireless.
7.) External monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
1.) Obtain and install a unwhitelisted BIOS. (As I put above, I got mine from bios-mods.com a while back when I was changing out the wireless cards on the computer, they require you to use a BIOS backup that is unique to your system). If you are unable to obtain a unwhitelist BIOS, I think it might be possible to bypass it with nando4's Setup 1.x (may need confirmation as I haven't used it myself yet.)
2.) Shutdown computer and remove all USB devices, ethernet cables, power cables, card reader cards.
3.) Remove mPCIe wireless card and detach antennas.
4.) Attach EXP GDC external mPCIe cable to the former wireless slot and screw down.
5.) Attach HDMI end of the mPCIe cable adapter to the EXP GDC device.
6.) Attach graphics card to the EXP GDC device (I moved my laptop off the desk and onto the side shelf to make room on the desk for the monitor/keyboard/mouse).
7.) Using the power cable adapters that came with the EXP GDC device, I hooked in my ATX power supply's 20 pin and CPU 4 pin cables. Then hooked the other end (8 pin) into the EXP GDC device. My EVGA 750 Ti also required that I use an additional PCIe power cable (6 pin) in the top of the card.
8.) Then I attached my misc devices (HDMI monitor, USB keyboard/mouse/wireless adapter), and hooked in my PSU and powered it on (below is image of final product, also moved HDMI cable out of the way).
9.) Power on your computer and let it install the standard VGA drivers and then install your drivers (I didn't have to go in the BIOS for any graphics settings, which it doesn't have anyways, nor did I have to disable iGPU in Device Manager before the card was added).
I found that most games will play on med settings with about 45 FPS with this particular card.
BDO: Upscale on - Anti Aliasing on - SSAO off - med settings.
Skyrim: Med-High settings.
Fallout 4: Med settings.
(EDIT 5/19/2016) > Images added.
Alienware M17x R2/M14x R2
I bought the EXP GDC v8.0 to use with my laptops:
Alienware M17x R2 (no iGPU)
i7 920xm GTX 680M 16GB DDR3 RAM ExpressCard x1 Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
Alienware M14x R2 (iGPU)
i7 3840qm GT 650M 16GB DDR3 RAM mPCIe x2(?) Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
I am using:
ZOTAC GTX 970 300w PSU DIY eGPU Setup 1.30
My problem is that Windows does not detect anything on either setup. No drivers are ever installed for a "Standard VGA Adapter", and I always check Device Manager. I have tried everything on the TechInferno webpage here, but nothing happens once in Windows. I have entered into the DIY eGPU Setup (menu option) several times trying what it recommends to get the graphics card to be seen, and messed around a bit with the settings, but none of that works either. Sometimes certain options will cause the laptop to hang and force me to reboot.
The ExpressCard slot and mPCIe slots of my laptops do work, I regularly use the ExpressCard with a USB 3.0 card, and I normally have a WLAN and a M.SATA SSD drive in the mCPIe slots (both I have extensively tried with the EXP GDC adapter). The graphics card only boots up (with fans on full blast) once the PSU is plugged in after the BIOS has loaded. If I have it connected from a cold boot, the card will attempt to turn on with slow fans and then turn off on either laptop. The graphics card is lightweight and fully inserted into the EXP GDC adapter. There is no switch on the PSU, so once everything is plugged in (and the laptop is on), it just goes.
I thought it would at least work on the M17x R2 since there is an Amazon review comment stating that it does. The only other thing I can mention is that the GTX 680M was never officially meant for the M17x R2, so I have to hack the NVIDIA display drivers to get NVIDIA driver support. I don't think this has anything to do with the eGPU detection though (especially since the DIY eGPU Setup dose see the GTX 680M)... And, if it helps, I do have a Dell 220w power brick I can use instead.
If anyone has any suggestions I can try, I will, as I really want this old laptop to run at its best before I move on.
Thanks in advance!
Hi. Guys. I am planning to buy MSI GT72S-6QE next week as thats my avail budget, and to be honest that will be my last big investment for at least 6 years. As egpus are not anymore just made DIY and OEMs are interesting in this model I did some research whether this laptop will have some hope for egpu.
I found some topics, some old but as I am not much experienced and techie I want to ask you people if you know if there will be some sort of Dock for desktop grade GPU card compatible with this model over Thunderbold 3 connection.
This articles bellow stated that it potentially could support any laptop with Thunderbold 3 port but I just want to check with you guys if anyone tried that.
For example with Razer Core
However when I read official product website
It stated that currently support only Razer laptops so far
Thunderbold technology website states that this laptop is certified for egpu solution.
Anyone tried Razer Core ?