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14" HP 8440P + GTX560@2Gbps+c-EC1 (PE4C 2.1) + Win8.1 [tbalazs14]

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System

14" HP Elitebook 8440P, i5-520M 2.4Ghz, 4GB RAM, Intel HD iGPU
Windows 8.1

eGPU parts

PE4C V2.1 expresscard eGPU kit
Gainward GTX 560 video card/Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti OC
FSP350-60MDN - capable of 19,5A on the single 12V rail

Details

Hi to everyone in this forum!
I just built my egpu system with the new PE4C V2.1 and i want to share my experiences. I have a HP Elitebook 8440. When i first started the system with the egpu attached (single x1 with the express card), i got a black screen, as lapytopy did. But after setting the SW2 switch to 2 (CLKREQ delay to 11.97 sec) i got a fine bootup. So no setup 1.x was required. I am using an FSP-350-60MDN ATX PSU, if that is important. Operating system is Windows 8.1 x64. 

Benchmark results

3DMark - Internal Screen:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i5-520M Processor,Hewlett-Packard 172A Ice Storm
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i5-520M Processor,Hewlett-Packard 172A Clud Gate
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i5-520M Processor,Hewlett-Packard 172A Sky Diver
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i5-520M Processor,Hewlett-Packard 172A Fire Strike

3DMark - External Screen:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i5-520M Processor,Hewlett-Packard 172A Ice Storm
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i5-520M Processor,Hewlett-Packard 172A Cloud Gate
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i5-520M Processor,Hewlett-Packard 172A Sky Diver
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i5-520M Processor,Hewlett-Packard 172A Fire Strike

3DMark11 - External Screen:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i5-520M Processor,Hewlett-Packard 172A

And I know it's a bit old, but I've run a 3DMark06 test, too.

3DMark06 - External Screen:

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm06/17699248

Pictures

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Update: I purchased a used 660 Ti for 119€ on ebay auction. I got the following results:

3DMark11 - External screen:

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/9497411

3DMark - External screen:

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/6066836

Though my PSU seems to be not enough sometimes for these benchmarks, considering my GTX 660 Ti has got 2 6-pin additional power connections, it is good up to 225W theoretically, my PSU is good up to 234W. I do not know how much power PE4C requires, but I think it's time to replace my power supply.

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Thank you for your post. Would you mind including pictures with it to bring it all to life? I'm now adding these posts into the Guides section for easy reference.

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hello could help me please. I have the code 12 on my HP 8440w ELITEBOOK and have the same components that you appointments. I do not understand is how you do this ... "after setting the SW2 switch to 2 (delay CLKREQ to 11.97 sec) I got a good start." .. I could help please

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Sorry, I don't really know anything about the 8440W (though I think it must have an Nvidia graphics chip onboard), because I had a 8440p. Since then I sold my it, and both the GTX 560 and the 660Ti GPUs as well. The SW2 switch on my adapter has 3 positions. What I did then to make it work, I set the SW2 in the middle position, then plugged the express card in the 8440p, then started it. On the picture, both switches are in the 1st position.

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Hello sir ,,,i have bought exp gdc beast v.8  and i need help with egpu  configuration with hp8440p on win10 and win7 , i tried  all steps but no luck every time got black-screen/no-screen ......waiting for your help....

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Sorry, I do not know the exp gdc, and how it's switches work. Try all switch positions. You can try putting the 8440p to sleep, then insert the express card, and then power it up again, if cold start does not work for you.

I also got black screen at start and that is why I had to delay the CLKREQ# signal.

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hello.im having the same issue xboy...did you solved your problem???i plug my egpu on my 8440p and it doesnt boot...and if i hotplug while he is turned on..give me black screen and shuts down...

On 2016-12-11 at 7:35 AM, xboy said:

Hello sir ,,,i have bought exp gdc beast v.8  and i need help with egpu  configuration with hp8440p on win10 and win7 , i tried  all steps but no luck every time got black-screen/no-screen ......waiting for your help....

 

Tell me if you solved ur problem

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The x1 @ 1.1 bandwith makes using internal screen absolutely imposible. Only external screen can show some acceptable framerates in many games. 8x60 or higher is recommended for EGPU setups.

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Guys pls Help me...my EXP GDC Beast V8.C cannot be detected when im plugging it on my PCIe slot..

 

Im using Hp8440p Windows 7 

 

Please help me

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Hi guys I use HP 15 180tx which is DOS version I use exp gdc v8 and whenever I plug egpu the graphics card starts rotating and it boots up properly but the device is not detected in taskmanager the port 6 which was showing as realtek with wifi card doesn't show anything after plugging in this. Any help where I can get modded bios or something maybe whitelist problem. I am also ready to pay money if anyone resolves the issue. my email: vijayer14@gmail.com Thanks.

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On 4/26/2019 at 1:40 PM, Angelo25 said:

Guys pls Help me...my EXP GDC Beast V8.C cannot be detected when im plugging it on my PCIe slot..

 

Im using Hp8440p Windows 7 

 

Please help me

For this model youtube has a video use express card slot it will work hp wifi slot has whitelist so wont work I have tried it needed modeed bios or use express card slot

 

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