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I want to share this experience with all. finally I am using eGPU with my Lenovo Y580. performance is amazing and I also tested 3D Mark fire strike and GPU score is 11280.

 

Notebook

 

15" Lenovo Y580

HD4000 iGPU + GTX660M dGPU

i7-3630QM @ 2.4Ghz CPU

8GB RAM

120GB Evo 850 SSD

Windows 8.1 64-bit

 

eGPU hardware

 

EXP GDC Beast mPCIe

Gigabyte GTX970 G1 Gaming

Corsair CXM500M

External LCD

 

Benchmark

 

3dmark-FS.gpu=11280

 

Full Setup tutorial

 

 

 

Enable using internal LCD for windows 10

 

 

 

 

Videos: benchmark between old dGPU and new eGPU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello there, i hot almost identical specification to yours, although i still encounter some problems in windows. Could you let me know step by step, how did you get it done?

 

I have 
Lenovo y580 i7 3630QM 256GB mSATA , 1TB 5400ot/min , windows 8.0 64bit
i purchased beast v8.0, ASUS MINI GTX 970 COLERMASTER 500W
After following all instruction in your manual i still have some difficulties. It seems like windows see this card...but it does not allow it to work properly.
It shows error 34.
By the way , I am planing to build DIY case later on.
Please see pictures. Do you know any more forums, links where i can het help? 
thank you

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On February 4, 2016 at 8:45 PM, joe79 said:

Hello there, i hot almost identical specification to yours, although i still encounter some problems in windows. Could you let me know step by step, how did you get it done?

 

I have 
Lenovo y580 i7 3630QM 256GB mSATA , 1TB 5400ot/min , windows 8.0 64bit
i purchased beast v8.0, ASUS MINI GTX 970 COLERMASTER 500W
After following all instruction in your manual i still have some difficulties. It seems like windows see this card...but it does not allow it to work properly.
It shows error 34.
By the way , I am planing to build DIY case later on.
Please see pictures. Do you know any more forums, links where i can het help? 
thank you

tempor1 (3).jpg

tempor1 (1).jpg

tempor1 (2).jpg

 

I have similar issue. Did you solved it already?

I'm using Lenovo W520, Intel Core i7 2760QM, 12GB RAM on OEM Windows 10 64-bit with Quadro 6000 and Quadro 4000 for Mac, both show same error.

Beat V8 mini PCIe with Whitelist v1.42 BIOS

 

Did you use mPCIe or ExpressCard?

Did you plug the 6 pin auxiliary power cable to the GPU from the PSU?

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