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Sorry for a bad english. But i really need a help.

Along time a read techinferno forum and i choice put a egpu in my note (dell vostro 3500 - 1 gen i5 - 8GB ram).

I buy:

pe4c v2.1 expresscard

gtx 960 g1

corsair cx430m

I turn on my note wait boot win7, disable dgpu (nvidia 300m) and plug expresscard.

SO find grafic card and i run nvidia last driver.

The Nvidia software find grafic card, again, and install driver.

Restart note and ERRO CODE 12.

Now i take setup 1.3 (tanks nando), install and reboot.

In setup 1.3 i disable dgpu, run compaction for egpu and run chainload mgr.

win7 start

and

no more erro code 12.

But driver not working, there is an erro code 43.

I ask help for nando (tanks again), for this erro. He told me to run DDU (to remove all grafics card driver), run setup 1.3, disable dgpu and run chainloading.

So i did. But i still with erro code 43.

Anyone can help me.

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I recently built my egpu setup with the PE4C v2.1 and a GTS450 Superclocked. I got everything to install just fine and I have set global setting for everything to use the GTS450 through the Nvidia Control Panel. I also set Physx to use the GTS450 as well. Even after all of this, I'm still not getting any boost in performance at all, it is practically the same as when I used the Intel HD3000.

Laptop: HP Probook 4530s

CPU: i3 2330m 2.2Ghz

RAM: 4GB

IGPU: Intel HD3000

I am using the Expresscard slot which I believe is a PCI-e 2.0 X1, I am also using internal LCD since I'm trying to set this up without the need of an external monitor since I'm going to use this in college and likely won't have a lot of space for a monitor.

Is there something I'm missing that is causing me to stay at low performance?

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could I power up GTX 750 Ti OC with this? the size(Jack) is rite but unsure 'bout compatibility.

planing to get PE4C V2.1.

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could I power up GTX 750 Ti OC with this? the size(Jack) is rite but unsure 'bout compatibility.

planing to get PE4C V2.1.

Unfortunately no. You need a 12V adapter. Furthermore, recommend you get a PE4C V3.0 instead of the PE4C V2.1. The former with the soldered cable ensuring the best possible Gen2 signal integrity when using a 2nd-gen or newer i-core notebook with Gen2 (PCIe 2.0) EC/mPCIe port.

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Unfortunately no. You need a 12V adapter. Furthermore, recommend you get a PE4C V3.0 instead of the PE4C V2.1. The former with the soldered cable ensuring the best possible Gen2 signal integrity when using a 2nd-gen or newer i-core notebook with Gen2 (PCIe 2.0) EC/mPCIe port.

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Sorry for a bad english. But i really need a help.

Along time a read techinferno forum and i choice put a egpu in my note (dell vostro 3500 - 1 gen i5 - 8GB ram).

I buy:

pe4c v2.1 expresscard

gtx 960 g1

corsair cx430m

I turn on my note wait boot win7, disable dgpu (nvidia 300m) and plug expresscard.

SO find grafic card and i run nvidia last driver.

The Nvidia software find grafic card, again, and install driver.

Restart note and ERRO CODE 12.

Now i take setup 1.3 (tanks nando), install and reboot.

In setup 1.3 i disable dgpu, run compaction for egpu and run chainload mgr.

win7 start

and

no more erro code 12.

But driver not working, there is an erro code 43.

I ask help for nando (tanks again), for this erro. He told me to run DDU (to remove all grafics card driver), run setup 1.3, disable dgpu and run chainloading.

So i did. But i still with erro code 43.

Anyone can help me.

Anyone?

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Hi everybody!

I've purchased a new laptop, a lenovo x220. Even though it is old it is still very sufficient for egpu, because lenovo's engineers have written the bios so that it dynamically changes TOLUD if there is a device at bootup on the express card slot. That requires no delays on adapters. Specs: Intel Core i5-2520M, 4GB RAM, Windows 8.1 x64, PE4C v2.1, 1280x1024 Syncmaster 710N, FSP 350-60MDN. Unfortunately, there is no possibility for this notebook to play at x2 2.0 but with a GTX 560 at x1 2.0 it does a better job than my old 8440p + GTX 660Ti which could do only x1 1.0. Optimus compression was active in both cases.

I've also borrowed an AMD Radeon 7850 1GB to see how it works. That was no pain at all, I just had to manually install the driver (15.7 Catalyst). I didn't want to buy AMD card because I thought I won't be able to use the internal screen, but that works as well, but only with the integrated gpu. The performance is decent compared to the GTX 560, it consumes less power and I am able to play at higher quality settings (I've tried Bioshock Infinite). However, there are microlags, which weren't there when I used the GTX560, that's why I still recommend Nvidia over AMD if you want to choose a card for egpu.

Benchmarks run well on the 7850:

AMD Radeon HD 7850 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i5-2520M Processor,LENOVO 4290A48

AMD Radeon HD 7850 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i5-2520M Processor,LENOVO 4290A48

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Benchmarks on the GTX 560: There is not much difference between this configuration and my old 8440p + GTX 560 pair in GPU performance. The CPU collects of course more point than the Core i5 520M.

I've used the 347.52 driver for the benchmarks. After I had changed back to the GTX560, I uninstalled AMD drivers with DDU because the Opencl on the GTX560 didn't work, that's why I installed the 353.06 driver.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i5-2520M Processor,LENOVO 4290A48

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p.s: Has anybody tried the Fury X yet?

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I've got a problem with the Setup 1.x b5. It's hard to say why but at some time when I press F8 after turning on my laptop and choose Setup 1.x boot I get a message about "No PXE stack" and I cannot boot into Setup 1.x. That is why I wanted to reinstall Setup 1.x but when I try do to so I get an information that I'm not an admin user (even though I launch the cmd with admin priviledges) and so I cannot instal Setup 1.x.

So I've got two questions:

1) how can I make myself an admin user or change the Setup 1.x installation procedure so that it wouldn't check for admin priviledges?

2) what is wrong with this PXE stack?

I'll be grateful for your help! Cheers!

I forgot about my setup:

- it's the same as the one here: DIY eGPU experiences - Page 1082

- I've got a Windows 7 6.1.7601

- I've got latest nvidia drivers

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... at some time when I press F8 after turning on my laptop and choose Setup 1.x boot I get a message about "No PXE stack" and I cannot boot into Setup 1.x. That is why I wanted to reinstall Setup 1.x but when I try do to so I get an information that I'm not an admin user (even though I launch the cmd with admin priviledges) and so I cannot instal Setup 1.x.

So I've got two questions:

1) how can I make myself an admin user or change the Setup 1.x installation procedure so that it wouldn't check for admin priviledges?

2) what is wrong with this PXE stack?

I'll be grateful for your help! Cheers!

I forgot about my setup:

- it's the same as the one here: DIY eGPU experiences - Page 1082

- I've got a Windows 7 6.1.7601

- I've got latest nvidia drivers

Please obtain http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-gpu-projects/2123-diy-egpu-setup-1-30-a.html .

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I have a HP Elitebook 8440p, core i7, 8GB Ram that I'm trying to set up with an eGPU.

430W Power Supply > Old GeForce 8800 GS (for testing)> PEH4 to Expresscard.

I have three green lights on my PEH4, fan is spinning on the video card. It's not showing up on my system at all. I hear talk about an "error 12" but I haven't seen it. Is my video card too old? Is my equipment possibly faulty? Do I need to do a DSDT override?

Thank you!

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I have a HP Elitebook 8440p, core i7, 8GB Ram that I'm trying to set up with an eGPU.

430W Power Supply > Old GeForce 8800 GS (for testing)> PEH4 to Expresscard.

I have three green lights on my PEH4, fan is spinning on the video card. It's not showing up on my system at all. I hear talk about an "error 12" but I haven't seen it. Is my video card too old? Is my equipment possibly faulty? Do I need to do a DSDT override?

Thank you!

Open device manager and search for video cards. If only the integrated gpu is there, you have to manage the delays on the PE4H. In the device manager check if you have enough space for the egpu. If your TOLUD is higher than 3.5 GB then you have to do DSDT override. In my case the TOLUD was CFA00000 (<3.5GB) and I could use egpu with the same system (PE4C, Windows 8.1) but with only 4 GB RAM. Check this: http://forum.techinferno.com/implementation-guides-pc/8475-14-hp-8440p-gtx560%402gbps-c-ec1-pe4c-2-1-win8-1-%5Btbalazs14%5D.html

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Maybe the PSU has less power that it says and it's more important quality than power. Here you can read some guys whom have problems until the change the psu.

Give it a try ;)

The GPU has an extra power intake, what do you think about using one power source for the PE4H-EC2C-060B and another for the GPU? Could it cause some trouble?

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Has anyone been able to extend the hdmi cable to mpcie. Tried extending this with hdmi with ehternet cable but doesnt work. It does power up the egpu thou

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The GPU has an extra power intake, what do you think about using one power source for the PE4H-EC2C-060B and another for the GPU? Could it cause some trouble?

Try to connect it just one psu

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so far my egpu is stable whenever im playing games but when I dont play and just browse say for about 30 mins, its like my egpu disconnects. even if its still powered up. feels like it goes into idle mode or sleep mode. I would have to reboot for it to work again

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Hi guys, I am very new to all this so here goes.

I have an Acer V3-571G:

i5-3230m

710m 2gb VRAM

8GB 1600mHz Ram

I have recently come by a GTX 670 and am planning to run it externally. I'm pretty damn sure I only have one PCI-E slot where the wifi card sits, but taking that out isn't a problem. I have many questions, so I will list them off as bullet points:

-Will it work even though I already have a dedicated chip (710m)? (I assume yes on this one)

-What external dock do I need? (not looking for an enclosure, I don't have that sort of money)

-What power supply will be needed for the GTX 670?

-Can I buy a power supply that can power an entire desktop just for the GTX 670, just in case I build a desktop in the future?

-Do I definitely need a second display or is there a way to use my laptop screen?

The post that led me to this thread was on neowin and part of it read; 'IMPORTANT - Make sure to read the thread to establish what speed graphics bus you will have access to on your laptop and what features will be supported by your combination of laptop/graphics/PE4L.'. I need to understand this statement better and what it means for my machine.

I'm sure there are questions that I've missed out but we'll just see how we go with this so far. I'm sorry for being such a scrub.

Thanks in advance,

Woosypan

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Hi guys, I am very new to all this so here goes.

I have an Acer V3-571G:

i5-3230m

710m 2gb VRAM

8GB 1600mHz Ram

I have recently come by a GTX 670 and am planning to run it externally. I'm pretty damn sure I only have one PCI-E slot where the wifi card sits, but taking that out isn't a problem. I have many questions, so I will list them off as bullet points:

-Will it work even though I already have a dedicated chip (710m)? (I assume yes on this one)

-What external dock do I need? (not looking for an enclosure, I don't have that sort of money)

-What power supply will be needed for the GTX 670?

-Can I buy a power supply that can power an entire desktop just for the GTX 670, just in case I build a desktop in the future?

-Do I definitely need a second display or is there a way to use my laptop screen?

The post that led me to this thread was on neowin and part of it read; 'IMPORTANT - Make sure to read the thread to establish what speed graphics bus you will have access to on your laptop and what features will be supported by your combination of laptop/graphics/PE4L.'. I need to understand this statement better and what it means for my machine.

I'm sure there are questions that I've missed out but we'll just see how we go with this so far. I'm sorry for being such a scrub.

Thanks in advance,

Woosypan

Pls do some background reading beginning with existing eGPU implementations a reference: http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-gpu-projects/6578-implementations-hub-tb-ec-mpcie.html#dx11

There we see that your system had an eGPU successfully attached already:

http://forum.techinferno.com/implementation-guides-pc/9742-15-acer-571g-gtx570%404gbps-c-mpcie2-exp-gdc-beast-win7-64-%5Babdullah%5D.html#post130965

http://forum.techinferno.com/implementation-guides-pc/9657-15-acer-v3-571-r9-270x%404gbps-c-mpcie2-pe4h-2-4a-win7-64-%5Bkuri%5D.html

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This is amazing information and I cannot commend you enough for your help. Those experiences can tell me that it will indeed work and what power supply I can use. However two questions remain that are fairly simple and I believe I know the answers, but I cannot be sure. I will leave what I think are the answers in brackets after the questions.

-Will it work even though I already have a dedicated chip (710m)? (I assume yes on this one)

-What external dock do I need? (not looking for an enclosure, I don't have that sort of money)

-What power supply will be needed for the GTX 670?

-Can I buy a power supply that can power an entire desktop just for the GTX 670, just in case I build a desktop in the future?

(yes, the gpu will only draw what it needs from the power supply and it wont cook the gpu)

-Do I definitely need a second display or is there a way to use my laptop screen?

(no, an external gpu needs to be plugged directly into another display and there is no way to use the HDMI output on the laptop as an input)

Thanks again,

Woosypan

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Hi everyone. I've some problem with optimus. I'm a beginner and i can't activate its in anyway. My system is an acer aspire 5755g with:

Igpu Intel 4000

Dgpu (deactived) GT 540M

Egpu gtx970.

Any suggestion?

Tank you to everyone!

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is there anyway to get 2.4B to work on HP 8560P it has the ATI 6470m built into it.. i want to try and get either a ATi 5850 to work or GTX 660 or 460 or 560ti.. i get error 12 on my 5850. not sure how to do a DSDT mod.. where can i get this EGPU software 1.x?

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