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Introduction:

I really like the idea of the eGPU so I decided to bought one.

 

My laptop: Asus x53sc

CPU: i5-2430M

RAM: 4GB

iGPU: HD 3000

dGPU: Nvidia GT 520MX

OS: Windows 10/64bit

 

My eGPU setup: EXP GDC v8

eGPU: Nvidia GT9600 (for test if it works i'll buy the Nvidia GTX 950)

Power: 550W

 

My story:

  1. I bougth the EXP GDC v8.
  2. I connected all the cable correctly.
  3. Windows 10 started with no problem.
  4. I saw the eGPU in the Device manager.
  5. I downloaded the driver and installed it with out problem.
  6. But at the reboot the internal monitor was black and the eGPU doesn't have any output video.
  7. Now :(

 

What i try to do:

  1. I try to disable the dGPU form the device manager.
  2. I try to reinstall the GT 9600 driver.
  3. I try to follow: https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/8947-mpcieec-egpu-troubleshooting-steps/
    1. I uninstalled clearly the Nvidia GPU driver and I cleaned the registry with DDU but the problem persist. (black screen)

 

Possible solution:

What is the problem? Where i do wrong?

Do you think that i need the Setup 1.30 SW?

The problem could be Win 10? Should i return to Win 7?

( Your help <3)

 

Photo and screen:

<img src="http://wpdiary.altervista.org/egpu_1.png" alt="story">

 

Edited by RICCARDO96

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Hello guys. I really need to hear your advice.
I have a Gigabyte q1585n laptop on Series 5 HM55 chipset:
i5 430m (any integrated graphics locked by manufacturer of this laptop model so unfortunately i can't use Optimus tweak)
NVIDIA d/GPU gt335m

6gb RAM
Windows 10 x64
and Nvidia Gtx 460 which is working on pci-e 1.1 x1 and gives poor 3dMark06 score in 5340 points :/ (Its slightly better then d/Gpu but not as much as i expected)
it's also connected to external lcd monitor.

Can you guys tell me please what should i do to increase performance, because i've tried to read all pages and to find solution for me but i'm not sure what will correct and what not.

The only thing i got is that possibly I need to buy DIY 1.3 setup to set my pci-e link to x2 or x4? That the only way out?

I will be glad to hear any thoughts.

Thank you.

Edited by TicTac

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3dmark06 (DX9) shows across the board performance improvements for the E6430 over the X230.

With 3dmark11/13 (DX11) we do see the E6430 is slower though unlike the 3dmark06 results, several months separates the benchmark runs. They are not run back-to-back.

 

If back-to-back DX11 results  continue to favor the X230 may I suggest doing an OS reload just in case something is amiss with the DX11 subsystem?

 

Here is fresh run with X230 (very old Windows7 install and on a HDD). Comapring it todays E6430 run.
http://www.3dmark.com/compare/fs/7767217/fs/7762670

E6430 has SSD with no more than 7 days old Windows install... so it is fresh!

X230 beats it out of the water. And E6430 is running on CPU OC!  eGPU was on default clocks on both runs (X230 and E6430).

Don't look at the GPU clocks- they show weird numbers. When opening "View run details" after the run, then there are correct clocks (default).

 

Should I try the E6430 with 8GB of ram instead of 16GB?

 

Edited by viilutaja

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18 minutes ago, viilutaja said:

Here is fresh run with X230 (very old Windows7 install and on a HDD). Comapring it todays E6430 run.
http://www.3dmark.com/compare/fs/7767217/fs/7762670

E6430 has SSD with no more than 7 days old Windows install... so it is fresh!

X230 beats it out of the water. And E6430 is running on CPU OC!  eGPU was on default clocks on both runs (X230 and E6430).

Don't look at the GPU clocks- they show weird numbers. When opening "View run details" after the run, then there are correct clocks (default).

 

Should I try the E6430 with 8GB of ram instead of 16GB?

have you tried to select the egpu on nvidia driver under physX? try also to return cpu to  factory clock, maybe the overclock make only bad things in that case

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Selecting eGPU to do PhysX will only matter if You want to play PhysX games.

I tried CPU at factory clock already... same...

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Nando,

I have one question about diy setup 1.30v, "How do I make my video card to appear in 1.30v setup box menu? It appears only egpu adapter was the only thing was recognized by 1.30v."

I performed many of these tasks:

-I checked my 650w ATX psu, and it is properly connected to egpu adapter and video card

-Tried to use hotplug method (from troubleshoot section) during 1.30v setup and only egpu adapter appeared in the box

-Performed DDU (display driver unistaller) and opened the clean install for gtx 970

-I booted into windows w/o 1.30v setup, and my device manager recognize my gtx 970 (its odd that setup 1.30v is unable to recognize it)

-Changed the power management mode from adaptive to prefer maximum power from nvidia control panel

 

Also, I tried running chainloader run test and my black screen showed up (basically it crashed).

Is there any way to force 1.30v setup to recognize my video card?

I don't think there's any solution from troubleshoot DIY 1.30v section :/

Edited by cpar

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1 hour ago, cpar said:

Nando,

I have one question about diy setup 1.30v, "How do I make my video card to appear in 1.30v setup box menu? It appears only egpu adapter was the only thing was recognized by 1.30v."

I performed many of these tasks:

-I checked my 650w ATX psu, and it is properly connected to egpu adapter and video card

-Tried to use hotplug method (from troubleshoot section) during 1.30v setup and only egpu adapter appeared in the box

-Performed DDU (display driver unistaller) and opened the clean install for gtx 970

-I booted into windows w/o 1.30v setup, and my device manager recognize my gtx 970 (its odd that setup 1.30v is unable to recognize it)

-Changed the power management mode from adaptive to prefer maximum power from nvidia control panel

 

Also, I tried running chainloader run test and my black screen showed up (basically it crashed).

Is there any way to force 1.30v setup to recognize my video card?

I don't think there's any solution from troubleshoot DIY 1.30v section :/

 

Pls run Save Diags->compact_fails within DIY eGPU Setup 1.30. Then boot windows, run c:\eGPU\eGPU-setup-mount (as admin) and winzip/winrar the v:\diag folder. Email that file to me for evaluation.

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10 hours ago, viilutaja said:

Selecting eGPU to do PhysX will only matter if You want to play PhysX games.

I tried CPU at factory clock already... same...

I’ve seen your bench results, the egpu when in x230 goes clocked  much slower.. why? do you have overclocked the egpu in dell? with my t530 and gtx960, when i overclock the egpu, i have slower system than stock , try to get the card at same frequency than x230 and try, bye.

that's mine

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/11062878

Edited by aldimeola81

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Like I said, don't watch the clocks in the Futuremark result page- they are messed up! Dunno why it uploads wrong clocks?

Both tests were made with default GPU clock, the webpage shows them incorrectly!

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Ok sorry.. Are you using stock laptop power supply and battery? What scores give your windows Wei? I'm interested cause I'm buying an e6430, do you think I must wait? Where are you from?

Try also to disable igpu and see what happens

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I am using original battery but a more powerful dock PSU (130W).  eGPU is connected to 500W external PSU. Windows WEI score was 7.2 . Slowest being the memory. Rest were 7.9 if i remember correctly.

Hmm I don't know if you should wait or not. It seems that some other people get their E6430 working nicely with eGPU. 
I read the performance thread of E6430 and decided to buy this laptop and swap out my X230, but it seems not to work for me...

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The latest thing is the Intel driver, try to update it or switch to windows 8.1, and try to make a test with igpu disabled from bios, bye

Inviato dal mio Lenovo P70-A utilizzando Tapatalk

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I put the latest iGPU driver on the laptop yesterday. Same result. Not interested in 8.1... maybe windows 10.

But if I am lucky, I may sell today this e6430.

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Try windows 8.1, i'm trying with mine and the speed is much better than win7 on gta5

Inviato dal mio Lenovo P70-A utilizzando Tapatalk

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Hi guys, quick question, i have EXP GDC beast v7 and succesfully works with gtx 460 on series 5 hm55 chipset, but I have a really low 3dmark06 performance, about 5400 and EGPU shows as 1.1 x1. If i buy setup 1.30 can i upgrade it to x2 or something like that, or what should i do when i buy it to gain better performance? Thanks.

Edited by TicTac

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Hi All.

I really want to upgrade my laptop HP 430A so i can use egpu. I have checked the issue related in first page. but as i own HP laptop, i can not assure if my laptop mPCIe is whitelisted. is there any software to check it??

thank you.

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Hello mates,

 

I'm just little bit confused. I have Elitebook 8540w which contains :

 

edit: I'M using PE4L-EC060A 

CPU :Intel Core i7 840QM

Chipset:  Intel QM57 Express

4GB ram (for test i remowed the added 12ram)

With igpu - ati firepro m5800

running WINDOWS 10

 

Trying to connect Nvidia GTX 750 2GB

 

At first - I did LOT of reading about this DIY EGPU. 

I bought PE4L for expresscard. 

I have 350w PSU for GPU. 

 

I checked TOLUD - it is 3.25GB

 

I figgured out - I can't start with GPU - it throws some error about incorrect sound card is plugged in. 

WHen I start to windows, plug in and power up the GPU - i got known error 12. 

 

I readed about DSDT override. So I downloaded attached tools IASL and acpidump. 

iasl -g
acpidump -b

iasl -g is ok. 

When I'm trying decompile created .dat file, i got errors :

Non-ASCII character [0xCB] found in line 1, file offset 0x05
Non-ASCII character [0xA0] found in line 3, file offset 0x51
Non-ASCII character [0x93] found in line 3, file offset 0x53
Non-ASCII character [0x82] found in line 4, file offset 0x62
Non-ASCII character [0xEA] found in line 4, file offset 0x63
Non-ASCII character [0xA0] found in line 7, file offset 0x6B
Non-ASCII character [0x94] found in line 7, file offset 0x6E
Non-ASCII character [0xA0] found in line 9, file offset 0x91
Non-ASCII character [0x92] found in line 9, file offset 0x94
Non-ASCII character [0x93] found in line 9, file offset 0x95
18 non-ASCII characters found in input source text, could be a binary file
Error    4063 - Invalid characters found in file DSDT_1521.dat

So I tryied acpidump -b call. It gives me .dat file, that can be decompiled with iasl. 

BUT... again - i got some warnings in this step. 

 

iasl.thumb.jpg.35d620e6562ed33ba169aaefd

 

I still tryied to include described string into this decompiled file, and then put it back with 

iasl -oa dsdt.dsl

But I got errors in parsing 

 

Compiler aborting due to parser-detected syntax error(s)
dsdt.dsl  19723:                 0x01 = VGDD /* External reference */
Error    6126 -                      ^ syntax error, unexpected PARSEOP_EXP_EQUALS
dsdt.dsl  19954:                     0x00
Error    6126 -                        ^ syntax error, unexpected PARSEOP_INTEGER
ASL Input:     dsdt.dsl - 21815 lines, 776779 bytes, 7776 keywords
Compilation complete. 2 Errors, 0 Warnings, 0 Remarks, 0 Optimizations

I Also added dsdt.dsl file. 

 

Do anybody has some idea how to fix this issues? 

 

Best regards,

Mugsat

 

tolud.jpg

dsdt.rar

Edited by Mugsat

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Ti consiglio di usare dsdteditor per windows puo correggere gli errori e riuscire a compilare un ottimo dsdt.aml io uso windows 10 pro

Edited by Mario
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Hi Mario, thank You for the information. I just opened it with this editor, but... I'm not experienced enought with this. Would not be possible to help me please? 

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Hello all, i have a Lenovo L440 and an EXP Beast. My eGPU is a 4GB MSI Gaming 960. I had a Lenovo X230 before and everything was great, upgraded to an L440 to take advantage of the quad core i7-4702MQ. But i have been having Generation 2 stability issues with the L440. I have created a DSDT override and have Large Memory in Control Panel, When windows starts, i can put the computer to sleep and connect the card and it gets detected. The only problem is that after a while, the card just shuts off on its own and i get an Nvidia Kernel 360 error message and the video comes back to the internal display from my external monitor. I have tried SetUp 1.3 to compact the eGPU to 56.25. I did my DSDT override from Windows directly and didnt use SetUp 1.3 but yet even with compaction i still have the card shutting down on me every now and then. I can confirm both my card and the EXP are in good working condition and i have a power supply from Dell for 220W. With the X230 it was stable for hours but with the L440 I cant get past 40mins of The Division before it crashes. 

 

I dont think its a driver issue as the card also stops functioning when im in the SetUp 1.3 environment. Im really confused and i dont know what more to do. 

 

Some one also complained of the stability issues here 

 

but some other people have success with the L440 here

 

 

im really confused about what to troubleshoot next. I dont know how to acheive the DSDT through SetUp 1.3 but i already have it done from here

 

Please any advice would be much appreciated.


Thanks

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Anyone can help me please?

 

specs:

Hp elitebook 2570p

windows 7 64 bit

i7 3520m

4gb ddr3

exp gdc beast v8 expresscard.

Bios version f6.0

Nvidia gt 730 1gb ddr5 64 bit and Nvidia gtx 750 2gb ddr5 128 bit and Nvidia gt 9500 1gb ddr3 128 bit

 

My problem ... is when i plug in with gt 730 64 bit it work perfectly....... but when i plug gtx 750 128bit and gt9500 128 bit ....

i get error 12 code............. it occur when i plug any 128 bit gpu... :'(

Any solution guys?

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19 hours ago, sparrowsp said:

Anyone can help me please?

 

specs:

Hp elitebook 2570p

windows 7 64 bit

i7 3520m

4gb ddr3

exp gdc beast v8 expresscard.

Bios version f6.0

Nvidia gt 730 1gb ddr5 64 bit and Nvidia gtx 750 2gb ddr5 128 bit and Nvidia gt 9500 1gb ddr3 128 bit

 

My problem ... is when i plug in with gt 730 64 bit it work perfectly....... but when i plug gtx 750 128bit and gt9500 128 bit ....

i get error 12 code............. it occur when i plug any 128 bit gpu... :'(

Any solution guys?

hi,think the gtx750ti need more space.try dsdt override fist,if not solved use setup.x1 in order to do a succesfull compactation against gtx750ti.

Edited by dan

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15 hours ago, dan said:

hi,think the gtx750ti need more space.try dsdt override fist,if not solved use setup.x1 in order to do a succesfull compactation against gtx750ti.

 

do you have any idea bro... how to override my laptop?

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