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I have designed an adapter for the ultrabay slot to plug desktop graphic cards into a Y510p.

The BIOS starts with "Unauthorized Slave vga ...". Need help for a new BIOS without PCIe check on Ultrabay.

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You should prbly address the issue in this thread maybe:

And also can you take some pictures, and maybe links to whatever adapters or hardware you bought to make such and adapter? 

Since your the first to make this sort of adapter, i think people like me wanting this kind of solution would apprecicate some kind of proof af a working adapter, and if you want someone to modifiy the bios for this, i guess they would also appreciate pictures of a working adapter. 

 

Not that i'm doubting you, but this is so interesting and something i have wanted to do for a long time and never had the time even start such a project. If we can make this happen, i guess the y510p and other almost could live forever. :sorcerer:

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This adapter is a new development. The first version has some drawbacks but it works.

You need an additional PSU for it to work because of the high power requirements of such a desktop GPU. 

 

I will start a kickstarter project asap because I am sure the whole Y510p community is waiting for this graphic boost ;-)

 

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14 hours ago, gerald said:

This adapter is a new development. The first version has some drawbacks but it works.

You need an additional PSU for it to work because of the high power requirements of such a desktop GPU. 

 

I will start a kickstarter project asap because I am sure the whole Y510p community is waiting for this graphic boost ;-)

 

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Amazing work! Truly appreciated! 

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With a heavy desktop GPU I'd be worried about flex and stress on the laptop mobo, esp. since it's not supported by the chassis like the Ultrabay module is.

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14 minutes ago, intruder said:

^ Agreed. A cable option would be great.

 

Agreed too

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 i guess the two random screws by the x16 lane has somekind of rubber feet or something under the board. 

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wow such a great endeavor for the eGPU community BRAVO!!

is this project supporting both gpus from the two giants NVIDIA and AMD?

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Both GPU vendors are supported. You need only the right driver for the GPU.

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Wait so how far has testing gone with this project? 
Even if it works, will there be any kind of bottlenecks?

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Currently the adapter is working as a PCIe x1 connection. The next version will support PCIe x8. This means a boost by 8 compared to some products which supports the WLAN interface as a eGPU connection. And another big advantage is no need to change the BIOS. No new whitelist is needed for this adapter.

 

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looks very promising. can u post some benchmark scores when the x8 is out?

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I will get the new adapter end of may. Stay tuned :-) 

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Y400 up to Y510p supports the ultrabay adapter. So yes, this adapter should works also in a Y500. Unfortunately I have no Y500 to test the functionality.

 

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Thank you for your information. I am interested in such an adapter and the way you made/designed this. Currently studying electrical engineering :)

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What do you want to know?

I found the schematics of the Y510p mainboard in a forum and started investigation on the connector. It's a special connector from TycoElectronics. After that I designed the board, checked the impedance and layer stickup, routed it and ordered a PCB. 

 

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Awesome! How did you find out what connections go where? Must have been a hell of a job to find that out.

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Yes, this is the reason why I need a second run with the adapter. Some signals were not documented well and it's a kind of trial and error. 

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Great news! Version 2 of the adapter is up and working. Benchmarks coming soon :-)

 

 

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