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  1. I wonder what about 8.1 messed with the resource allocation? I recently moved from 7 to 10 and am encountering Code 12 errors. Do you guys think the UEFI boot / reinstall fix will work for the Windows 10 problem also?
  2. I'm waiting for my new HP ProBook 640 to arrive (I know - it's already a year old!). It only comes with a dual core processor, so from both (a) thermal structure and ( BIOS point-of-view, can the HP ProBook 640 handle a (47W or 57W) Quad Core processor? The service manual says the max CPU you can put in the HP ProBook 640 is an Intel Dual Core i7-4600M 2.80-GHz processor (3.0-MB L3 cache, 37 W) 737330-001: http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c04030196-1.pdf But from a physical socket point of view, I can put in an i7-4940MX: Is the heat from the increased TDP the only problem? Or will the BIOS throttle the CPU down to 37W?
  3. In large part due to this community (kudos!), I just recently purchased an 8570p and stuck an i7-3940XM in it just for kicks! I did a quick check with my current eGPU setup and it works PnP! I'll be redoing the 3DMark benchmarks soon, but in the meantime I wanted to post my initial Throttlestop numbers for your comments (and my newbie questions): Table 1. VID and TDP vs. Multiplier I tried running this initially with a 65W power supply, but it only let me get to 45 TDP. Switching to a 90W power supply fixed that problem. Questions: 1. My x12 VID and TDP seem to be significantly higher than the others on the tracking board. Is this because the 8570P generally uses more power vs. the 2570P? 2. Why does my VID jump to 1.2 (and the clock jumps to 3.7GHz) when I try any multiplier between 30 and 36? 3. Why does my clock not change from 3.7GHz when I try a multiplier of 38 and 39? Is there a different software that I need to use? Or do I need to change anything in the BIOS? 4. Does RAM affect any of these tests?
  4. I'm thinking of upgrading my base hardware (from an HP ProBook 6460b) to an HP ProBook 640 G1 Notebook PC. Three questions: 1. I checked the quick specs, and it says it has a Smart Card reader, but no mention of an Express Card slot. I checked the service guide and it does mention ExpressCard, but has "(depending on the configuration)" in the component title. Can anyone confirm if this laptop model supports PCMCIA / ExpressCard for our eGPUs? Quick Specs: HP ProBook 640 G1 Notebook PC HP ProBook 650 G1 Notebook PC (QuickSpecs/c04126035.pdf) Data Sheet: http://h71016.www7.hp.com/dstore/html/pdfs/US_CA_English_HP_ProBook_640_Datasheet.pdf Service Guide: http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c04030196-1.pdf 2. From a value POV, maybe the i7-4700MQ is the best CPU for this, but am curious to know what's the most powerful chip that I can put in this laptop? Will an i7-4910MQ work (Max TDP = 47W)? PassMark - Intel Core i7-4910MQ @ 2.90GHz - Price performance comparison 3. I noticed the Haswell chips support PCI Express 3.0. Is this backwards compatible with our Express 2.0 eGPU cards?
  5. @Nando - Do you think running with a better heat sink / without the back cover will let the 2860QM go past x29? Would you know if it can reach x32 theoretically?
  6. @angerthosenear - Go for it! I think I tried testing with only 1 display hooked up before and didn't see a big difference. Too lazy to test again hehe.
  7. @noric - Sorry for the delay! Not sure if I used the program correctly, but the voltage is around ~1.23V and ~42.3W when set to Turbo. When set to x27 multiplier, the voltage drops to ~1.06V and ~24.1W.
  8. @bjorm - I was thinking if the card can be powered through the bus, then we wouldn't need the external power supply, so the physical space taken by the egpu can be effectively halved. I'm with you on the DirectCUII .
  9. Just a quick update, the upgrade to a quad core CPU worked: http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-gpu-projects/2109-diy-egpu-experiences-%5Bversion-2-0%5D-254.html#post79680 The performance gains were inline with expectations with a 34% improvement on DX 9, and a measly 0.6% on DX11 (Graphics Score). No mods to the heat sink were required. Temps are looking OK and should drop a bit further after the thermal paste settles.
  10. Tech Inferno Fan>> Full hardware spec of eGPU implementation posted earlier : http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-gpu-projects/2109-diy-egpu-experiences-%5Bversion-2-0%5D-222.html#post75247 @lapytopy - Thanks for sharing your case pix. That looks really portable! @bjorm - If the next gen PE4L lets us power through the bus (is this really theoretically possible?) then you can make a micro eGPU @noric - GTX 670 for sure... Windforce if you can get your hands on one. If I had the chance to start over I would have held out for the Asus GTX 670 DirectCU II (or maybe the Asus GTX 670 DC Mini!) I was finally able to upgrade my humble i5-2520M CPU to an i7-2860QM. I still can't touch any of the leaderboard numbers, but I'm happy with the boost. Here are some before and after snapshots: 3DMARK06 17268 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i5-2520M Processor,Hewlett-Packard 161C 23128 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-2860QM Processor,Hewlett-Packard 161C 3DMARK11 P5942 - Graphics Score 7382, Physics Score 3764 P7155 - Graphics Score 7427, Physics Score 7083 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-2860QM Processor,Hewlett-Packard 161C I didn't need to do anything to the heatsink or fan, but I went ahead and upgraded to a 90W laptop power supply. Honestly I don't think I really needed to though.
  11. So what did you get! I am thinking of sticking a 2960XM in but wondering if I will melt the board... . Has anyone ever tried putting a 55 Max TDP CPU in a laptop chassis that's supposed to be rated for 45 Max TDP only? I understand I need to get a bigger power supply, and do fun stuff with the heat sink and fan, but wondering if the delivery system can take it. Btw, I uploaded a few pics of my setup (I updated my original post - link in my sig). I think I need a larger desk now haha.
  12. Ok I got it working! The bootup sequence is tricky (boot computer, pause boot, switch on eGPU, wait for D1 to switch off, continue boot)... if I deviate from that process, the boot process doesn't continue or, the eGPU is not found. Otherwise, there were no problems with memory allocation. My setup again: HP ProBook 6460b (with Intel HD Graphics 3000) Intel Core i5-2520M EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB PE4L ver.2.1b PCIe 2.0 enabled in the BIOS 3dm06 = 17268 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i5-2520M Processor,Hewlett-Packard 161C 3dm11 = P5942 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i5-2520M Processor,Hewlett-Packard 161C Here are a few more pictures. I stuck everything in a SilverStone Sugo SG02F case (still plenty of room in there!), I then used it as a stand for my laptop, and hid the whole mess behind my center monitor. Game on! I did have a few questions: 1. The benchmark scores seem a tad low (above figures are for external monitor) compared to what you guys are getting... did I miss a step? 2. I'm using the latest Nvidia drivers, so am I already at x1.2Opt? 3. Is x1.2Opt just for Fermi cards or can the Fermi drivers also work for Kepler cards? 4. Does driving 3 external monitors affect the benchmarks (I see it running on only 1 screen). 5. Lastly, I can't seem to switch off Nvidia Surround after I've switched it on... has anyone encountered this too? Appreciate any tips!
  13. Thanks Nando. That makes sense since it has twice the cores/threads.Now since the OP was asking in the context of an eGPU implementation, I grabbed a few samples from the leaderboards:DX9 15" Lenovo T520 i7-2860QM 2.5 16 [email protected] 226.8 Kuro-D & & QM67 EC Win7/64 12" Lenovo X220/T i5-2520M 2.5 8 [email protected] 144 arsenal243 rhx123 QM67 EC Win7/64 DX10 15" Lenovo T520 i7-2860QM 2.5 16 [email protected] 295.3 Kuro-D & & QM67 EC Win7/64 12" Lenovo X220/XT i5-2520M 2.5 8 [email protected] 197.4 arsenal243 rhx123 QM67 EC Win7/64 DX11 15" Lenovo T520 i7-2860QM 2.5 16 [email protected] 2441 Kuro-D & & QM67 EC Win7/64 12" Lenovo X220/T i5-2520M 2.5 8 [email protected] 2347 arsenal243 rhx123 QM67 EC Win7/64 So if I upgraded from an i5-2520M to a an i7-2860QM, from an eGPU perspective it seems a Quad can deliver ~31% improvement on DX9, ~14% on DX10, and
  14. Oops you are right: ARK | Intel® Core Probably a typo in the manual, and since there is no such thing as an i7-3540QM. Anyway should be plenty of power though right?
  15. Hey Rohnin. I got curious as I've been considering a similar upgrade for my system, so I checked your manual again anyway: http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c03564727-1.pdf On page 2 it does have an i7 quad in there: ● Intel® Quad Core® i7-3540M 3.00-GHz processor (SC turbo up to 3.70-GHz; 1600- MHz FSB, 4.0-MB L3 cache, 35 W) Should work. Although why do you say an i7 is a requirement for an eGPU?
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