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  1. Hi. Just unplug the charger and the battery, plus remove the bios battery. Wait a few seconds or a few minutes and your laptop should boot up normally with all EFI back to their defaults and also all its bios settings to their defaults. I've tested this, and it works for me.
  2. Just tested 361.91. Same issue It was something to do with the gtx660m and the fullHD display. Now I have an Asus G46VR motherboard with a gtx760m and I don't have this issue anymore.
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    eGPU experiences [version 2.0]

    Hi. I just thought to share this in a thread with a bit more visibility. I think it can help people with systems where the mPCI slot is harder to access and in case they don't require a delay switch. That is the case of my Asus G46VW without thunderbolt.
  4. In witch games? Some games cap the FPS at 60, some even 30.. FPS capped at 60. But only in directx 11 games or benchmarks, directx 9 runs normally.
  5. Small offtopic My 20€ eGPU adapter. Just a mPCIe to PCIe converter and a mPCIe extender. Same performance and without the rigid and bulky hdmi cable.
  6. Update I tried the same with my GTX680 4GB, but I was unable to make it work with optimus. Either something went wrong, or NVIDIA is not supporting older generation cards. I hope something went wrong because a GTX680 4GB is still a very capable graphics card. And as we know a GTX770 is a GTX680 with a bit faster Ram, so there is no technical reason to limit its use, unless for comercial reasons.... I need to test the GTX680 4GB connected to my Dell E6430 (iGPU only model) with Windows 10 and this new NVIDIA drivers. Update! I tested it and as I thought it doesn't work. I wonder if it was intensional or not, if it wasn't maybe its just a matter of modding the drivers. I have no problems enabling optimus using the same hardware with Windows 8.1 and the same version of the NVIDIA drivers but for windows 8.1.
  7. As far as I know in order to have optimus enabled, one of the requirements is to have a system with the Intel iGPU enabled.
  8. I can confirm it works. Well at least we can use the eGPU to power on the internal screen and we don't need setup1x to disable the dGPU before booting into Windows. I've just tested it in my Asus G46VW using EXP GDC Beast mPCIe. I can have the 660m and 750 2GB on at the same time with drivers 361.82. I was even able to have version 361.75 in the GTX660m while at the same time version 361.82 in the GTX750 2GB. In order to "force" the GTX 750 to power the laptops internal screen all I needed was to disable the 660m in the device manager and restart the laptop. Not restarting would the mean that only the HD4000 would power the laptops internal screen. In my opinion this is a huge improvement compared to what we had before, specially in Windows 10. But on the other hand this should be like this since 2012... I guess its better late then never
  9. I can read 90w in the BIOS. It looks like its an original adapter but It came together with the E6430 that I bought from a seller on eBay so... I don't have another one to compare.
  10. The bios version is A16. So I guess I also have a faulty adapter, just as Dewos. I will try to post a picture of it. I might have never found out, if I didn't upgrade to a 3740QM. My storage: 1TB SSD & 750GB HDD odd caddy. Thanks again Timohour.
  11. I checked and its the same Package Power Limits settings. All I did was power the laptop down and use the other power brick and see the results. And they were very different. Maybe its a faulty power brick, but the hole thing looks too similar to what Dewos reported on page 13 of this post. I will double check if its really a 90W power brick, I know for sure its from Dell. My other power brick is branded by NGS and its also 90W but I'm able to achieve much better results with it. I'm not limited to 46W and 34 multi at best...
  12. Hi Timohour. I used the same settings as suggested by the newbie guide regarding the UFI variables and the TDP. I'm almost sure it is a 90W Dell power brick, I will make sure later. Maybe this affects only a specific part number.... The Throttlestop settings were the same and were used while doing the TS Bench 1024M test. In my setup I use a 3740QM @ 3,9Ghz 4 cores, 16GB 1600 Cas10 and as a eGPU a GTX 750 2GB. Just in case you want to update the specs in the board. Thanks.
  13. Hi, I had the same problem using the standard power brick from the E6430 while using my 3740QM cpu and the 39 multi @ 4 cores. Using Throtlestop I could't get any higher than the 34 multi and the cpu was limited to 46W max. I then used a universal 90W power brick and was able to maintain the 39 multi threw out the test and was able to go up to 59W. This got my attention due to the situation first described by the user Dewos on page 13 of this post. If this is confirmed. In my opinion it is a serious limitation to using the quad core cpus with unlocked turbo bins with the standard 90W Dell power brick.
  14. Hi, Just bought an AsusG46VW from eBay. Unfortunately the board revision is 2.0 so no thunderbolt for me "Edit" Had to replace the powerjack and in the process confirmed that the thunderbolt chip is missing so definitely no thunderbolt for me with this motherboard. I've also added a very small NGFF M.2 B SATA-Based SSD 32GB using a NGFF M.2 B SATA-Based to MSATA Mini Male Converter Card. Its cheap and there is enough room to install it since the converter card is very small and the SSD is even smaller. Unlike with a standard sized MSATA SSD you can even screw it using the notebooks mount, and so everything is secured. 32GB is just about enough for Windows 8.1. I recommend this small mod to anyone that has no problem disassembling this laptop (you will need to completely disassemble it). Your boot times will decrease dramatically and Windows will fell a lot faster due to the SSDs much lower access times. The 32GB mean that you may need to disable Windows hibernation (and get around 10GB free SDD space) and also need to install most of your apps/games in the 750GB hard drive and also move the page file to it. Both the SSD and the converter were bought on eBay for the total amount of 26€. Best cost/benefit ratio I ever got from upgrading a laptop. With a modded bios I got some thunderbolt options. Is it just because its unlocked and so it shows all the options or does it mean my motherboard has thunderbolt? "Edit" Its just because the bios is unlocked. Is there any sure way of buying a thunderbolt motherboard? And if so, from where? Any recommended FHD displays for it? Already saw a few references in the forum but its hard to decide witch one to buy. I've posted this in another thread related to the G46 but the author of that one doesn't seem to be active in this forum. Any way sorry for the double post. Thanks in advanced.
  15. Hi, Just bought an AsusG46VW from eBay. Unfortunately the board revision is 2.0 so no thunderbolt for me "Edit" Had to replace the powerjack and in the process confirmed that the thunderbolt chip is missing so definitely no thunderbolt for me with this motherboard. I've also added a very small NGFF M.2 B SATA-Based SSD 32GB using a NGFF M.2 B SATA-Based to MSATA Mini Male Converter Card. Its cheap and there is enough room to install it since the converter card is very small and the SSD is even smaller. Unlike with a standard sized MSATA SSD you can even screw it using the notebooks mount, and so everything is secured. 32GB is just about enough for Windows 8.1. I recommend this small mod to anyone that has no problem disassembling this laptop (you will need to completely disassemble it). Your boot times will decrease dramatically and Windows will fell a lot faster due to the SSDs much lower access times. The 32GB mean that you may need to disable Windows hibernation (and get around 10GB free SDD space) and also need to install most of your apps/games in the 750GB hard drive and also move the page file to it. Both the SSD and the converter were bought on eBay for the total amount of 26€. Best cost/benefit ratio I ever got from upgrading a laptop. With a modded bios I got some thunderbolt options. Is it just because its unlocked and so it shows all the options or does it mean my motherboard has thunderbolt? "Edit" Its just because the bios is unlocked. Is there any sure way of buying a thunderbolt motherboard? And if so, from where? Any recommended FHD displays for it? Already saw a few references in the forum but its hard to decide witch one to buy. Thanks in advanced.
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