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  1. Hi Guys, sorry I was quite busy lately, but here is my final conculsio: Unfortunaltey I didn't get it to work "in time" so I decided to cut my losses for purchasing the board and DIY eGPU Setup tool(although it's a mighty tool, it didn't make a difference in my case, because the problem, at least i think, was "on a level above") and refunded the gpu itself. Thanks for your help, but unfortunatley I wasn't able to try this in time, but maybe this does the trick. Another reason why I decided against it, and is clearly a problem of this specific board: The mPCI-E adapter (especially the fixed/attached cable to the pcb) didn't quite fit in the notebook case, so the connectors sat at an angle and needed to be taped down. Also the backplate was a mess with this adapter as well, half open and not really stable and because it is right in the middle, the notebook easily tips over from left to right (of course I used an usb keyboard, but if you have a cat or some other pet...) My last resort was to bend the cable right after the pcb connectors so that I could screw the hole thing down in the slot, but it made no difference (tried everything with this "setup" again"). In my oppinion, when you don't have an PCI-Card slot or some fancier thunderbolt stuff for "plug and play", this whole thing defeats the purpose of itself, because you have to screw/unscrew everything everytime you want to use your "mobile" notebook somewhere else - and i don't think you should stress your motherboard with this "heavy mechanical use". On the other hand, you could use this to "retire" a notebook as an "desktop" with a fix spot at home - which is not really an option for me. So here some stuff that I tried after my initial post, so you don't have to do it again (keep in mind, that this only applies to the same board and gpu) - flashed insyde h20 v1.15 unlocked BIOS on my notebook - tried different dGPU/PCI-E BIOS settings and/or deactivated them (then the whole procedure with hotplugging and all that stuff) -I even tried to deactivate the whole iGPU and dGPU, which is of course a bad idea (I just wanted to try everything) because you can't see anymore -NOTE: before you try stuff like this, make sure to check the hotkeys for "set to default" and "save and exit" in you BIOS and how you can confirm this two options (just enter,left+enter, y/n,...) so you always can restore your BIOS settings to default, even when you deactivated the wrong thing and cant see anything. (it certainly doesn't help with anything, but can save your a**... in my case it was F9-Enter, F10-Enter) -Different UEFI/Legacy settings with windows and linux (for DIY eGPU) hope this helps, so you don't have to waste time and/or money cheers d00t3y
  2. Hi Guys, I hope I'm posting this in the right section and yes, I used Google, the search function and the troubleshooting guide. I'm trying to get an eGPU setup up&running but I encountered some major problems. First of all, here are the specs for the hardware: Laptop: Acer Aspire V3-772G CPU: Intel Core i7-4702MQ, 2.2GHz - 3.2GHz boost dGPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 760m RAM: 16GB DDR3 eGPU: PE4C-PM060A V3.0 (via mPIC-E) http://www.bplus.com.tw/Adapter/PE4C%20V3.0.html PSU: Cooler Master B600 Ver.2 - 600W/+12V/PCI-E GPU: MSI Geforce GTX 970 4G - 4GB vRAM I don't really know where to start, so lets begin how everything is connected. The Acer-Aspirve V3-772G has 2 mPCI-E Slots. Both were previously occupied (SSD MMC, and an Wifi-Bluetooth card in the half/small port). I tried the following steps on both mPCI-E slots without any changes. For the first try, I just removed my WIFI card and connected the PE4C to my laptop. Next I inserted the new GPU and connected the power from the PSU (1x24p ATX directly from PSU to PE4C, 1x6pin and 1x8pin from the 6/8p output from PE4C to the graphics card). On the first boot, nothing happened, the screen stayed black but the gpu-fans started spinning and the status-leds switchted to green, so I tried different troubleshooting steps. Summary: Different boot-delay settings for the eGPU - made no difference, the screen stay always black (no signal) but it seemed to result in different fan-speeds on the gpu My next steps seemed to work at first, because the GPU-fans started spinning really fast, without any crashes or "not working display". But in every case, neither the GPU or the PE4C could be detected by windows. Turn eGPU ON when windows initializes Turn eGPU ON after standby (booting with eGPU OFF) Hot-Swap WIFI and eGPU (from standby - with and without wifi card on boot) After this, I completly removed the nvidia drivers (for mobile) and deactivated the dGPU via device-manager and repeated the above steps (hot swapping...) but with the same results. Either it halts on boot with "no signal" or it doesnt get detected at all. After further research, my next guess was that the dGPU messes with the eGPU on startup, so I bought eGPU Setup 1.30 After making a USB-Bootable drive, I booted the setup "with menu" First, I booted with the Wifi-Card, wich worked fine (detected) and gave me the pcie port, where my eGPU should be setup. After this I continued with the previous steps (turn egpu on at boot, in menu, hotswapping...) With each variant, (after disabling the dGPU) I tried to initialize , reset, deactivate/activate the correspondent pcie port - including different gen setups. The result stayed the same as in Windows, the eGPU won't get detected in eGPU Setup 1.30 (the pciport shows nothing after his id -> pci3 1.2x: ) Now I am out of ideas and wonder if I am just doing something completly wrong or the eGPU Adapter is simply not working with my laptop. Of course I researched before buying the equipment... which should work fine with my laptop... I also can refund my GPU (today or monday) but would prefer not to I appreciate every helping hand, who can give me a clue how to fix this. cheers, d00t3y
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