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  1. Hey guys just bought a Lenovo Y510P about 2 weeks ago and I still haven't been able to enjoy it without getting a fire extinguisher ready So I have been reading about its faults and what I can do to help ease them. So far it's been a education. I have the 3.05 mod bios, spring mod, new thermal pads, paste and cut holes for the fans. The thing I am trying to figure out is I can see if gpu-z that one of my GPUS have the [MODDED] next where is says the bios version. Can't distinguish weather its the built in GPU or ultra bay. My money is on the one thats built in. So with that said (might get corrected) but lets say all thats left is to flash and mod the bios on the ultra bay gpu. When I try to save my bios in GPU-Z I get an error with some research its a mobile gpu and thus wont save my bios. I am a little confused on the instructions on how to flash that gpu's bios and what steps I need to take in order to under-volt them. I am able to under-volt one of them assuming its the one that says modded next to it. I am a complete noob when it comes to this stuff but charting into unknown territory is well...lets just say challenging. If someone can please give me a detailed guide on what do to I would really appreciate it. Thanks. Joe.
  2. Can i replace the wifi pcie slot with an adapter for an pcie graphicscard? or is it whitelisted and i have to unlock the bios? if yes then pls a tutorial... thank you
  3. I have an lenovo z710... i5 4200m GT 740m can i use the pcie port on mainboard to put my adapter for and pcie Graphics Card in? have my bios been unlocked? have the wireless lan card in pcie port locked? how can i unlock the bios?
  4. Hello. I have a Lenovo z70-80 laptop. i7-5500u (2.40GHz). 16GB ram. Nvidia 840m (I believe). The laptop has done wonderful for all of my school CS projects, but I have recently started gaming and I notice a serious lack of graphics power (or to me). I have no experience with building computers, nor do know what many of the technical acronyms mean! I digress. I noticed I wasnt able to run games like rainbow 6 siege or H1z1:KOTK without putting the graphics to the lowest level possible. Even then siege was giving me 22fps when standing still. I also noticed that my Nvidia GPU was not being used. Instead my intel HD 5500 graphics (idk what it is man okay... im sorry!) was being used to process all of the graphics. Long story short. I want to know if i could/should run an eGPU? is it even possible on this model? if so what should i look towards. also any other tips or suggestions are welcome! thank you.
  5. Hi, I'm new on a forum and i didnt see any answer to my problem on forum or googling it. I own Lenovo ideapad 15ISK with GT 940MX 2GB DDR3 and it has serious throttling problems (throttles at 61 degrees, everyone on Lenovo forum are complaining about this yet Lenovo doesnt do anything to resolve these problems) so i decided to modify my vBIOS, or let someone do this. The problem is that i can't extract it. I tried using GPU-Z and got "BIOS reading not supported on this device". Does anyone knows another way to get my vBIOS, or maybe someone has vBIOS suitable for my laptop. I've found vBIOS for 940MX on general 900m series overclocking threat, but its for a 4GB version and for another model of computer ( Lenovo T560) so i guess that i cannot use it? EDIT: When using nvflash i get: " Display adapter's EEPROM ID process failed " EDIT2: I manager to extract my vBIOS ROM file (i think) from Lenovo BIOS update, here it is. My question right now is: Is it right file? I checked on techpowerup and most files for NVIDIA mobile graphics are about this size. And if this is how can i modify it? D5D0AE68-0882-4DCE-E39D-85B1A2B7A1EF_1537.ROM
  6. Ok, a little background. I have a lenovo L420 laptop and bought an EGPU adapter via Express Card. I used a Geforce GTX 1050 TI In order for this to work you need to first disconnect any egpu external device and perfrom DSDT override to your system. Very easy guide thanks to user 'angerthosenear' found here (JAVA MUST BE INSTALLED IN ORDER TO RUN .BAT FILE. Other wise nothing will open) Keep in mind step 5 on his tutorial was a bit off. The correct code should look like this: DWordMemory (ResourceProducer, PosDecode, MinFixed, MaxFixed, Cacheable, ReadWrite, 0x00000000, // Granularity 0x000A0000, // Range Minimum 0x000BFFFF, // Range Maximum 0x00000000, // Translation Offset 0x00020000, // Length ,, , AddressRangeMemory, TypeStatic) /*above this line is only for reference. only copy below*/ QWordMemory (ResourceProducer, PosDecode, MinFixed, MaxFixed, Cacheable, ReadWrite, 0x0000000000000000, // Granularity 0x0000000C20000000, // Range Minimum, set it to 48.5GB 0x0000000E0FFFFFFF, // Range Maximum, set it to 56.25GB 0x0000000000000000, // Translation Offset 0x00000001F0000000, // Length calculated by Range Max - Range Min. ,, , AddressRangeMemory, TypeStatic) Restart your computer and confirm your DSDT override worked by going to Device Manager -> Resources by Connection -> Memory and you should see a hierarchy for 'Large Memory' When I was at this point I was still getting error 43. I thought it was a driver issue, but ****** via email thought it was a timing issue with clocks so he suggested I 'Jumpered' the powersupply so it would constantly stay on as long as it was plugged in. So when I plugged my expresscard in the laptop, the GPU would already be powered on. I would first plug your EGPU in your system and see if you still get this error. If so, jump the power supply unit by grounding the greenwire with either of the black wires to the right or left of it. This can be done in many ways, be smart about it. Try to make it reversible. Don't be like me and cut it, splice it, and jam in behind the ground wire. It works, but, not very pretty. This should get yours working. Unless you have a 1050 TI, if so, read on. Download driver versions 372.70 and 375.63 and extract them 1:) - Open the INF for 375.63 Extract the drivers you want to modify using something like 7zip. (with 7zip installed, just rightclick and press "Extract to "/File name here"") Inside the extracted driver folder open Display.Driver. The "nv_dispi.inf" in that folder is what we need to modify. If you can't find nv_dispi.inf, look for "nvts.inf", "nv_dispwi.inf", or "nv4_dispi.inf" instead. 2:) - Your GPU string Search (CTRL+F) for your gpu '1050 TI' Copy these lines, should be 3 if I remember correctly 3:) - paste them in the appropriate place on the 372.70 INF file 4:) install 372.70 Drivers and restart 5:) Now, your error 43 should be gone but your GPU will run like dog sh*t. You need to install drivers 375.63 EXPRESS INSTALL ONLY. If done correctly you will not be prompted to restart. Congratulations, you're done. Took me 3 days to figure this out. If an idiot like me can do it, so can you. I will gladly answer any questions
  7. So i was thinking if i could make my lenovo yoga 500 better since its not very powerful when coming to games i usually play War thunder and i can get 60fps while on minimal and the laptop overheats quite fast so would there be a way how to make it faster like getting eGPU upgrading the components etc. I have also heard that the graphics card and the processor are soldered to the motherboard so i cant change it that easy please im open to any advices thanks in advance
  8. Hello all, I recently picked up a Lenovo T430 as a replacement to an Asus laptop of mine. Soon after it arrived I found that the expresscard slot could be used for eGPU setups. So, I decided to try my hand at it. I have reached a bit of a roadblock though. Laptop Specs: T430 i5-2520m 8gb RAM 120gb SSD Board being used PE4C-EC060A V3.0 GPU: ATI Radeon 5670 512mb I am able to run an external monitor off of the eGPU and it does not show any errors (12) or otherwise. However, after working flawlessly for anywhere between 1 and 5 minutes, the display driver begins to crash every 5-10 seconds, freezing the computer completely. I managed to open MSI Afterburner for a moment before the driver crashed and saw that each time it did so, my eGPU usage spiked to about 80-100%. Not sure if that is relevant, but I found it odd. The 5670 does not require external power and the PE4C is connected to an EVGA 430W psu via the mobo power. I'd appreciate any input anybody with more experience has on this issue. Thanks, Zach
  9. What laptop is ideal for an egpu setup mostly for lighter games like rocket league and some bf4 but on medium setting 1080p. I have a GTX 660 TI reference card and a GDC express card variant. Please help me choose a laptop. Im thinking about the Lenovo W530 (love the looks but no mxm). The HP 8770W (I think it has a whitelist but has an ExpressCard and mxm 3 b.
  10. Current Status: HELP NEEDED! mPCIe port actually micro PCIe, not sure if I can convert it or if this is a lost cause Materials: bPlus PE4C V3.0 Adapter (mPCIe connector version) MSI NVidia GTX 970 a PSU (this is still in the mail from a friend so I don't remember the model) USB Wireless Adapter (I bought this one but it's being terrible) (optional) mPCIe flexible extender cable (I use this to help keep the laptop mobile) Sections: Part 1: Open the laptop Part 2: Remove the WiFi card Part 3: Connect the extender (or the bPlus board if you're not using the extender) Part 4: Connect the graphics card and PSU Part 5: Software and integration Part 1: Opening the laptop Unplug your laptop and power it down. Place it upside-down in front of you so that the labels are upright. Starting from the top left, unscrew the screws around the outside of the case. Move to the three on the inside, saving the middle one for last. Note that the middle screw will not unscrew all the way. Just unscrew it until it's loose; you'll push it out from the other side in a moment. Insert a long, thin object such as an unbent paperclip into the indicated screw holes. This will pop the keyboard off the front of the laptop. Gently pull up the rest of the keyboard. The keyboard will be connected by two wires. You can choose to disconnect these, but leaving them attached is fine and less annoying. Lift the keyboard out of the way to find the middle hole with the screw that doesn't unscrew all the way. Using your long object, poke the screw out. At this point, the disk drive (or placeholder if you don't have one) will be loose, so if you're going to remove it (like I did), feel free to slide it out. Starting from the disk drive hole or a corner, pull the cover off the back of the laptop. You will hear it click as it goes. Part 2: Removing the WiFi card Now that the laptop is open, locate the mPCIe slot. Gently disconnect the two antenna wires by pulling them out at their heads. If you want to preserve the internal wireless card for later use, be very careful with this step; I accidentally crushed one of the wire terminals without even trying. Remove the screw which holds the card in place. Unfortunately, the people at Lenovo made this screw out of reconstituted sewage instead of metal, so chances are it will become 100% stripped the moment you touch it. [more to come eventually, including picture embedding] Help I need right now: Can I convert my cables or am I done for? (see reply below for image)
  11. Y500 650M Overclock Thread I can not find any of my 3dmark keys... EVGA deleted them I guess. So I am using Valley from Uni Engine. I so far have a stable clock at 969mhz Core 2500mhz Mem Score on Extreme HD 1046 Stays around 70c. Increased playability of games a whole hec of a lot. But I have noticed small artifacts so I may either see if its throttling down, or if it just happens to be to high a mem clock maybe lower the cor to 950 and keep mem up. Let me know all your experiences! I did this with Afterburner, and of course unlocked bios. Nothing special though. No CP changes, or driver tweaks. I used to be much in to benchmarking but now I look at it this way, my car may go 150 but really where can I use it at that speeds?! So playability is where I am at on this project. I will update this accordingly, I may get a cooler, put IC Diamond compound on the parts, and ThrottleStop it. These cards can run good around 70-75c without much problems. Update your findings here as well!
  12. I recently bought a "Lenovo Ideapad Y500". I like it a lot, but there is one big problem: the games doesn´t run properly.On notebookcheck.com "Max Payne 3" gets around 70 fps on medium. I get 8-15 fps on medium with some settings turned off."Red Faction: Armageddon" gets 8-19 fps.On notebookcheck.com "Metro 2033" gets around 80 fps on high. I get 20-30 fps on high with some settings turned off.All three games were tested in both DirectX 9 and 11. The fps i wrote about is from DirectX 9.Specifications:3. generation quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (3630QM)8 gb RAM (DDR3)Nvidia GT 750m (SLI) (GDDR5)1 terabyte capacityFull HD screen (1920x1080)Windows 10
  13. Hello. I have a Lenovo G40-70 that I'm trying to add an eGPU to, it has an Intel Core i7-4510U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and onboard Intel HD Graphics 4400. I bought a Bplus PE4C v4.1 with the M.2 A/E key, and a Sapphire Radeon R7 240. The power supply is an Antec ATX 430W. I started trying to get it running on Win 10 64bit, but as that was installed with UEFI I couldn't run DIY eGPU. I've since installed Win 8.1 Pro 64bit using "Legacy" mode. For testing I'm using HWiNFO64 to check the status of the system's PCI Express bus.. the tree for which looks like this: Bus - PCI Bus #0 - Intel Lynx Point-LP - PCI Express Root Port #3 - PCI Express x1 Bus #1 - RealTek Semiconductor etc. etc. - Intel Lynx Point-LP - PCI Express Root Port #4 - PCI Express x1 Bus #2 Bus #2 is where my laptop's Wifi was plugged in, and has been swapped out for the eGPU. At first I had no luck at all with getting the eGPU to show up. So I tried going through every combination of Delay and Settings configuration of the switches on the PE4C. I tried booting with the wifi installed, sleeping, swapping in the powered up eGPU and nothing. Tried booting with the eGPU powered up, booting with it powered off. Still nothing. Tried taping over line 22 on the PE4C's key. No change. I purchased the DIY eGPU app and have been trying to figure it out, but initially I wasn't able to get the eGPU to appear in DIY either. I'm not 100% certain what happened but during yet another boot into DIY, with the PE4C switches set to stock.. first position on each switch.. no special power up on the PE4C.. suddenly my eGPU was there! It had found it!! I have no idea what had changed, but it was working. I ran a few of the commands in DIY eGPU which only work on a found eGPU. Didn't really understand any of the output though. So I crossed my fingers and rebooted into Windows and found that it was still working! The video card showed up in HWiNFO, so I installed video drivers, rebooted, still working. I had video out put to both the external monitor and my laptop's screen.. dual monitors, not mirrors. Thinking the worst was over I began setting up Steam. A short time later my external monitor suddenly cut out, and then my laptop locked up. Reboot. The eGPU was still working.. but my internet connection was messed up for about 10 min, before finally coming back. The LAN hardware is in PCIe Bus #1 so maybe there was some kind of 'crosstalk' with the video card on PCIe Bus #2? About 15 min later, the output to the external monitor died and the laptop locked up again. I shut down, removed the PE4C's key from the PCIe slot and rebooted. The onboard GPU worked normally and no crashes. A while later I re-installed the PE4C's key and found that my system could no longer find the eGPU. I've been poking around this forum looking for possible solutions, and booting into DIY eGPU to try and make sense of it all. But I think it's time to reach out and see if anyone can suggest a course of action... I've tried to run "Compact All except..." in DIY with the default range, and it appears to run, but then I'm unable to return to the GUI due to "C: DOS area: sector not found" error. So I ran the command which logs the compact attempt and I'm attaching the C:\diag folder to this post. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or if there's any more info you'd like me to provide. I have photos of the handful of tests I ran in DIY when the video card was detected, and I can provide them if you think they might help. Thank you. diag.zip
  14. Hi! I've been looking into hooking up an eGPU to my Lenovo z41-70 laptop, a build which I haven't been able to find a prior example of anywhere. The laptop has an mPCIe slot on the inside, but the wireless card is currently connected to it. My ultimate goal is to preserve as much mobility as possible, which means I need wireless functionality and I need to keep the case closed. So far, I already have my hands on an Nvidia GTX 970 and a matching PSU. I'm planning to get this BPlus mPCIe adapter and this USB wireless adapter (unless anyone has better recommendations from personal experience). My biggest question right now is will I be able to display the eGPU output on the internal screen? It's a really nice FHD screen, so I don't want to let it go to waste. I'm using Windows 10, and I will install the newest Nvidia drivers once the card is hooked up. If I need to use an external monitor, I don't think the project will be worthwhile. Does it seem possible? Also, is there a good solution to quickly switch between internal graphics and the eGPU? I'd like to be able to just unplug the mPCIe cable and get moving without pausing to restart the computer. Regarding keeping the case closed: I don't have an optical drive in my laptop, which means I have a big empty plastic placeholder that I could totally make my own mPCIe port inside of. The only issue with this is that I would need a ribbon extender for the mPCIe port which does not have a board to support a card on the end. Does such a thing exist? Where can I find it? Relevant Laptop Specs: OS: 64-bit Windows 10 Home Processor: Intel i5-5200U @2.20GHz RAM: 8GB CPU-integrated Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500 Internal Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R7 M360 All drivers kept as up-to-date as possible.
  15. Hello ive seen a few people asking about heat and i thought i would chime in and say a few ways to keep down the heat! there are a few ways you go about this with out opening the computer, for those who arent to sure about taking a screwdriver to their laptop it may help you. in saying that, if your fans are dirty then this will not help you at all. I TAKE NO RESPOSIBILITY TO ANY DAMAGE HARDWARE! ANY CHANGES YOU MAKE ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK! INCREASING THE FAN SPEED to control your fans use this http://www.hwinfo.com/download64.html this is a free program that alot of people use on various computers. it work on alienwares well but im yet to test ROG and MSI with it. its pretty simple to use install it and get to this page and click on the sensors button then on the next screen click the small fan icon at the bottom unless you want to manually adjust your fan between each time you play click customer auto and you can edit it from there UNDERCLOCKING download and install NV tools it can manage fan speeds too but its not always 100% in laptops http://www.nvidia.com/object/nvidia-system-tools-6.08-driver.html on the left hand side, under the performance tab, select device settings now just slide it back in small steps until you are comfortable with the temps. remember that if your computer blue screens it DOES NOT mean your computer has been damaged. it is simply a way for the computer to avoid damage. adjust the slider in intervals of about 15mhz to be safe and click apply each time. start on the core clock and finish on the memory. Every now and again it is good to check on your progress to see how far you need to go. (more on this later) MSI after burner is a good one too http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/msi-afterburner-beta-download.html again the fan control is a bit hit and miss with it but it can control your clock speed. ass per the program above keep going untill you hit a STABLE setting you want. TESTING here we will look at the new GPU temps after the tune. MSI Kombustor is a great way to test your heat. http://www.geeks3d.com/20150710/msi-kombustor-v3-5-2-64-bit-v2-6-0-32-bit-download-gpu-stress-test-benchmark/ click on stability and watch the temps. if you see any artefacts stop the test and increase the mhz by 15mhz each fur mark is the one that i use to test the heat of my alienware http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/ aim for about 70-75*C. hope this helps you a bit. PS avoid EVGA's tuning tool on alienware i have heard it can brick your LCD! CLEANING THE FANS Just for the sake of it ill give you a few tips on cleaning your laptops fans out. assuming you already know the basics of using a screwdriver to open a laptop ill cover a few things to help you. REMEMBER, IF YOU REMOVE THE HEATSINK YOU WILL NEED NEW THERMAL PASTE! compressed air is a great way to remove dust and id recommend having a can of it over a compressor. The reason being is that some compressors can fill with a bit of water and can spray it directly into the computer. you can spray the air into the vents and while it wont really "clean" it it may open enough room for air to pass out. i DO NOT recomend this however. after opening up the computer and removing the fan take a paint brush and clean the entire fan, get as much of the dust out as you physically can. you can use toothbrushes too if you dont have anything else. make sure you clean the grill behind the fan too as that is where the dust usually builds up. removing this dust and hair is the most important part of this clean up. now on to thermal paste. remove all the old thermal paste from the heat sink and the CPU with a dry cloth then, use isopropyl alcohol to clean the rest. some people seem to think that more is better but this is completely not true! if you put a large amount of thermal paste on the heatsink you will actuall have hotter temps. this is due to either: A ) the heatsink is not geting enough connectivity to the GPU as the layer of thermal paste is too thick B ) too much of it creates small pockets of air, these air pockets become super hot and that causes more heat on the GPU the correct amount is roughly the size of a pea even that is boarderline too much. Dont spread it around instead place your heat sink over it as even as possible and screw it down in a X pattern for an even spread. really hope this helps you and good luck!
  16. Hello everyone! I finally got my eGPU setup working after many endless hours, and decided to write and implementation guide for users struggling with similar setups. Notebook Details 13" Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E330 i3-3120M 2.5Ghz HD4000 iGPU 8 GB RAM Windows 8.1 eGPU Gear EXP GDC Beast v8.0 eGPU adapter with mPCIe cable lead 450W Corsair CX450M PSU Gainward GTX 670 Phantom edition 2GB GDDR5 225W TDP Performance Results will include later Now for the build itself... Implementation Guide As Lenovo Thinkpad Edge's TOLUD is 3,5GB leading to Windows error 12, and Lenovo is well known for using whitelisting, the build might seem like a lost cause. However when there is a will, there will eventually be a way. 1.Error 12 !!! DO A BACKUP FIRST !!! To overcome the error 12 I followed the guide on this thread: Windows 8.1 and 10 users please note that you have to run the following command as and Admin user in command prompt bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING ON 2.Whitelisting Now we only have to overcome the whitelisting. The only way to overcome it elegantly is with a bios mod. However you are only able to install bios mod if you have bios version 1.09 or older as Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E330's bioses 1.12-> have EEPROM write protection thus installing a bios mod requires certain flashing device and an skilled user. As bios modding is a dangerous thing to do, and can lead into a seriously overpriced paperweight (your laptop!!), I myself didn't feel the urge to do it. I settled for hotswapping: Boot the laptop with whitelisted WIFI card attached > Boot into setup 1.30 menu > hit F5 > carefully remove the WIFI card and attach the eGPU and voila! Setup 1.30 should now detect your eGpu 3.Booting to windows After succesfully completing a DSDT override, and overcoming the whitelisting, now what is left to do is to boot into Setup 1.30 (using above hotswapping method or not if you have a bios mod) and run a pci compaction 36-bit on eGPU and then chainload to windows and start gaming (YEAHH!!!! THAT'S RIGHT BITHCES) #OPTIONAL# (4.Almost forgot) As Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E330 has an half-miniPCIe slot I removed a tiny piece of plastic to make the EXP GDC mPCIe adapter fit better #OPTIONAL# I myself got a huge gaming boost out of this and enjoyed doing it, however your mileage may vary... Thanks to: @Tech Inferno Fan for setup 1.30 and eGPU threads @angerthosenear for DSDT override guide
  17. Because I was in need of free USB ports (especially for Bluetooth after Wifi card change) I started DIY work on adding internal USB hub. I wasn't able to found any free USB head on board so I decided to adopt USB-2.0 port on Audio jack board. This was successfull and my Y510p has now 3 more internal USB ports (fourth port is connected out to external USB - except power which is lead directly to allow power-off charging, of course). As usb hub I used mini octopuss hub type, the output cables pretty fitted to free room around HDD and under mPCI slot. On one cable is connected mini bluetooth 4.0 module, on second mini micro-SD reader (for fail-safe and system repair and recovery, including gparted live distro) and one cable is left free, ending just beside mPCI slot. I plan to use it eventually for usb wifi mini-dongle replacing PCI wifi card thus freeing mPCIe slot. The free slot will be then available for PCI riser with external graphics etc. ... If somebody is interested, I'm ready to upload complete and detailed photo story
  18. NOTE: This post has been updated to reflect the latest state of this implementation... Hello mates, I am delighted to share a bit of my new successful implementation... After fighting my way thru previous EGPU implementations using several Linux distributions. From Ubuntu Mate 14 & 15 to Linux Mate and Centos 5 and 6. I only documented one of them. I had to share this experience, mostly because I am amazed by what the community behind Ubuntu Mate 16.04 has achieved. So bear with me. System Specs Lenovo T430 Intel Core i5-3320m at 2.6 Ghz 8 GB DDR3L 12800 16 GB DDR3L 12800 Intel HD 4000 EGPU: Zotac GeForce GTX 750 1GB EVGA GeForce GTX 950 SC+ 2GB KFA2 GeForce GTX 970 OC Silent "Infin8 Black Edition" 4GB EXP GDC v8.3 Beast Express Card Seasonic 350 watts 80+ bronze Display: Internal LCD 1600x900 Dell UltraSharp 2007FP - 20.1" LCD Monitor Procedure: I prepared the hardware as usual. Feeding power to the Beast adapter using the PSU. Plugging these into the laptop's ExpressCard slot. The installation of Ubuntu Mate 16.04 used is only a couple of weeks old and is loaded only with a full stack of Python and web tools I need. For the integrated graphic card, stock open source drivers are used. For the EGPU... I was ready to perform the usual steps, disable nouveau drivers, reboot switch to run level 3, install the cuda drivers, etc. But.. Following the advice read on a Ubuntu/Nvidia forum, and very sceptical, I installed the most recent proprietary drivers for my card. Reboot. Boom! I am done. Even functionality previously not available in Linux is now available... As you can see from the last screenshot the drivers now report what processes are being executed on the GPU, that was something reserved previously to high-end GPUs like Teslas. That screenshot also shows the evidence of the computation being performed in the GPU while the display is rendered in my laptop's LCD. This screenshot also shows how the proprietary driver can now display the GPU temperature as well as other useful data. For those of you into CUDA computing, I can report CUDA toolkit 7.5 is now available in the Ubuntu repository and also installs and performs without any issue. I went from zero to training TensorFlow models using the GPU in 30 minutes or so. Amazing! I could expand this post if anyone needs more info, but it was very easy. Cheers! After upgrading the GPU two times, my system is now capable of handling Doom fairly easy. Now some benchmark results. RAM eGPU PCIe gen 3d Mark 11 3dm11 Graphics 8 GB GTX 750 2 P3 996 4 095 16 GB GTX 750 2 P3 994 4 094 16 GB GTX 950 1 P5 214 7 076 16 GB GTX 950 2 P5 249 7 709 16 GB GTX 970 1 P7 575 11 202 16 GB GTA 970 2 P8 176 12 946 Now, the difference between Gen 1 and Gen 2 might not seem relevant from the results in the table. But playing Doom there is a difference of around 15 fps on average between both modes. This brief difference is even more noticeable during intense fights.
  19. Hello! I have a Lenovo Y50 with a shitty Wifi-Card and i wanted to unlock the BIOS, so i can replace it with a better one! Now I saw there are Instructions for the Y500 but none for the Y50! Is there a possibility for me to unlock it on my own, or do I have to rely on other Users on this Forum, who know how to do it? Greatly appriciate any help regarding that matter :/. My BIOS is on V1.13 by the way.
  20. Hey guys, does anyone have the spare time to mod my laptops BIOS so that I can remove the limit of the sliders in MSI Afterburner. So that I can go above a max of 135 on the core, have the voltage and power limit sliders unlocked etc. If it can be done for free, I would much appreciate it, and donate in the future when I get some money. If you can do the task, plz reply and I'll upload my BIOS backup to RGhost if that's the site you guys upload stuff to on this forum. Thanks in advance friends!
  21. Hi guys! So recently, I've been trying to make the BIOS Whitelist mod by svl7 work, because I really need to downvolt my GPU's but nVidia Inspector just won't let me. I've been able to follow the steps correctly until I reached the step where you were required to boot up the modded BIOS using a formatted USB. The problem was that the USB didn't show up in the BIOS and boot options, even though I formatted the USB correctly to FAT32. Also, I'm running Windows 10, if that helps. Anyone know why this is? If so, please help me. Thanks
  22. Hello guys, First of all, really appreciate this project and I want to thank to all of you guys sharing your experience and creating such a great community. if there's anybody that managed to do it successfuly on this Thinkpad model, please PM me so I can talk with him, and I promise at the end I will post a full guide for this type of Thinkpad (wasn't able to find more that 2 posts related to this type of Thinkpad, and at one nobody responded, the second one I cannot find it anymore). I decided to start my own eGPU project, on my Lenovo Thinkpad T420s. I have waited for the PE4C-EC060A V3.0 ( eGPU PCIe x16 interface for ExpressCard) to be released and decided to order one (since Thinkpad T420s has an Express Card port) but instead I ordered an PE4C version 3.0, PCIe x16 interface for mPICe; Length 60c and it has been shipped. I than opened my laptop and I've noticed I do have a 2nd mPICe slot, and here comes my first question: 1st question: do you guys recommend me in switching to the Express Card version, or the mPICe one behaves the same as the Express Card one? The only inconvenience is that it will be harder to plug it in and out, since I take my laptop to work at a daily bases. Looking at the requirements, I saw that it is possible to do it for this type of laptop by having a bios version of 1.3x. 2nd question: The bios version of 1.3x refers to the bios versioin developed by @Tech Inferno Fan, or just the market one? ( I currently have 1.31 installed). I than need to consider what GPU to order. The post that I found about GPU installed on a Thinkpad T420s, it was talking about an Geforce GTX 570 (from what I remember - this is the post that I cannot find anymore) . I was thinking about buying an GTX 750 Ti OC2 2GB, beeing a 3rd Generation that seems to work with the PE4C V3.0, but while reading the forums, most of the guys installed a 2nd Generetion GPU. 3rd question: Does anyone know if the PE4C v3.0 Gen3 is stable or it';s safer to go with older GPUs. That's it for know. Thanks and really appreciate the support. Regards, Strack
  23. Hi all, I have been trying to get an eGPU implementation working on my T450s. The only option I could find for it is through its NGFF slot, which I think is only 1x speed. I picked up the eGPU adapter from yoybuy: http://www.yoybuy.com/en/Show/40808703110. The graphics card I am testing with is the Zotac 750ti. When plugged into the T450s before boot, the laptop won't post and gives 2 beeps. It does let me chainload, however I can't seem to get the device to show up in the device manager or in Setup 1.30. It's plugged into the port that the wifi chip was in, so it should support more than just SATA right? Anyways, NGFF eGPU setups seem like uncharted waters, but if anyone has tried this form factor before, please let me know. Cheers, James
  24. 3dMark11 Performance Preset Benchmark: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/11262792 Required items: 1.) Lenovo u310 (I have a Core i3 - Ivy Bridge, 8GB RAM) 2.) 65CN99WW unwhitelisted. (Had mine removed at bios-mods.com a while back.) 3.) eGPU (I used a EVGA GTX 750 Ti from another computer I had). 4.) EXP GDC mPCIe Edition adapter (got from eBay - banggood seller). 5.) ATX power supply (I used a 600W PSU from another computer I had). 6.) USB wireless. 7.) External monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Steps: 1.) Obtain and install a unwhitelisted BIOS. (As I put above, I got mine from bios-mods.com a while back when I was changing out the wireless cards on the computer, they require you to use a BIOS backup that is unique to your system). If you are unable to obtain a unwhitelist BIOS, I think it might be possible to bypass it with Tech Inferno Fan's Setup 1.x (may need confirmation as I haven't used it myself yet.) 2.) Shutdown computer and remove all USB devices, ethernet cables, power cables, card reader cards. 3.) Remove mPCIe wireless card and detach antennas. 4.) Attach EXP GDC external mPCIe cable to the former wireless slot and screw down. 5.) Attach HDMI end of the mPCIe cable adapter to the EXP GDC device. 6.) Attach graphics card to the EXP GDC device (I moved my laptop off the desk and onto the side shelf to make room on the desk for the monitor/keyboard/mouse). 7.) Using the power cable adapters that came with the EXP GDC device, I hooked in my ATX power supply's 20 pin and CPU 4 pin cables. Then hooked the other end (8 pin) into the EXP GDC device. My EVGA 750 Ti also required that I use an additional PCIe power cable (6 pin) in the top of the card. 8.) Then I attached my misc devices (HDMI monitor, USB keyboard/mouse/wireless adapter), and hooked in my PSU and powered it on (below is image of final product, also moved HDMI cable out of the way). 9.) Power on your computer and let it install the standard VGA drivers and then install your drivers (I didn't have to go in the BIOS for any graphics settings, which it doesn't have anyways, nor did I have to disable iGPU in Device Manager before the card was added). Extra Info: I found that most games will play on med settings with about 45 FPS with this particular card. BDO: Upscale on - Anti Aliasing on - SSAO off - med settings. Skyrim: Med-High settings. Fallout 4: Med settings. (EDIT 5/19/2016) > Images added.
  25. There is an existing petition to have Lenovo release an unemcombered version of their BIOS located on Change.org h t t p s : //www.change.org/p/lenovo-release-an-unencumbered-version-of-the-bios.
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